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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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VCT 1071 - Introduction to Professional Photography

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course provides opportunities to explore composition techniques while employing fundamental photography concepts. Students will have the opportunity to explore the digital manipulation of images using various techniques. Students are required to furnish their own manual exposure digital camera and memory cards.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Purchasing a digital single lens reflex camera
  2. Operating a digital single lens reflex camera
  3. Correctly exposing an image
  4. Shutter speed
  5. Aperture
  6. ISO
  7. Advantages of the Raw format
  8. Camera settings
  9. Using Rules-of-Thirds for composition
  10. Exploring symmetry in photography
  11. Using shutter speeds to enhance action photography
  12. Exploring types of low-light photography
  13. Processing Raw images
  14. Composition
  15. Careers in Photography

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. operate a digital single lens reflex camera.
  2. expose digital images with and without an 18% grey card.
  3. recite Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO settings.
  4. capture action images using slow or fast shutter speeds.
  5. apply principles of depth of field.
  6. test a digital single lens reflex camera’s ISO setting.
  7. articulate the advantages of the Raw format.
  8. capture images in the Raw format.
  9. process images using Camera Raw.
  10. calculate equivalent exposures.
  11. recognize images that are marketable in the professional photography field.
  12. expose low-light images.
  13. perform local and global corrections using editing software.
  14. implement ISO Expansion on DSLR cameras
  15. demonstrate the professional benefits of Live View
  16. articulate the importance of camera metering modes
  17. demonstrate selective focus control
  18. demonstrate proper use of photographic lens filters
  19. evaluate careers in professional photography
  20. capture images using professional composition techniques
  21. capture images of industry relevant content
  22. employ long exposure techniques

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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