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MACA 1510 - Digital Darkroom

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: MACA 1010 

(formerly MACA 1065)

In this class students will learn to use the industry-standard software used by professional photographers for editing, transferring, and sharing photographs. Students will gain an understanding of file formats and sizes. Students will consider output options such as print or digital display of images. Students must have their own digital SLR (DSLR) or digital mirrorless camera with removeable 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 be able to identify the workflow of the digital photography process.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate importing, exporting, opening, and saving documents.
  2. Explain a variety of file formats and the benefits and drawbacks of using each.
  3. Demonstrate and explain the organizational tools in the digital darkroom.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will develop the skills to edit photographs.

Objectives:

  1. Produce images demonstrating the use of editing software to retouch images.
  2. Produce images demonstrating the use of editing software to manipulate images.
  3. Produce images demonstrating the use of editing software to composite and merge images.
  4. Produce images demonstrating the use of editing software for presentation of images in a variety of mediums.

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: Introduction to Adobe Photo Editing Software

Week 2.

  1. Lecture: Light Room overview and Library Module
  2. Lab: Assignent #1 - Import, Create Collections, Export

Week 3.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #1
  2. Lecture: Develop Module
  3. Lab: Assignment #2 - Color and exposure corrections

Week 4.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #2
  2. Lecture: Develop Module (Part 2)
  3. Lab: Assignment #3 - Basic Retouch, Vignettes, and other editing tools

Week 5.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #3
  2. Lecture: Develop Module (Part 3) - Editing Landscapes
  3. Lab: Assignment # 4 - Editing Landscapes

Week 6.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #4
  2. Lecture: Develop Module (Part 4) - Editing faces
  3. Lab: Assignment #5 - Editing Human Faces

Week 7.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #5
  2. Lecture: The Light Room/Photoshop interface
  3. Lab: Assignment #6 - Open, Save, and Photoshop file formats

Week 8.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #6
  2. Lecture: Common Photo Editing Tools in Photoshop
  3. Lab: Assignment #7 - Editing Landscapes in Photoshop

Week 9.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #7
  2. Lecture: High Dynamic Range (HDR) images in Photoshop and Lightroom
  3. Lab: Assignment #8 - HDR in both Photoshop and Lightroom

Week 10.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #8
  2. Lecture: Panoramic and other Photo Merge techniques
  3. Lab: Assignment #9 - Photo Merge

Week 11.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #9
  2. Lecture: Basic Photo Composites in Photoshop
  3. Lab: Assignment #10 - Photo Composite

Week 12.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #10
  2. Lecture: Photo manipulation techniques in Photoshop
  3. Lab: Assignment #11 - Creative Photo Manipulation

Week 13.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #11
  2. Lecture: Photoshop Green Screen Techniques
  3. Lab: Assignment #12 - Photoshop Green Screen Edit

Week 14.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #12
  2. Lecture: Light Room Slideshow Module
  3. Lab: Assignment #13 - Slideshow and Class Portfolio

Week 15.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #13
  2. Lecture: Print Module
  3. Lab: Assignment #14 - Printing from Light Room

Week 16.

  1. Critique and grading of Assignment #14
  2. Final exam

Primary Faculty
Soule, 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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