Introduction to Digital Photography Syllabus and Ground Rules Instructor: David King

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Introduction to Digital Photography Syllabus and Ground Rules Instructor: David King Slide 2 It seems to me indispensable that we, the creators of our own time, should go to work with up-to-date means. Lazlo Moholy-Nagy Slide 3 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143 The class has several objectives The class has several objectives Learning the Language of Digital Terms, jargon, glossary.Terms, jargon, glossary. Comparisons with film/wet-lab approachesComparisons with film/wet-lab approaches Workflow concepts at each stepWorkflow concepts at each step Color Theory & ManagementColor Theory & Management continued continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 4 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143 Capturing a Digital Image Workflow (set-up and shooting)Workflow (set-up and shooting) Camera Functions and menu settings to maximize qualityCamera Functions and menu settings to maximize quality Basic photographic issuesBasic photographic issues Exposure and metering Depth of Field and Subject Motion control Color Balance and other Issues Composition Digital Files - Handling and OrganizationDigital Files - Handling and Organization Digital-specific shooting techniquesDigital-specific shooting techniques Panorama/mosaic, stacking, etc. Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 5 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143 Basic Digital Photo Processing Basic Digital Photo Processing Creating the Digital Negative: RAW filesCreating the Digital Negative: RAW files Conversion to working filesConversion to working files Using a Photo EditorUsing a Photo Editor Photoshop CS2 Basic Photo Editing Techniques and Workflow continued continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 6 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143 Basic Digital OUTPUT Images for Web or email displayImages for Web or email display Images for ReproductionImages for Reproduction Images for Printing and Wall DisplayImages for Printing and Wall Display Printer types Ink types Media (Paper) types and issues Archivability of Digital Prints Display: Mounting, Matting, and Framing of digital prints Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 7 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TEXT BOOKS and OTHER READINGTEXT BOOKS and OTHER READING Complete Digital Photography by Ben LongComplete Digital Photography by Ben Long (Ideal for beginners to both photography & Digital photography together) OR you might want to consider Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 8 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TEXT BOOKS and OTHER READINGTEXT BOOKS and OTHER READING Perfect Digital Photography by Kinghorn & DickmanPerfect Digital Photography by Kinghorn & Dickman (Ideal for photographers moving from film- based to Digital photography) AND you might want Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 9 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TEXT BOOKS and OTHER READINGTEXT BOOKS and OTHER READING To expand Photoshop/photo editing abilities consider these books To expand Photoshop/photo editing abilities consider these books Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers By Martin Evening This is the text used in the Digital Imaging 180/181 classes. It is available for CS1 and CS2. Slide 10 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TEXT BOOKS and OTHER READINGTEXT BOOKS and OTHER READING Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu The Photoshop CS2 book for digital photographers By Scott kelby Any book by Scott Kelby is a good reference book on Photoshop!!! Slide 11 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TEXT BOOKS and OTHER READINGTEXT BOOKS and OTHER READING Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography By Jack Davis Any of the Wow series of books by Jack Davis will be filled with tips and techniques on using Photoshop!!! Slide 12 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus COURSE FORMAT and SCHEDULECOURSE FORMAT and SCHEDULE Two Class Meetings Per Week We will start with mostly lecture on both meetings to lay groundworkWe will start with mostly lecture on both meetings to lay groundwork Then we will go to one day lecture and one day labThen we will go to one day lecture and one day lab Toward the semester end I will sometimes give you both days for lab time.Toward the semester end I will sometimes give you both days for lab time. Lab Classes are important as Hands-on Time on the computers doing Photo Editing! continued continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 13 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus COURSECOURSE FORMAT and SCHEDULE COMPUTERCOMPUTER USE RULE #1 DO NOT NOT USE THE COMPUTERS DURING LECTURES! continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 14 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus OTHEROTHER DATA OF IMPORTANCE COMPUTERCOMPUTER USE RULE #2 For all the computer gurus in the class When you feel compelled to improvethe computers, their settings, their look, their ANYTHING Please DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 15 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus COURSE FORMAT and SCHEDULECOURSE FORMAT and SCHEDULE Lab Class AttendanceLab Class Attendance This is where you can learn from watching the instructor work with other students issues. The only source of information you can rely on for projects, exams, etc. is information that comes from me directly and a lot of that is during lab classes. For very specific times and projects I may allow you to use lab time to work on your projects out of class. If I do that I will need to know where you are and what you are doing. And speaking of attendance continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 16 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICIESCLASS ATTENDANCE POLICIES Grade ImpactGrade Impact Attendance and Class Participation will be noted and given a value equal to a project for final grading purposes. TardinessTardiness I try to start close to the start time. Being late disrupts the class, is distracting to the others and rude towards all of us. Three late attendances will count as an absence for grading purposes. continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 17 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICIESCLASS ATTENDANCE POLICIES Dropping the ClassDropping the Class It will be YOUR responsibility to make admissions aware of your drop. I will not drop you automatically! NOTE: This could likely have a MAJOR effect on a grade since I MUST turn in grades for anyone on my final roster that has not dropped or withdrawn. continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 18 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICIESCLASS ATTENDANCE POLICIES IncompletesIncompletes The District only allows me to give incompletes for specific reasons, usually medical, or sometimes work or family emergency related. I cannot create an incomplete at the end of class. You must let me know at the earliest possible time if you are not going to be able to complete the class this session and are going to need an incomplete. continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 19 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus CLASS ATTENDANCE POLICIESCLASS ATTENDANCE POLICIES Incompletes (Continued)Incompletes (Continued) Incompletes will have to be made up within a school year and the paperwork will define what must be done by the student to make it up. The student cannot be in a situation where they are already failing and remaining work would not change that no matter how good it was. Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 20 GRADING Just in case you might be interested 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus Slide 21 GRADINGGRADING POLICIES & PROCEDURES FinalFinal Grades will be based on Attendance Attendance and Participation Assigned Assigned Photo Projects Plus Plus perhaps Exams Written Written Reports or Essays as assigned continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 22 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus GRADING POLICIES & PROCEDURESGRADING POLICIES & PROCEDURES Attendance and ParticipationAttendance and Participation Worth one projects points (from 1/6 th to 1/10 of final) continued continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 23 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus GRADING POLICIES & PROCEDURESGRADING POLICIES & PROCEDURES All Project Assignments (Photo & Written)All Project Assignments (Photo & Written) Each will receive points from 0 (Zero) to 4 (four). For example 4.0 = A4.0 = A 3.7 = A-3.7 = A- 3.4 = B+3.4 = B+ 3.0 = B3.0 = B AND SO ON DOWN TO 0 = f AND SO ON DOWN TO 0 = f Here is what each grade means: Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 24 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus GRADING POLICIES & PROCEDURESGRADING POLICIES & PROCEDURES A = EXCELLENT. As near perfection as possible for the students experience level. Well above the assignment. experience level. Well above the assignment. B = SUPERIOR. Work showing above average effort with only a few minor issues but generally VERY GOOD. minor issues but generally VERY GOOD. C = AVERAGE. Student followed directions and did what was asked but several technical issues and average effort show. but several technical issues and average effort show. D = BELOW AVG. Directions not followed, parts are missing, shooting or editing or printing is sloppy or sub par. or editing or printing is sloppy or sub par. F = FAILING. Sub standard work showing minimal effort with major image issues or where directions were ignored. image issues or where directions were ignored. continued continued Instructor: N. David King dking@sdccd.edu Slide 2