Photography Foundations 205.
This foundation course combines an investigation in photography history,
criticism and aesthetic sensitivity with studio application. This basic
photography focuses on skills useful for a graphic designer. Topics
basic operation of a digital camera, composition, camera controls,
exposure, , file formats and basic image enhancement for creative use,
photography history, influential photographers, and criticism. Thematic
assignments will place emphasis on a wide range of genres and
The studio portion of this course requires extended hours. Basic
skills are required.
Students who are new
or unfamiliar with Tigernet should take an hour or so to explore the
The best way to do this is to view a course. Click the navigation
observe the results. Note how the content is organized, and learn how to
the system tools for communicating and submitting assignments. For
information, students are encouraged to review the Tigernet Student User
Guides. Once you log into Tigernet, click on the student tab at the top
window. At the bottom of the center column are several Tigernet
tutorials. I encourage you to read through these.
Your lab assignments
will be submitted via Tigernet by 11:55 pm on the night preceding class.
You may also be expected to print a variety of images for class. Be
sure you are comfortable with this process as late submissions will be
CLASS MEETING TIME
AND DAY(S): Wednesday nights – 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm, Mac Lab, McGovern
Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers with Scott Kelby.
Digital Photography in Available Light: Essential Skills, Third Edition
(Photography Essential Skills) (Paperback)
A World History of Photography (3rd Edition) (Paperback)
by Naomi Rosenblum
Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images by
the Light: A Social History of Photography by Robert Hirsch
READING: All additional required reading is provided through online
located in the Online Resources Tab.
can be purchased through the DWU Bookstore or online.
the following articles to help you with your choice of camera.
doing individual research, please contact me with questions.
Review the Student
Tigernet Tutorials found in the Student tab at the top of your screen
have logged into Tigernet. Course materials will be found under the
Foundations tab which you will find once you log into Tigernet.
NEED FOR SELF
Since this is a basic
design COLLEGE art course, it is imperative that you maintain discipline
up with the pace. You should develop a regular routine and stick with
Students are expected to successfully participate in and complete weekly
assignments, in class computer experiences, exercises in photography
and discussions surrounding photography history. Part of your grade is
determined by your ability to participate in class and contribute to the
HOW TO GET HELP:
I want this to be not
only a productive learning experience for you, but also a positive
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help you with an assignment
answer questions related to the course content.
My office hours are
by appointment. I will respond to emails within 48 hours. Do not text
you need to converse with me we can set up a conference or visit on the
Email me your phone number and I will call you.
I read my e-mail
Be diligent in your
studies, be prepared, strive toward excellence and ask for help before
I look forward to
meeting you all.
Technical help should
be addressed to Rod Brown at the DWU Helpdesk.