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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.


Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Multimedia Students, VICOM Students and students interested in photography.
Active Date 20200330T21:14:23

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Transferable Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Exposure (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO)
  • White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Image File Formats
  • Camera Types and Properties of Each
  • Properties of Light
  • Composition
  • Elements of Story in Photography
  • Organizing Photos in photo-editing software
  • Editing Photos in photo-editing software
  • Photo Critiques
  • Artificial Light, Light Modifiers
  • Resolution

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 the properties of light.

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