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Swayam Central

Basics of Photography

By Dr. Narayan Patidar   |   Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, Indore
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.

Learners enrolled: 8488

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 16 Jan 2020
End Date : 22 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 09 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 08 Mar 2020
Category :
  • Arts
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    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

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. The Manual of Photography by Ralph E Jacobson, Siddney F Ray and Geoffrey G Attridge – Focal Press.
    2. Basic Photography. M. Langford (Focal Press, London, 1986).
    3. The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography. (Macmillan, New York, 1969).
    4. Life Library of Photography ‘The Camera’ by the Editors of Time-Life Books.
    5. Complete Digital Photography by Ben Long.
    6. Langford's Basic Photography: The guide for serious photographers by Michael Langford, Anna Fox.
    7. LIFE Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need to Shoot Like Pros by Joe McNally, Editors of Life.
    8. Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson.
    9. Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital by Todd Gustavson
    10. The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman 
    11. The Photographer's Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. Narayan Patidar

    Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, Indore
    Dr. Narayan Patidar is presently working as an assistant professor at Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. He has more than 12 years of experience in teaching. He is also involved in educational video programs, e-Content & MOOCs Development. His research papers are published in various research journals.

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