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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Digital Photography

This course uses digital cameras and the computer as tools to create photographic imagery. Students explore camera controls, principles of composition, and photographic theory and techniques using state-of-the-art hardware and programs. Students learn editing techniques appropriate for print and electronic presentations. The course addresses ethical considerations regarding image manipulation and ownership. Students may use digital camera images, scanned negatives, or slides to produce a final print portfolio.

Subject: ART
Course Number: 251
Section Number: 1737
Units: 3

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: 2274
Office hours: Monday 1 - 2 p.m. & Wednesday 4 - 5 p.m.
Phone: 760-757-2121 x 6596
Instructor notes: For success, students will need: manual digital camera (fully adjustable focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc) -Access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop CS6 or CC with Bridge and Camera RAW 8. If you don't have the software, Adobe now has a Cloud subscription that I recommend. It will be less expensive than buying the software. We primarily use the Adobe Camera RAW feature that comes with Photoshop and we use Bridge for file management. This course does not require a text book however there are ample training videos. We have a weekly discussion board on different photographers, a gallery blog where you post your photography, exercises for the camera controls and projects to help you grow creatively. At the end of the semester you make an online published book.

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