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what we will do

This introductory course teaches beginning and intermediate photographers how to improve their photographic technique and to use digital cameras for effective visual communication.

Using their own digital cameras, students practice professional shooting strategies and produce practical, creative photo assignments weekly.

Students will use image-editing software for creatively improving communication, composition, tone and color, focusing on the basic tools and techniques most valuable to the digital photographer. All the images in daily assignments can be edited in professional imaging software to recompose, resize, crop, color correct and sharpen.

Topics include camera operation and theory, useful file formats, composition basics, composing within the frame, using natural available and artificial lighting, texture, shape, form, and line in the photograph, framing, useful tonal ranges, digital darkroom tech-niques, repair and retouching, compositing, portraiture, scenic and nature photography, action photography, close-up photography, and shooting products.



Assignment and resource files will be added or updated weekly.

week 1 resources

Long's online resources
Braukmann's image copies

assignment and study guide 1
powerpoint course introduction
digital photography introduction
camera discussion images
exposure discussion images
balance discussion images
rhythm discussion images
focal length discussion images
white balance discussion images

harbor in San Francisco
science building
sr project presenter
woman blue dress painting
old city gate, christmas girl

assignment and study guide 2
powerpoint good pictures
building 1 Argentina
building 2 Mission
doorway image
building 3 Computer & Engineering

week 2 resources

assignment and study guide 3 powerpoint action photography
examples -panning-water
assigned from book - 4 - 5 - 6
assigned images - 6 - 7 - 8

In-Class Trial Images
levels1, levels2
adobe walls, spanish courtyard
mt hood, vancover island
tower, portrait, cafe, tractor

assignment and study guide 4
powerpoint balancing color
powerpoint travel & event pics
book image tumbleweed.tif
book image bud.tif
book image saturation buildings.tif
assigned images 5a, 5b, 5c
young girl image for in-class
two kids image for in-class
HPPV image for in-class
braukmann image for in-class

useful links

communicatino arts photo contest
jpg online magazine


week 3 resources

clone tool stream image in-class
clone tool oaksdale image in-class
dry falls to fix for in-class
dry falls good sky for in-class
bad sky image in-class
cathy10 for in-class
sweater color for in-class

iadding glow image for in-class
skin tone image for in-class

assignment and study guide 5
powerpoint on portrait lighting
powerpoint on portrait shooting
summary handout on portraits
braukmann's RAW notes
RAW 1 RAW 2 RAW 3 for in-class

assignment and study guide 6
powerporint on scenic images
powerpoint on filters
braukmann's scenic notes
spokane indicators mockup
tutorial Images
   #2 , #3 , #4 , #5a , #5b , #5c

week 4 resources

smile needed Image for class
businessmen for in-class
big nose for in-class
wrinkles for in-class
widen eyes for in-class
tatoo for in-class
showalter for in-class

assignment and study guide 7
braukmann's sharpening notes
operahouse for in-class
sharpen2 for in-class
wet flower sharpen for in-class
color noise woman for in-class
luminance noise car for in-class

powerpoint on macro photos
powerpoint on product photos
canon PDF on product photos

Compositing Images
kitten , desk , instructions
background alley , figure
background interior , woman
motocross bike
little jack


Required Textbook:
Complete Digital Photography, 7th ed., Author: Ben Long