This 450 clock hour program requires the completion of 15 weeks (days), or 15 weeks (evenings) of study. This program prepares students with skills and knowledge in photographic digital imaging including the scanning of images, digital retouching, color manipulation, special effects and printing using computer output devices.
This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform the duties of a Digital Photographer and Video Editor including how to use digital photography and video recording equipment and editing software to create digital imagery and videos.
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level position as a Digital Photographer and Video Editor in a commercial setting.
Licensure Goal/Requirements: None
Program Length/Class Hours
6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 15 weeks, 450 hours
|Module ADP||DSLR Camera Basic||60||20||40|
|Module BDP||Photography Lighting and Composition||90||30||60|
|Module CDP||Working With Digital Image Files||30||10||20|
|Module DDP||Intro to Photoshop, Tools and Image Editing||60||20||40|
|Module EDP||Image Editing, Retouching, and Color Manipulation
Tools and Techniques
|Module FDP||Special Effects of Images||60||20||40|
|Module GDP||Output Devices and Printing||30||10||20|
|Module HDP||Introduction to Video Editing and Mixing||30||10||20|
|Module IDP||Audio and Video Inserts||60||20||40|
Module ADP DSLR Camera Basics – Students will learn the principles and mechanics of the DSLR camera, its key features, and operation.
Module BDP Photography Lighting and Composition – Students learn about lighting and composition as the core elements of good photography.
Module CDP Working with Digital Image Files – Students learn the basics of working with image files and develop an understanding of storage formats for various purposes.
Module DDP Intro to Lightroom and Photoshop Image Editing – Students will learn full basic functions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop imaging editor including scanning images, basic image editing skills, changing the number of pixels in an image, defining colors using the Color Palette, blurring the edges of a selected area, and applying filer effects.
Module EDP Image Editing, Retouching and Color Manipulation Tools and Techniques – Students will learn how to: apply Photoshop editing tools, retouch photographs by applying various forms of filters, e.g. removing red eye, blurring edges and enhancing resolution; manipulate colors of an image using the color palette and painting tools; and, applying other custom filter settings onto an image.
Module FDP Special Effects of Images – Students will learn how to apply special effects onto images using the tools window including background textures, bevels, and text effects.
Module GDP Output Devices and Printing – Students will learn how to utilize devices for printing completed projects in high resolution format from a PC.
Module HDP Introduction to Video Editing and Mixing – Students will learn basic digital video editing techniques including the understanding of timecode, organizing and previewing clips, and assembling clips in Storyboard and Timeline. Additionally, they will learn how to mix video using various methods and editing software into the storyboard and timeline of a master video copy.
Module IDP Audio and Video Inserts – Students will learn how to perform video inserts, like inserting transitions, titles, and special effects, and audio inserts like narration, movie soundtracks, and other special effects.
Course Materials/Equipment: DSLR camera with lens, laptop computer, The Beginner’s Photography Guide (textbook available in English only), Guia de Fotografia Digital study guide (available in Spanish only), Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop 1 yr. license
Requirements for Graduation: Students must pass a final exam with a score of 70%, “D” grade or better, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, to be considered for graduation. Internship/externship not required.