Basics of Photography (18CBVC22) – Best Deemed University in Chennai
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Course Objective:                                                                                                                               

 

To make students to experience the art of photography. Photography record should contain at least 3 Photographs under each exercise. Each exercise should include all the necessary details (colour, exposure time, lens type etc.). Final practical examination will test student’s knowledge on photography (either as a viva or written exam or practical work on fundamentals of photography). 

 

Course outcome:

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

CO1: Gain knowledge about handle the camera to shoot Landscape, Monimental Photography and Seascape photography

CO2: Gain knowledge about handle the camera to shoot photo Journalism, Photo Feature like any  social issues

CO3: Gain knowledge about handle the camera to shoot Fashion Photography, Product photography, Industrial photography, Event Photography

CO4: Gain knowledge about handle the camera to shoot Portray Humans and Monuments

CO5: Gain knowledge about handle the camera to shoot Silhouette Photography, Special Effects, Freezing Movement Photography, Panorama

 

UNIT I – INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

History of Photography, History of camera, Different types of camera, Types of Lens, Filters, Aperture, Shutter speed, Depth of Field. Digital Photography–Different Types of Cameras, Image sensors, Pixels, Sensitivity, Image Quality. Image Compression and File formats, Digital image storage devices , Editing digital photographs, Ethics of image editing.

UNIT II – BASIC PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES

Photographic Composition, Centre of interest, Subject placement – Rule of third, Diagonal Symmetry and Simplicity, View point and Camera angle – Eye Level, Low and High, Balance – Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Aspects of Balancing, Shapes and Lines, Pattern, Volume, Lighting, Texture, Tone, Contrast – Tonal and Colour, Framing, Foreground, Background Perspective-Linear, Rectilinear, Vanishing point, Height, Overlap, Dwindling size, Volume and Atmospheric perspectives.

UNIT III – LIGHTS AND LIGHTING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Colour Temperature, Electromagnetic spectrum, Different types of Lights based on Manufacturing and photography purpose, Softlight, Hardlight, Available Light, Key-Low, High, Side, Fill Light, Kicker, Back and Background Light. Three pointLighting, Five Point Lighting. Lights, Light Reflectors and Diffusers for Portraits and other genres of photography, Light Meters and Light measurement Units.

UNIT IV – PHOTOJOURNALISM

Basics of News Photography-Essential elements of News, Importance of News photographs, Types of News photographs Spot News, Feature, Planning for News Photography – Planning of shooting script, Shooting script techniques, Layout design, Qualities for a Photojournalist, Picture stories and Lens required for News Photography.

UNIT V –  DIFFERENT GENRES OF PHOTOGRAPHY 12

Basic Techniques and Equipment’s required for different genres of Photography like Black and White, Landscape, Cityscape, Architecture, Advertising, Fashion, Food, Automobile, Sports, Travel, Children, Portrait, Still Life, Event, Silhouette, Festivaland Themes.

 

Total: 60 Hrs

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