Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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DDM 125 - Digital Photography

3 Credit(s)

Recommended Prerequisite(s): ART 115  and DDM 160  

Course Description: Offers instruction in the use of a SLR digital camera and fundamentals of digital photography. Topics include, image composition, digital camera techniques in various formats including raw, GIF, JPEG, and PNG, digital processing using Adobe Photoshop and digital printing. Students will learn how to manually operate a digital camera, taking control of aperture settings, shutter speeds, and ISO controls. Students will learn how various lenses effect the depth of field and image quality of an exposure. No darkroom work is required. Students must provide their own digital single lens reflex cameras and these cameras must be able to allow for manual adjustment of shutter speed and aperture. Does not fulfill degree or certificate requirements for computer proficiency. Additional studio hours required.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Demonstrate DSLR camera operation, concepts of the digital darkroom and digital photographic techniques and processes.
  • CLO#2: Explore principles of traditional photography and how they apply to digital photography.
  • CLO#3: Demonstrate various techniques to enhance and manipulate an image through the application of camera and lighting techniques, effects and filters. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#4: Demonstrate how to transport a digital photograph from camera to computer, color and file management, and the preparation of files for photographic manipulation using Camera Raw.
  • CLO#5: Manipulate existing digital images to create original digital images using Photoshop tools and techniques.
  • CLO#6: Apply technology to publish images for print and screen presentation.

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