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Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Digital Photography (intensive) (LLLA07101)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.

he course will explore digital camera creative controls, as well as digital image enhancements, adjustments and processing for photography. Students will be introduced to the elements of a photographic visual language and how concepts, ideas, and mood, can be communicated through photography. The course will include both a range of creative photography project work and computer-based work, using PhotoShop. After introductory photography assignments, students will research, photograph, print, edit and present a personal digitally-based photography project. The course will also enable students to consider the work of a range of contemporary photographers, artists and designers working with photography.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH
    research and explore a range of photographic vocabularies such as light, shadow, tone, surface, composition, colour, contrast, focus and crop as a means to communicate creative ideas
  2. PRACTICE
    use a range of digital camera manual and automated creative controls, and use digital imaging software as a digital darkroom, to achieve photographic goals
  3. PRESENT
    demonstrate the ability to edit, print, and present a personal digitally-based photography project
Reading List
Lipkin, J., 2005, Photography Re-born: Image Making in the Digital Era, New York: Harry N. Abrams
Wells, L., 2004, Photography: A Critical Introduction, New York: Routledge
Wolf, S. and Henry Art Gallery, 2010, The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, New York: Prestel
Shore, S., 2010, Nature of Photographs: a Primer, New York: Phaidon Press
Alexis Cassel, A. and Schneider, N., 1996, ┐Photography After Photography: Memory and Representation in the Digital Ages┐, USA: DAP distributed Arts,
Bucher, C., 2011, Black and White Digital Photography: Photoworkshop, USA: John Wiley
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Using a digital camera and digital imaging tools effectively
Considering compositional devices for visual communication of photographic ideas.
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of digital photography within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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