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ART 252 Digital Photography


CEA Partner Institution: Anglo-American University
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Primary Subject Area: Photography
Other Subject Area: Media Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART 252
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 42
Additional Fee: $45.00
Additional Fee Description:* An additional course fee of approximately CZK 1000 is charged to cover expenses associated with this course. Amount in USD is estimated and is subject to change based on exchange rate.
Required Supplies: Students should have, or have access to, a digital camera that allows for manual adjustment of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and focus.


The aim of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of photography as a digital medium. The course is essentially an Introduction to Photography Course where the basic foundations of photography will be covered. Coursework will provide a platform for students to explore technique and process as well as their own creative pursuits. Particular emphasis will be placed on concept development, digital capture, editorial technique, and digital presentation.
Postproduction software programs will be introduced and used through the semester. In addition to practical application, students will be introduced to a variety of contemporary (20th, 21st Century) visual artists through gallery visits, class presentations and videos. Upon completion of the course, students will have an improved understanding of digital photography in both form and function, laying the foundation for further exploration of the digital process.
The first half of the course will focus on the technical aspects of digital photography including Exposure, Aperture, ISO, Depth of Field and file type, storage and digital workflow. Also covered in the first half are composition and various creative exercises to develop creative seeing. The course will include image post-processing, adjustment and correction in addition to the ongoing work on each student?s chosen project and theme. The final portion of the course will include preparing images for the end of course exhibition. The course finishes with an exhibition of student prints.
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