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Basics of Photography

Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, Indore and CEC via Swayam

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Overview

Photography today has reached the hands of almost everyone. Thanks to the hi-tech digital single lens reflex cameras, cyber shot cameras and mobile phones, which have flooded the market. There is constant competition among the manufacturer to offer maximum features at minimum cost. Thousands of Brands and Models are available in the market. Photography today has changed the lifestyles of the Masses. These topics cover each and every aspect of photography from history to various areas of photography. Technical aspects of photographic camera with camera controls, lenses and lighting equipment are also covered in this course.
The objective of this course is to pursue basic knowledge of photographic process, including the use and roles of professional services. The recognition of strong image composition, technical operation, content and the essential knowledge for completion of a final image portfolio will also serve as primary objectives, along with the ability to convey critical knowledge of the photographic processes. Individual creativity, visual problem solving and precise craftsmanship will be emphasized. Students will also be able to demonstrate an awareness of contemporary aesthetic and ethical considerations in digital photography.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week Contents1 Photography: A Timeline Photography, Photograph and Implications
Photography: Early and Modern Cameras 2 Types of Photographic Cameras Elements of Photography Part -1 Elements of Photography Part -2
3 Photography: Vital Controls – Part 1 Photography: Vital Controls – Part 2 Exposure Control
4 ISO, Depth of field and Shutter Types Photography: Image Sensors Photography: Supporting Equipment
5 Photographic Lenses Photography: Lens Accessories Photography: Lens Defects
6 Photography: Writing with Light Photography: Light Photography: Types of lights
7 Photographic Enlarger Photography Processing Composition: Aesthetic Arrangement
8 Role of Photographic Image in Visual Communication Digital File Formats Photo Editing Software and Tools
9 Digital Photography, Pixel & Megapixels The Art of Black & White & Color Photography Painting & Colored Photography 10 Application Areas of Photography Photography in Advertising A Photographer in Making
11 Photojournalism: Part –1 Photojournalism: Part –2 Image and Text - The Captioned Photo
12 Great Photographers: Part – 1 Great Photographers: Part – 2

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Dr. Narayan Patidar

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