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ART 149 - Composition & Story Telling With Digital Photography

5 Credits

This class will focus on creating photos with emotion that tell stories. Students will learn the fundamentals of exposure and advanced composition techniques, as well as advanced digital photography workflow practices using photo-editing software. Students will be required to have their own digital camera with manual exposure controls and interchangeable lenses.


Designed to Serve Multimedia Students, VICOM Students and students interested in photography.
Active Date 2011-07-25

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 44 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 77
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline
Exposure (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO)

White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Image File Formats

Camera Types and Properties of Each

Properties of Light


Elements of Story in Photography

Organizing Photos in photo-editing software

Editing Photos in photo-editing software

Photo Critiques

Artificial Light, Light Modifiers


Student Learning Outcomes
Produce images that exhibit evidence of appropriate elements of exposure.

Produce images that exhibit appropriate use of compositional  and story telling elements.

Communicate effectively using appropriate vocabulary for discussing, evaluating and critiquing photographs.

Execute proper basic and advanced digital photography workflow.

Produce images that exhibit understanding of the properties of light.

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