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

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

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

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

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

6 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143OBJECTIVES OF PHOTO 143 –Basic Digital OUTPUT Images for Web or displayImages for Web or 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

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

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

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 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.

10 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TEXT BOOKS and OTHER READINGTEXT BOOKS and OTHER READING Instructor: N. David King The Photoshop CS2 book for digital photographers By Scott kelby Any book by Scott Kelby is a good reference book on Photoshop!!!

11 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TEXT BOOKS and OTHER READINGTEXT BOOKS and OTHER READING Instructor: N. David King 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!!!

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 groundwork…We will start with mostly lecture on both meetings to lay groundwork… Then we will go to one day lecture and one day lab…Then 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20 GRADING Just in case you might be interested… 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus

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

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

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

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

25 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s)TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s) –Projects will be preceded with a handout spelling out the objectives, directions, and requirements for the project. –Turn in the Handout (with your name on it) with the project. …continued …continued Instructor: N. David King

26 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s)TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s) –Hang on to the returned handout sheets until the end of the semester as verification of project completion. …continued …continued Instructor: N. David King

27 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s)TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s) –Digital Photo Files for Turn in… 1. Create 2 folders on The CD to turn in 1. Create 2 folders on The CD to turn in a. Final b. Unused …continued …continued Instructor: N. David King

28 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s)TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s) –Digital Photo Files for Turn in…(Cont.) 2. Convert final image into: 2. Convert final image into: Format: JPEG Format: JPEG Size: 1000pixels on largest side Size: 1000pixels on largest side Resolution: 100 ppi Resolution: 100 ppi …continued …continued Instructor: N. David King

29 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s)TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s) –Digital Photo Files for Turn in…(Cont.) 3. Rename your final edited image as: 3. Rename your final edited image as: [yourname] final.jpg [yourname] final.jpg for example jsmith final.jpg jsmith final.jpg Then place that file in the Final folder Then place that file in the Final folder …continued …continued Instructor: N. David King

30 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s)TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s) –Digital Photo Files for Turn in…(Cont.) 4. Put other files as per assignment 4. Put other files as per assignment into the other folder (unused) into the other folder (unused) 5. Burn both folders onto a CD-R 5. Burn both folders onto a CD-R NOTE: DO NOT USE CD-RW Discs …continued …continued Instructor: N. David King

31 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s)TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s) –Digital Photo Files for Turn in…(Cont.) 6. Put your name on ALL pieces 6. Put your name on ALL pieces a. Handout (or sheet of paper w/name & project) a. Handout (or sheet of paper w/name & project) b. CD (can be loose or in envelope/case) b. CD (can be loose or in envelope/case) 7. Place in 12x15 Manilla Envelope and label as follows 7. Place in 12x15 Manilla Envelope and label as follows …continued …continued Instructor: N. David King

32 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s)TURNING IN YOUR PROJECT(s) Manilla Envelope:12x15 with brass clasp. Label as shown on RightManilla Envelope:12x15 with brass clasp. Label as shown on Right Instructor: N. David King Back Side Front Side

33 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus DUE DATES and DEADLINESDUE DATES and DEADLINES –You will normally have two weeks time to complete shooting assignments (though there may be some overlapped projects). If you are having trouble tell me BEFORE the deadline to arrange some accommodation. –AFTER the deadline, if no permission was given to be late, credit equal to about ½ point will be deducted for every class day the assignment is late unless a true medical or family emergency is involved. –On the returned project Ill note what you could have received had it been on time and what you actually got due to the late submission. –Lesson here: Speak up as soon as an issue arises. Instructor: N. David King

34 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus FINAL GRADESFINAL GRADES –Final grades will be determined by adding all of your accumulated points for all tests, projects, and attendance, as a percentage of the total POSSIBLE points. That percentage will yield a final letter grade as follows: 100% - 90% = A 89% - 80% = B 89% - 80% = B 79% - 70% = C 79% - 70% = C 69% - 60% = D 69% - 60% = D 59% - 00% = F 59% - 00% = F Instructor: N. David King

35 Other Important Information… 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus

36 OTHER DATA OF IMPORTANCEOTHER DATA OF IMPORTANCE Contacting the InstructorContacting the Instructor –You can schedule an appointment to meet with me, ask a question, or leave me a message in the following ways: BEST: at at –Be SURE to note class in subject line. LESS CERTAIN: Phone at LESS CERTAIN: Phone at Instructor: N. David King

37 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus OTHEROTHER DATA OF IMPORTANCE CellCell Phones –Unless –Unless you are a doctor on call or a parent with a sick child at home (in which case, tell me)… TURN THE THING OFF!!!!!!! Instructor: N. David King

38 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus REQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIESREQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES CameraCamera –Yes, this is a PHOTO class… you will need a camera. And, it is a DIGITAL photo class… you will need a DIGITAL camera (although you can start by scanning film into digital files). –To get the most out of the class, the camera should be capable of completely manual operation (focus, aperture & shutter speed). Instructor: N. David King

39 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus REQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIESREQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES TripodTripod –A tripod is not REQUIRED but it will make a huge difference in image quality and may be the difference between making some shot possible or not. (Well talk about this in more detail later) –If you get a tripod also get a remote shutter release for your camera. Instructor: N. David King

40 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus REQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIESREQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Computer and PeripheralsComputer and Peripherals You can do all of the projects using our computers or you can work on both these and your home computer if you have one. However you cannot store files on our computers so you need portable storage such as a USB drive. On Lab classes you may also bring your own laptops into class so you do not have to be always transferring files. Instructor: N. David King

41 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus REQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIESREQUIRED EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES SuppliesSupplies –Camera Batteries and Charger (Get at least one extra battery) –Memory card(s) for your camera (Wait till we talk about this) –CD-R disks (approx 10) – NOT CD-RW –CD Marking pen or marker –Manila Envelopes for projects –Notebook for class notes –Sensor Cleaning Supplies (Wait for lecture) Instructor: N. David King

42 QUESTIONS???? 143 Intro to Digital Photography: Syllabus


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