Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 154 - Digital Photography I

Description: Creative digital camera operation. Identifying, measuring and controlling light values. Digital darkroom techniques, workflow applications and output processes. Application of design principles. Requires a Digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera with manually adjustable aperture, shutter speed, and focus.

Prerequisites: ART 137  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Photographic vocabulary
  2. SLR Digital camera operation
  3. Aperture and shutter speed
  4. Lens focal length
  5. Depth of field
  6. Motion
  7. Light measurement
  8. Properties of light, direction, diffusion, temperature
  9. Properties of digital sensors
  10. Resolution and its relationship to image capture and output
  11. Image capture formats
  12. Image editing formats
  13. Optional digital capture methods
  14. File management workflow
  15. Camera Raw editing workflow
  16. Photoshop editing workflow
  17. Image print output
  18. Image web output
  19. Model release and copyright issues
  20. Recordkeeping and organization
  21. Formal elements and principles of design
  22. Historical and contemporary art examples
  23. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze photographic images and describe the technical and aesthetic characteristics. (1)
  2. Use a manual, fully adjustable SLR digital camera. (2)
  3. Ascertain correct aperture and shutter speed exposure combinations. (3)
  4. Identify the effect of various focal length lenses on the photographic image. (4)
  5. Vary the depth of field using aperture settings for visual effect. (5)
  6. Control motion using shutter speed settings for visual impact. (6)
  7. Identify and measure properties of light and explain their effects on exposure and visual impact. (7)
  8. Compose light values as significantly as subjects. (8)
  9. Explain the differences between various digital sensors and their effects on image capture. (9)
  10. Illustrate the proper determination of image resolution for digital input and output. (10)
  11. Identify image capture formats and explain their uses. (11)
  12. Identify image editing formats and explain their uses. (12)
  13. Use optional digital capture methods to acquire digital images. (13)
  14. Establish a file management workflow to facilitate image archiving. (14)
  15. Employ Camera Raw editing workflow techniques to manipulate and enhance digital images. (15)
  16. Employ Photoshop editing workflow techniques to manipulate and enhance digital images. (16)
  17. Optimize digital images for print output. (17)
  18. Optimize digital images for web output. (18)
  19. Document model releases and copyright protections. (19)
  20. Document industry standards i record keeping and organization. (20)
  21. Identify the formal elements and principles of design. (21)
  22. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design. (21)
  23. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design. (21)
  24. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (22)
  25. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (23)

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.