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Basics of Photography

Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, Indore and CEC via Swayam

Found in Visual Arts

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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.



Week Contents
1 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

Taught by

Dr. Narayan Patidar

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