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MACA 1010 - Introduction to Photography

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

This course is an introduction to today’s photography. Camera operations, exposure control, composition theory, image processing, digital workflow, editing, and printing using current software applications are covered. Students must have a digital SLR camera or digital mirrorless camera with removable lenses and manual exposure controls.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will develop skills to use camera controls to produce high quality images.

Objectives:

  1. Operate camera controls for correct exposure.
  2. Explain how to change aperture settings.
  3. Explain how to change shutter speed settings.
  4. Demonstrate use of auxiliary light.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will develop composition skills through pre-visualization.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate use of camera angles.
  2. Explain use of lens perspective.
  3. Demonstrate use of depth of field in compositions.
  4. Demonstrate use of directional lighting.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate light-metering techniques, the reciprocal relationship of the lens aperture and shutter speed setting.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate proper use of in camera meters.
  2. Explain use of incident and reflective meters.
  3. Demonstrate depth of field control using aperture settings.
  4. Demonstrate controlling motion using shutter speed settings.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will develop skills using a digital darkroom for image processing and printing.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate use of software applications to enhance images.
  2. Demonstrate different storage options, including removable devices.
  3. Output images to printers, screen and archive files.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1.

  1. Introduction, course goals and objectives, grading and attendance policy, assignment of equipment, procedures on equipment use and care; material and supply list
  2. Lecture: Composing an image

Week 2.

  1. Lecture: Camera operation, exposure control, and ISO settings
  2. Lab: Shooting Assignment #0
  3. Lecture: The digital darkroom; Tools and file storage
  4. Lab: Downloading image files, resizing and storage

Week 3.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #1 - Motion Study
  2. Shutter speed settings control how motion is captured
  3. Lab: Shooting Assignment #1
  4. Lecture: Software

Week 4.

  1. Lab: Assignment #1 digital processing
  2. Critique and grading of Assignment #1

Week 5.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #2 - Depth of Field
  2. Assignment #2 continues

Week 6.

  1. Assignment #2 - digital processing
  2. Critique and grading of Assignment #2

Week 7.

  1. Lecture: White Balance; Assignment #3
  2. Assignment #3 - digital processing
  3. Critique and grading of assignments

Week 8.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #4 - Backlighting
  2. Assignment #4 - digital processing

Week 9.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #5 - Brightness Range
  2. Assignment #5 - digital processing
  3. Critique and grading of assignments

Week 10.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #6 - Advertising
  2. Assignment #6 - digital processing
  3. Critique and grading of assignments

Week 11.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #7 - Photojournalism
  2. Assignment #7 - digital processing
  3. Critique and grading of assignments

Week 12.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #8 - Studio Portait
  2. Assignment #8 - digital processing
  3. Critique and grading of assignments

Week 13.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #9 - Model Composite and Mini-portfolio
  2. Lab: Assignment #9 - digital processing
  3. Critique and grading of assignments

Week 14.

  1. Open lab/open studio

Week 15.

  1. Lecture: Assignment #10 - Landscape and Night Cityscape
  2. Assignment #10 - digital processing
  3. Final Exam Review

Week 16.

  1. Review for exam
  2. Final exam
  3. Final grades and equipment maintenance

Primary Faculty
Soule Jr., William
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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