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GRA 2330 Digital Photography

GRA 2330 Digital Photography

This course will explore the foundational concepts of light and exposure in photography. Students will develop visual literacy as well as framing and compositional skills. Students will become acquainted with a wide range of contemporary photographers and gain an understanding of how photographic style transforms subject matter into meaning. Using professional lighting equipment and cameras, the student will gain hands-on experience capturing digital images in the studio as well as on location. Students will also learn professional methods and software to manage, process and print digital images.

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This course introduces students to core concepts in the graphic communications field. Lectures will provide historical perspective as well as examining current practice and future media trends. Students will examine and work with digital technologies for print and the web such as Portable Document Formats (PDF) and Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML). Examination of the role of typography, paper, color theory and image capture in the design and production process. Students will also develop and maintain an ePortfolio following an orientation in the College e-Portfolio lab. Two field trips will be an integral part of the course.

My Projects

Photo Plus Expo

Photo Plus Expo

You will be writing a field trip report based on the exhibitors you see in this show. Images of the show can be uploaded to your web site to show what you have seen. Use the images or video you took from your camera to aid in your report. After your initial introductory paragraph that discusses where the field trip was and what the Expo floor was like, etc. your report should focus on two companies that you learned about at the show whose products you found particularly interesting. You should do research in your library’s databases on the two companies you select finding out additional information in articles in the database and on the company profiles in Lexis Nexus. The field trip report should be at least two pages of writing and must contain imagery both from the show and that related to the specific companies. As part of this report, I’d like you to analyze the promotional materials from at least one of the companies you select–the logo, the business cards, the giveaways, etc.

Typography

Typography

We were given the task of submitting an example of typography that we find interesting. I chose to submit the front page of the technology news site The Verge (www.theverge.com). What I find interesting about this sample is the fun use of color and the way it’s used with the white font. I can’t exactly quantify it, but the combination of the colors and how it works in conjunction with the solid white font color and makes it somehow easier to read and captures my attention. Typography can effect its audience emotionally. It can evoke all sorts of emotions and create sort of atmosphere. People apply connotations to the typography and that’s what gives it it’s strength.

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