Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Digital Photography (LLLA07131)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED
The 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual design works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved design works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class.
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
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;
use a range of digital camera manual and automated creative controls, and use digital imaging software as a digital darkroom, to achieve photographic goals
demonstrate the ability to edit, print, and present a personal digitally-based photography project
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||using a digital SLR camera
manipulating digital images using software
creating distinctive digital photographs
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of digital photography within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
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