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DGM103 – Photography: People, Food, and Products

Synchronous and Asynchronous
Learn to take control of your camera. With the advent of mobile technology and access to affordable DSLR/mirrorless cameras, most people have the ability to take a photo in an instant.
But how do you take your photos to the next level? Students in this course will receive strong foundational knowledge in the psychology of the image, visual aesthetics and how the frame can be used as a storytelling tool. Students will also gain strong technical knowledge of camera settings so they can shoot with confidence.
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What you will learn

Course Description

Learn to take control of your camera. With the advent of mobile technology and access to affordable DSLR/mirrorless cameras, most people have the ability to take a photo in an instant.
But how do you take your photos to the next level? Students in this course will receive strong foundational knowledge in the psychology of the image, visual aesthetics and how the frame can be used as a storytelling tool. Students will also gain strong technical knowledge of camera settings so they can shoot with confidence.
Objectives
  •  Explore foundational ideas, techniques and materials used to achieve different effects in professional digital photography.
  •  Improve techniques in the production of digital images through practice and experimentation with a range of materials and the use of tools and equipment to produce digital images that meet workspace requirements
  • Evaluate the capabilities of photographic techniques to specific genres through practice, adaptation and the use of theoretical contexts. 
  • Demonstrate through constructive criticism, an understanding of design principles in the context of image-based media.
  • Discuss the rules and regulations of copyright, trademark, fair use, and creative commons as it pertains to image-based intellectual property. 

Target Audience

Min 'A' Levels or equivalent

Course Format

Asynchronous eLearning
Webinar
Course Project
Case Study

Certification

Part of Professional Certificate in Digital Media

Dates

April 9, 2022 - April 23, 2022
Assumed skills:
Be able to operate laptop and mobile devices, e.g. tablet or smartphone.
No previous photography or media production experience required.
Access to electronic resources – learners are expected to have access to a photo capture device (camera or smartphone: either iPhone or Android)
Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills Workforce Skills Qualifications (“ES WSQ”) Workplace Literacy (“WPL”) level 4.
Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to ES WSQ WPL level 4.
Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES WSQ Workplace Numeracy (“WPN”) level 4.

*For learners who do not meet the above criteria, applications will be rejected and any fees paid will be returned.