Digital \"darkroom\" is the hardware, software and techniques used in digital photography that replace the darkroom equivalents, such as enlarging, cropping, dodging and burning, as well as processes that don't have a film equivalent.
All photographs benefit from being developed. With film this could be done at the print lab, or an inexpensive home darkroom. With digital, many cameras are set up to do basic photo enhancement (contrast, color saturation) immediately after a picture is exposed, and to deliver a finished product. Higher end cameras, however, tend to give a flatter, more neutral image that has more data but less \"pop,\" and needs to be developed in the digital darkroom.
Setting up a film darkroom was primarily an issue of gathering the right chemicals and lighting; a digital darkroom consists of a powerful computer, a high-quality monitor setup (dual monitors are often used) and software. A printer is optional; many photographers still send their images to a professional lab for better results and, in some cases, a better price.
Computer: A computer in a digital darkroom typically have a generous amount of RAM, often 4GB or more, coupled with discrete graphics and a powerful multicore processor. For much of the 1980s and 90s, Macintosh based systems were dominant in the digital imaging market as Adobe's powerful new Photoshop software had only then been developed for the Mac. However, Windows-based systems such as Dell's high-end Precision range have become increasingly popular in recent times; better value for money than Apple's high-end Mac Pro and a more familiar Operating System are both factors that affect the choice of many prospective buyers of photo-editing systems.
Printers: In addition to computers and displays, digital darkrooms may include printing equipment, ranging from smaller size printers for proofing to large format productions printers. Scanner and studio photographic equipment may also be included.
Then I went through the digital darkroom to understand how each image was processed in Lightroom and why he chose specific techniques. The collection in brilliant in content and presentation.
An introduction to the aesthetics, history, and science of photography including practical and critical approaches to the art of photography. PHOTO 100 Introduction to Photography (3) (GA) PHOTO 100 is an introduction to the aesthetics, history, and science of photography including practical and critical approaches to the art of photography for beginning students.The course will introduce students to photography as an art form and as an important medium in commercial applications, news and journalism, science, and industry. The course will look at photography in a social/historical context and showcase the work of important photographers. The course will examine the impact of technological, economic, and cultural forces on photography and, in turn, the role that it plays in our daily life, culture, and society.The course will also expose students to the various styles and techniques used in making photographs and give them the opportunity to gain experience and practical know-how in creating their own photographs. Through the process of assembling and critically examining 'galleries' of their own work and the work of others, they will be encouraged to develop a more informed critical point of view about photography as an art and important form of human expression.Grading will be based on three photographic assignments that will account for 50% of the semester grade. In addition, there will be four exams (on photographic history, aesthetics, technical aspects of photography, and image manipulation) that will account for 40% of the semester grade. The remaining 10% of the semester grade will be based on participation in class critiques. Students will be required to have access to a digital camera and the internet.PHOTO 100 will be offered in the fall and spring semesters each year.
This is a non-technical introductory photography course where students photographically and intellectually examine the role of photography in modern culture. PHOTO 101 expands students' depth of appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of the medium by providing them with a creative and intellectual background to realize its broad cultural scope. The course accomplishes this through photographic and written explorations of social, political and ethical issues relevant to photography. Photography wields unprecedented influence as a primary visual medium and students constantly use photography in their personal lives as both a communications tool and as a creative outlet. The ubiquitous smart phones with built in cameras are responsible for much of this explosive popularity with social media providing appealing venues for publicly displaying photography. Over the first decade of the new millennium, social media sites saw the volume of photo uploads increase dramatically, eventually exceeding 10 billion per month. In light of photography being a key medium students use to share and communicate information about themselves to the world at large, the course is designed to help them to think critically and ethically about the photographs they take, share, view and use. The major course teaching topics will address a broad range of contemporary issues relevant to how photography and culture affect one another. Students will become aware of photography as a constantly evolving medium, whose relatively short historical trajectory has culminated in the development of an easily accessible egalitarian art form that bridged the digital divide to interact intimately with personal computing, cell phone communications, the Internet, and social media. In the course, students will take photographs to fulfill photographic assignments, share them with peer audiences, and then engage in critical conversations regarding the aesthetic and communicative meaning and effectiveness of the photos. They will also engage in written assignments where the course presents them with case studies regarding current issues in photography such as, the impact of technological developments in the medium, ethical uses of photography, photography as free speech, and photography as social media. Students will conduct research on the topics and develop informed written position statements, which they will share with their classmates for peer evaluation and feedback. In addition, students will engage with selected readings regarding aspects of photography addressed in the major teaching topics.
A beginning level course that explores the fundamentals of photography. PHOTO 200 Photo Studio I (3) PHOTO 200 is a beginning level course focused on the aesthetics and practical application of photography. Employing lectures, demonstrations and hands-on photographic assignments, it concentrates on teaching basic photographic techniques. Digital and film camera use, imaging software, basic digital scanning, digital printing methods, and basic darkroom practice are covered. A digital camera and access to a 35mm film camera is required.Grading is based on the quality of work in required creative projects (70%) and tests/quizzes (30%).PHOTO 200 will be offered fall and spring semesters.PHOTO 100 is the prerequisite for PHOTO 200.
This professionally oriented photography course gives students a foundation in the techniques and other competencies relevant to professional photography. PHOTO 202 Fundamentals of Professional Photography is a professionally oriented problem based learning class where students are introduced to the fundamental technical and creative aspects of client centered photography relevant to careers in photography and photography related or dependent fields. Students will be introduced to the photographic techniques; professional practices; creative sensibilities; and cultural knowledge significant to the work of a professional photographer and fields reliant on or related to professional photography. The course content focuses student attention on mastering the technical fundamentals of professional photography in the context of the photographer/client relationship. The learning problems place emphasis on the communication, collaboration, and cooperation necessary to solve visual photographic problems in a professionally oriented setting. Under these conditions, students must collaborate with their clients to foster creatively productive relationships and meet their photographic needs. This problem requires developing communication and interpersonal relation skills, which require clearly understanding the clients' needs and educating them about the creative possibilities and limitations. Under this teaching and learning model, students must learn to merge their own creative vision with the needs and desires of their professional clients. These skills are directly applicable to the real world problems students will encounter in professionally oriented circumstances after they graduate. In the learning problems student peers, with the instructor's guidance, will play dual roles of clients and photographers with the goal of concentrating the photographers' attentions on communicating with their clients to create effective and creative purpose-driven images. Consequently, the course places a greater emphasis on communication, collaboration, and cooperation than it does on personally and individually motivated expression. Since the advent of digital photography, the medium has undergone an unprecedented period of technological, creative, and cultural flux. Digital photography, computer technology, and social media have had dramatic impact on the medium, which we expect will continue into the future. Consequently, we have used a problem based learning approach to ensure we can continuously address the most relevant and current topics and information. We have also chosen major teaching and learning topics, which will continue to meet the fundamental needs of t