Select 6 elective credits; photo electives may include:
- Advanced Digital Editing - Photoshop
This course provides an in-depth exploration of using Abode Photoshop to pursue more advanced photo-editing techniques, specifically for photographers to create more complex works. print output is the student's responsibility; the University's Imaging Lab is available for output. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I and Digital Media for Photographers Photoshop or equivalent experience.
- Night + Low Light Photography
This course provides the technical background necessary for versatile shooting in lowlight environments. For both beginner and advanced photographers, the objective is to develop your understanding of how to properly determine exposures and create visually compelling photographs under various degrees of available light. Working in exterior and interior locations with both natural and artificial light sources, you will create a body of nocturnal images. The course consists of approximately 20 percent lecture and presentations, 60 percent shooting on location and 20 percent critique. Students must work in digital format. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.
- Photographic Trends
This courses provides an overview of significant photographers and their work in the history of the medium, including technical developments and their impact. In addition, you will shoot images in a range of styles and subject areas based on trends discussed in class. You will gain an understanding of major visual and aesthetic trends in the development of photography and the larger context in which photography has developed. This course provides a broad context to the impact of this medium and allows for related studio work to better understand the changes that have informed photography today. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.
- Travel Photography
This course is ideal for those who like to travel with a camera, and who like to think of travel as a time primarily to photograph. Course examines the work of some of the great travel photographers and how to take great photos on location under any shooting situation. Class time is mostly spent out in the field, photographing Philadelphia locations.
|Total Required||18.5||6 courses + 1 Saturday workshop|
Digital Photography certificate students are required to own a digital SLR camera for use during the program.