Digital Pictures 25S Course Outline

Year: 2017-2018
Instructor: James Dykstra
Credits: 0.5
Textbook: None

Required materials:

  • Digital camera
    • with a memory card with enough space to take hundreds of pictures  each class
    • with batteries charged and ready to go at the beginning of class
  • Flash drive/Thumb drive/Pen drive/USB key of at least 4 gigabytes for longer term storage of pictures
  • Portable memory card reader.
  • Manual for your camera

Themes to be covered

  1. Taking Pictures
    • Framing
    • Rule of Thirds/Composition
    • Individual Portraits
    • Group Portraits
    • Reflectors
    • Oblique Lines
    • Tableaux Vivants
    • Action/Panning
    • Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Black and White/Playing with Contrasts
    • Refraction
    • Long Exposures
  2. Editing
    1. Mosaics
    2. Panoramas
    3. Creating bookmarks
    4. Multiple Exposures

Evaluation

Daily Work
 5
Monthly Project  5
Weekly Pictures/Other Assignments
 70
Portfolio/Final Project  20
 Total  100


There will NOT be a final exam in this course.
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