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ARS230 Basic Digital Photography

This course provides the student with an introduction to the techniques used in creating and manipulating photographs in a digital environment using Adobe Photoshop. Technical material covered includes input methods, image quality, resolution, collage, layers and masks, and output techniques. The potentials of digital photography are explored and discussed. Through readings, discussion and studio projects, the class also addresses how the meaning of photographs may be constructed or altered with the computer. Issues of representation and veracity in digital photography and questions of appropriation and authorship of images are among the topics which are explored. Students are encouraged to purchase a digital camera, some are provided.


  • 3


  • Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following majors: Visual Arts Education (189), Ceramics (271), Metal (272), Graphic Design (279), Printmaking (274), Sculpture (275), Photography (276), Visual Arts (277), Undeclared:Pre-Art Education (00AE), Painting (273)
  • May not be enrolled in the following class: Senior


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