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ART 37 — An Introduction to Digital Photography

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On campus
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Nov 8
Time: 7:00—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 7
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $575
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: On-campus class sessions: 7 Tuesdays, September 27 – November 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Off-campus shoots: Saturdays, October 8, October 22, and November 5, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fall
On campus
Tuesdays
7:00—9:00 pm
Date(s)
Sep 27—Nov 8
7 weeks
Drop By
Oct 7
2 Units
Fees
$575
Limit
20
Closed
Please Note: On-campus class sessions: 7 Tuesdays, September 27 – November 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Off-campus shoots: Saturdays, October 8, October 22, and November 5, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Is the card inside your digital camera packed with photos, but you don’t know what to do with them? Geared toward photography beginners, this course will introduce students to basic photography and computer workflow techniques. We will shoot photographs in the manual exposure mode under various lighting condi- tions, merging technique with ideas of composition, color, and action. We will also examine the similarities and differences in technique and workflow between film photography and digital photography. Weekly assignments will build upon each other and will be presented and critiqued during class. By the end of the course, students will have a working knowledge of how to manage their digital photographs both inside the camera and on the computer.

This course is designed for those with little or no experience in photography. This course includes three field trips. Meeting times and locations will be provided at the first class session.

Students should have access to a digital camera with a manual exposure mode, and will need access to post-production (editing) software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Don Feria, Photographer

Don Feria has been professionally documenting historical events with his camera since 1995. He has served as a staff photographer at the Palo Alto Weekly and a contract photographer for the San Jose Mercury News, for whom he has photographed several dignitaries and world leaders, including two US presidents. His work has been published in Sports Illustrated, Forbes, and Fortune magazines, and in The Christian Science Monitor and many other newspapers around the world.

Textbooks for this course:

No required textbooks
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