MFD115 - Storytelling Through Photography

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Subject Title
Storytelling Through Photography

Subject Description
In this subject, the student will learn to use the camera as a visualization tool.  Students will learn to observe more accurately, to develop visual communication skills and to express a theme or subject more effectively through photography. Through various exercises and assignments, students will gain an understanding of the expressive potential of photography, how meaning is derived from visual imagery and how photographic vision can be sharpened.

Credit Status
Pre-Media (Media Fundamentals) Certificate Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate an understanding in the use of a digital camera’s basic functions for the purpose of taking photographs
  • Apply basic principles of good design and composition to the photographic medium so that the photographic goals are accomplished
  • Illustrate and discuss the nature of light, both artificial and natural; and demonstrate the relationship between light and shadow for the purpose of establishing and enhancing the subject and the shot.
  • Explain visual elements in terms of the type of shot, angle or view, camera position and lighting when setting up and capturing an image
  • Demonstrate the ability to consider the applications of traditional photographic techniques and skills to those of digital media for the purposes of cross-compatibility
  • Apply basic digital editing, manipulation, and touch up techniques to digital images for production and postproduction purposes

Essential Employability Skills
Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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