Digital Photography - EL536

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) MR MW Green

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

May not be taken if enrolled on, or have completed, EL541.

2017-18

Overview

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Camera obscura; silver chloride and black and white photography; colour photography; reversal processes; plate; roll film; 35mm and APS; scanning and photo CDs; digital cameras.

PRINCIPLES OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Basic optics; the camera; types of camera; lenses; lighting; colour theory; files and processing.

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL LECTURES
Use of cameras and lenses, lighting techniques, composition, themes: e.g. People, landscapes, still life, architecture, nature, sport.


PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE
Drop-in help/feedback sessions on photographic techniques to support the Photographic Portfolio assignment.

WORKSHOPS
Use of cameras, lenses and multi-light set-ups

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP
Basic Photoshop skills; photomontage; file formats.

IMAGE EDITING WITH PHOTOSHOP
Image cropping and rotation; colour correction; lens correction; red-eye reduction; resolution; printing. Communication through images; image correction and restoration; image manipulation; layers and layer masks.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Contact hours 35 consisting of:
13 hours Lectures
15 hours Tutorial Lectures*
3 hours Critique
4 hours Camera and Lighting Workshop

*Tutorial lectures are a cross between lectures and tutorials in that they include formal instruction by a lecturer but to a subset of the whole cohort, and are rather more interactive than a standard lecture.

Availability

Available as a wild module to any student

Method of assessment

100% Coursework consisting of
70% Photographic Portfolio
30% Poster

Preliminary reading

See http://readinglists.kent.ac.uk

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

1 Image composition, perspective and tone; the history of still image and its development
2 Editing and manipulation of acquired images using software tools.
3 Communicating a message via images and text.
4 Scientific principles of photography including camera optics, imaging techniques and image manipulation.

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