Foundations of Photography: Introduction to Digital Practice (PHO2368.01)

Farzana Wahidy

This course is designed to help students with fundamental tools and techniques of the basics of photography to develop and incubate their knowledge and technical skills such as usage of digital camera, lighting, composition, sense of moment, theme, use of color, storytelling and preparing for basic printing. In addition, this course intends to foster a creative and critical awareness of how images should be produced and constructed by enabling students to take photos with digital cameras using a manual setting; apply and manage practical techniques; creative vision about the scene; and explore images through story-telling and photo critiques. Focusing on stand-alone photos – candidate and pose – this course provides a unique opportunity for students to nurture their photography skills and build their awareness of subjects.

Digital SLR cameras will be available from the college for students to use throughout the term and Photoshop, and Lightroom will be available on all our 12 workstations in the Photo Digital Lab.

Students will be required to have a Mac-compatible external hard drive and inkjet photo paper to complete assignments.


Learning Outcomes:
-Develop/improve their skills in shooting, editing, printing, and managing digital photographs.
-Find new sources of inspiration, deepen their creative work and enhance their ability to present it.
-Create new work within short time periods in response to prompts.
-Create, develop, and revise a sustained independent project.
-Practice contributing to critiques with peers and receiving feedback on their work.
-Build awareness of historical and contemporary artists and the breadth of possibilities for the medium.
-Make observations, think critically, speak, and write about photography.
-Actively reflect on their own questions and relationship to the ideas in the course, and on their creative and learning processes, and make connections to other areas of interest.
-Recognize their shared role in cultivating an engaging, respectful, and productive learning community.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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