Curriculum

Digital Photography 1
If you feel that you are not taking full advantage of the features offered by your digital camera, this is the course for you. Composition, selective focus, saturated colors and proper exposure all combine to produce images which make the best use of digital photography's tools. Digital technology has changed the field of photography more rapidly and dramatically than any previous technical advance. Ideal for the enthusiastic hobbyist or a serious amateur, we will focus on how the operation of digital cameras differs from their film counterparts through a combination of class lecture and photographic assignments. Learning how the camera capabilities apply to actual photo-taking and the impact of megapixel, file compression, and print versus email output will greatly enhance your success in photography. We'll also begin exploring the more complex aspects of photography, such as lighting, composition, use of flash, color and depth of field. You will share your work in class to enhance the class discussion. You are encouraged to delay the purchase of supplementary equipment until after class discussions. Click HERE to view upcoming sections.

Digital Photography 2
A continuation of Digital Photography I, we'll practice using more advanced techniques for lighting, composition, moving subjects, nighttime photography, and shooting landscape, architectural, and nature subjects as well as closeup and macro photography. Students will explore using lighting, filters, angles, depth control, and zoom lenses creatively to capture mood and emotion in their photography. Feel free to share your work in class to enhance the class discussion. Textbook is not included. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I. Click HERE to view upcoming sections.

Digitial Asset Management & Photo Editing in Adobe Lightroom

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Photo Editing in Photoshop

Prerequisite: Digitial Asset Management & Photo Editing in Adobe Lightroom. Click HERE to view upcoming sections.

Legal Issues in Photography

This course will introduce both amateur and professional photographers to legal issues they are likely to encounter. The focus is on underlying legal concepts and practical applications. We will answer three basic questions: How do you protect your work? How do you exploit your work? How do you avoid trouble? Topics covered include copyrights, various photography-specific contracts and the rights of privacy (including street photography) and publicity. The course is taught by an experienced attorney. Textbooks not included. Textbook: The Law (in Plain English) for Photographers (Third Edition) and Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, 4th Edition. Click HERE to view upcoming sections.

Digital Photography Certificate Capstone

Throughout the Emory Digital Photography Certificate program students are building a portfolio which demonstrates their experience in a variety of photographic practices and a refinement of personal vision. Each student will present a portfolio of 20-30 photographs representing their skill and expertise in execution of methods learned and practiced throughout the photography classes. Prerequisite: This course is available only to students completing the Digital Photography Certificate. Please contact advisor for more information. Click HERE to view upcoming sections.