Whether you want to capture important milestones, family portraits or start your own business, this foundation course will show you how to take and digitally create flawless photographs.
Introduction to Digital Photography is an online professional development course that shows you how to take professional photographs using a digital camera.
In this digital photography course, you’ll learn about digital photography equipment, computer specifications and factors impacting digital imaging, and photographic composition. You’ll learn about scanners and image editing, digital photography software and file formats and types of digital files.
On completion of this course, you’ll understand how to use image editing software to apply special effects and gain quality control of your digital images.
Unit - Digital Photography
Unit 1 – Introduction to digital photography
Scope and nature of digital photography
The digital revolution
Advantages and disadvantages
Characteristics of digital
Analogue versus digital – what’s the difference
Pixels, bits and colour depth
Colour and black and white
Pixels and resolution
The two colour systems
Applications for digital photography
Photo application software
Computer-aided design (CAD)
Digital terminology list
Unit 2 – Equipment
CCD’s and CMOS – the sensors
Some computer basics
Basic components of a computer
Cards and USB
Which type of computer?
Features of a digital camera
Unit 3 – Digital technology
Sensors and colour
Using a prism with 3 CCD’s
Image formats – types of files
WMF/windows meta files
ensure the environment is appropriate in the room
ensure the signal from the computer is appropriate
adjust the density of black on the monitor
adjust the white point
5thadjust the mid tones if necessary
Unit 4 – Camera’s
Selecting digital cameras
Camera phones and tablets
Purchasing your camera
Depth of focus
Unit 5 – Taking photos
Rule of thirds
Time and natural lighting
Principles of photographic composition
Qualities of the components
Unit 6 – Scanning
Types of scanners
Reasons to purchase a scanner
Connecting to a computer
Unit 7 – Downloading images
Macintosh or pc (windows based) computer
Removable or portable hard drives
USB memory sticks or flash drives
CD (compact disc)
DVD (digital versatile disc)
Importance of backing-up your data
Unit 8 – The digital darkroom
Brightness and contrast
Using adobe photoshop
Saving images using different file types
Step one – open an image in photoshop
Step two – save an image in photoshop
Step three (a) – gif
Step three (b) – jpeg
Step four – save
Download and access digital photographs in photoshop
Unit 9 – Compositing and filters
Filters and image processing
Chalk and charcoal
Filters used in adobe photoshop cs
Unit 10 – Special effects
Applying radial blur
Applying clouds filter
Modifying layer styles
Deleting layer styles
Bevel and emboss
Unit 11 – Outputs and applications
Storing your digital images
Purpose of your digital files
Digital photography as art
Digital photography for newsletters and invitations
Commercial, fashion or advertising photography
Dot matrix printers
Laser jet printers
Thermal ink transfer or dye sublimation printers
Digital photo labs
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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