Digital Photography I

Students work with Digital SLR cameras to learn photography using traditional concepts and skills. Most work is done in black and white to stress elements of design, structure and contrast. The history of photography and basic styles is introduced. Students become comfortable and competent in the basic use of the camera, working with focus, aperture, shutter speed, light meter, ISO, different shooting modes, and menu controls. Using Bridge and Photoshop, essential editing skills of adjusting contrast, cropping, toning, retouching and printing are covered. Emphasis is on developing one’s eye and vision while creating groups of related images. Students and parents are required to sign a release form accepting responsibility for the loss or damage of the camera.

Digital Photography I Instructor: Linda Mahoney