Digital Photography

Level: 2


  • Explain the following:
    • The principles of digital camera construction and how a digital camera works.
    • The effect of light on an image sensor.
    • How color images are created from the BW image the sensor captures.
    • What the camera lens does; what focal length means.
  • How are lens aperture and depth of field related?
  • Describe pixels, image resolution, and image size.
  • What are the two types of image compression?
  • Name and describe three types of image formats.
  • Give the principle uses of photography.
  • Take pictures illustrating at least eight of the following techniques. Use comparison pictures for illustration:
    • Framing
    • Camera Steadiness
    • Direction of lighting – front, side, or backlighting
    • Quality of light – shade, sunlight, and time of day
    • Rule of thirds
    • Angle – eye level, high, and low level
    • Level horizon
    • Distance from subject – fill the frame
    • Use of leading lines
    • Correct exposure – underexposed, overexposed, and correctly exposed
    • Use of flash – proper distance and reflective objects
  • Learn how to place photos in PowerPoint. Create a PowerPoint presentation showing the pictures you took using the above techniques.
  • Using a photo editing program on a computer, show ability to crop, color correct, sharpen, and adjust brightness/contrast to photos.
  • Complete at least three creative photographic projects in a photo editing program; such as a CD cover, a photo scrapbook page, a collage, etc.
  • Have a basic understanding of file organization techniques.

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