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 Course Title:   Digital Photography

 Title Abbreviation:   DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

 Department:    MIT

 Course #:    213

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to digital photography. Includes basic camera techniques. Covers camera features and functions, software, downloading, enhancing, transferring files and making photo-quality images.


Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand hardware specifications used to develop digital still images.
  2. Prepare images to be used in Web-based multimedia applications.
  3. Take digital photographs.
  4. Understand lighting concepts used in photography.
  5. Organize and store images.
  6. Enhance digital images.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Digital camera specifications.
  2. Still image digitization with a camera.
  3. Digital image adjustment and enhancement.
  4. Camera techniques for freezing action, portraits, landscape and creativity.
  5. Storing and organizing images.
  6. Preparing photo quality images for the Web.