Liberal Arts > Art

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Digital Photography I
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Art
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Introduces photographic techniques. Topics include exposure, camera controls, digital printing, file management. Explores creative possibilities and thematic modes of photography; working in series.


II: Course Objectives

An introductory yet broad-based understanding of digital photography including use of digital cameras and current graphics software will be achieved through reading assignments, classroom lectures, and a variety of projects. Upon successful course completion, the student will acquire an understanding of:

  • Basic principles of composition
  • How to use digital cameras
  • Raster/image manipulation software
  • Digital image capture, using a digital camera
  • Varying methods of output

III: Course Linkage

The mission of the AA Degree Program in Fine Arts is to provide knowledge and skills for creative expression, personal enrichment, and the foundation for a career in the Fine Arts.

Upon completion of this course, it is expected that students will have:

  • Developed their creative capacities.
  • Participated in at least one cultural or artistic activity, such as a visit to a gallery or museum or attendance at a community art lecture or event.
  • Developed an appreciation for the arts.

Scheduled ART-141 classes:

Fall 2019