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Introduction to Photography Fundamentals

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BPH100

Introduction to Photography Fundamentals Outline

Throughout this course reference will be made back to our own perception of light through our eyes and the similarities and differences between the eye and the camera. One crucial fact underlies all photography, and for that matter, any "visual recording" medium. That fact is that although many and various technologies can produce images, the quality of those images is eventually judged by our own eyes. They act as a parameter for our technological design.

You will be given instructions throughout this subject guide to do various things ... you may be asked to contact an organisation, you may be given something to read, or some information to research.  Various tasks will be given to you to develop your knowledge and abilities in photography care.  Along with these tasks, you will also be given a number of questions to answer at the end of each lesson.  You are required to submit them as an assignment to your tutor.


Lesson Structure

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Origins of Photography:
    • To discuss the principles those underpins photography and examine the evolution into digital technologies.
  2. Film
    • To explain how photographic images are able to be captured on film or digitally. This lesson will also explain how photographic images are able to be captured by digital cameras.
  3. Photo Equipment: Cameras
    • To provide you with a firm understanding of how you can work at improving your capabilities with respect to taking photographs
  4. Photo Equipment
    • To determine appropriate application for a range of common items of photographic equipment and develop an understanding of how digital images can be transferred effectively from a digital camera
  5. Processing/Developing Images
    • Developing Different Film Types, Processing Solutions, Fixer, Developer, Stop Bath, Fixing, Washing, Wetting Agents, Drying, etc.
  6. Enlarging and Photo Manipulation
    • Describe the process by which photographic film may be enlarged. Also explains techniques that can be used to process digital photographs within a computer to achieve improved or changed images.
  7. Lighting
    • To work more effectively with light when taking photographs.
  8. Fault Finding
    • Common Problems, and how to deal with them.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Discuss the principles those underpins photography and examine the evolution into digital technologies.
  • Explain how photographic images are able to be captured on film. This lesson will also explain how photographic images are able to be captured by digital cameras.
  • Provide you with a firm understanding of how you can work at improving your capabilities with respect to taking photographs. It provides a framework, upon which you will base your work in future lessons.
  • Determine appropriate application for a range of common items of photographic equipment and develop an understanding of how digital images can be transferred effectively from a digital camera
  • Explain how photographic film is developed.
  • Describe the process by which photographic film may be enlarged. Also explain techniques that can be used to process digital photographs within a computer to achieve improved or changed images.
  • Work more effectively with light when taking photographs.
  • To identify and avoid common faults in photographs.

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Introduction to Photography Fundamentals

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BPH100