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DART 250 - Studio Photography

3 Credit: (1 lecture, 2 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [DART 130  and DART 210 ]

Students will learn technical and conceptual aspects of photography of manufactured goods and products. Emphasis is placed on developing and photographing studio and tabletop still life sets. The importance of lighting for scale, lighting varied surfaces, and photo manipulation techniques will be explored. Students will perform 15 hours of outside work-based experience learning. 
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Create a still-life scene.

  1. Analyze proportions.
  2. Apply proper placement of still-life objects.
  3. Analyze existing lighting.
  4. Determine proper camera placement.

Goal 2:  Implement advanced tools of digital photography.

  1. Use advanced functions of digital cameras.
  2. Employ digital lighting.
  3. Implement RAW capture functions.
  4. Select appropriate lens.
  5. Apply white balance for desired effect.

Goal 3:  Apply advanced techniques of digital photography.

  1. Choose ISO to achieve various effects.
  2. Explore angles to achieve various effects.
  3. Choose aperture settings to achieve various effects.
  4. Employ lighting to match desired outcome.
  5. Apply advanced focusing techniques.

Goal 4:  Apply photo editing software.

  1. Describe advanced functions of photo editing software.
  2. Apply tonal corrections.
  3. Apply layer masks.
  4. Apply transform functions.
  5. Apply crop tools.
  6. Apply filters.
  7. Apply paths.

Goal 5:  Examine critical issues in contemporary studio photography.

  1. Identify critical issues in contemporary studio photography.
  2. Discuss critical issues in contemporary studio photography.

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