Basic Digital Photography

Course Introduction

The course aims to achieve high quality training which will introduce learners to the art, photography and electronic imaging environment, products, processes and technologies supporting them. It covers the aspects of digital photography and visual arts work.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded TMC Certificate of Attendance.

This module will explore digital photography in relation to fine art. Learners will be given assigned lectures and projects, and will be asked to participate in class discussion to better understand the physical, conceptual and theoretical characteristics of the electronic media as it pertains to art and art making.

Emphasis will be placed on the students’ development of an understanding of the evolution of and the theory associated with art, photography and electronic imaging as well as art history in a way which will help them to produce expressive and thoughtful works of art.

Students will be introduced to the basic technology necessary for the production of their art work, as well as learning about the visual arts, how to look at and critique photography, photographic vocabulary, using tools such as framing, composition, “rule of thirds”, light, texture, pattern, lines, symmetry, depth of field, distance, perspective, space, balance, color and black and white photography, and be introduced to many works by well-known photographers.

Students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to use the tools competently in the production of their work.

Course Pre-Requisites


Target Audience/Who Should Attend

For those interested in photography

Course Outline

  • The Camera
  • Exposure Triangle
  • Hyperfocal value
  • Depth of Field
  • Composition
  • Taking a portrait
  • Editing workflow

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