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Introduction to Photographic Software (PHDI 1020)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to the image editing hardware and software used in the professional photography industry and deals primarily with what to do with the image after it has been captured. You will use Adobe Light room to create a professional digital workflow as you edit RAW files and prepare them for wide variety of output options.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052 or Instructor approval (Non-PHDI Majors must meet Reading placement).

Co-requisites:

PHDI 1110, PHDI Instructor approval for Non-PHDI Majors.

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Photo and Studio Lab 1 (PHDI 1030)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is designed to give you further access to the studio areas needed to complete assigned coursework in other courses, master previously learned skills, explore new techniques, or simply work on portfolio production.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1110.

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Photo and Studio Lab 2 (PHDI 1031)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is designed to give you further access to the darkroom, studio areas, and equipment needed to complete assigned coursework in other courses, master previously learned skills, explore new techniques, or simply work on portfolio production.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1110.

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Photo and Studio Lab 3 (PHDI 1032)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is designed to give you further access to the darkroom, studio areas, and equipment needed to complete assigned coursework in other courses, master previously learned skills, explore new techniques, or simply work on portfolio production.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1110.

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Digital Photography 1 (PHDI 1110)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to the image capture process and digital workflow using digital SLR cameras. You will capture JPEG and RAW image files as you learn how to navigate camera menus, calculate exposure, control white balance, depth of field, subject motion, focal length and use basic photographic compositional techniques. You will develop a practical photographic vocabulary and be introduced to career opportunities within the professional photography field.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042. PHDI Instructor approval for Non-PHDI Majors.

Co-requisites:

PHDI 1020.

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Lighting 1 (PHDI 1120)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers basic lighting techniques used by all professional photographers. You will learn the control of the five lighting elements of quality, direction, ratio, quantity and color as they relate to creating three-dimensional contrast. You will explore the application of natural and tungsten lighting in the studio and on location implementing light modifying devices. An essential part of this class is learning how to use hand held light meters. You must provide your own digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera for this course. Consult with instructor for camera recommendations.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052. Instructor approval for Non-PHDI Majors (Non-PHDI majors must meet Reading placement).

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Lighting 2 (PHDI 1230)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course follows up on the skills and techniques learned in Lighting 1. You will learn the setup, operation, and utilization of studio strobe photography equipment and accessories. You will learn creative and experimental use of lighting devices and techniques. You will learn and experience studio strobe skills in both the studio setting and on location.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1020, PHDI 1110, PHDI 1120; or instructor approval.

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Photo Assisting Basics (PHDI 1242)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course introduces students to the practical duties and responsibilities of a professional photo assistant. You will get hands on experience with many different lighting and camera systems and the grip tools used in studio and location photography. You will also exposed to the expectations and demands of photo assisting through field trips, guest speakers and real life opportunities to assist program staff and advanced students working photographers.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Digital Photography 2 (PHDI 1250)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is a continuation of the basics learned in Digital Photo 1. You will capture RAW image files tethered to a computer in the studio using the latest image capture software and advanced camera systems, as you further your understanding of a professionally managed digital workflow. Through hands-on demonstrations you will learn firsthand how to use and problem solve these tools in the professional photography industry.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1020, PHDI 1110, PHDI 1120; or instructor approval.

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Location Flash Photography (PHDI 1292)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course explores the different types of portable lighting devices and controls. Emphasis will be placed on using dedicated, through the lens (TTL) metering flash devices both on and off the camera. You will learn how to calculate desired exposures as you utilize TTL flash units, in-camera and radio slave controls, high-speed flash sync. and multiple flash off camera lighting set ups. This course will replicate real world scenarios encountered by professional photographers. You will learn about the power and versatility of the latest TTL dedicated flash units and related technology will provide you with an indispensable lighting tool. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1020, PHDI 1110 and PHDI 1120.

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Photographic Design (PHDI 2020)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course deals with the relationship of subject matter, objects, movement and time within a camera frame for both still image and motion capture. You will utilize photographic compositional techniques and design elements as you explore a variety of subject matter including people and portraits, landscapes, architecture, still life and tabletop as you prepare a digital media portfolio that will enable you to further develop your personal vision. You will also develop an understanding of photographic aesthetics and demonstrate that knowledge during group and peer critiques. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1020, PHDI 1110.

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Advanced Photographic Software (PHDI 2110)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is a continuation of the skills learned in Intro to Photographic Software. You will use Adobe Photoshop to employ a variety of professional post-production skills such as advanced selection and outlining, compositing, layer effects and advanced color and tonal correction. You will also learn about color management and image output through large format inkjet printers.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1020, PHDI 1110, PHDI 1120.

Co-requisites:

 PHDI 1250.

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Product Photography (PHDI 2120)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This studio course covers the planning, setup, execution and presentation of product photography. You will develop the lighting skills necessary to photograph transparent, textural, reflective objects to best illustrate a given product. An additional section of this course is photographing food and working with a food stylist. You will also learn to work in a collaborative work environment that product photographers must work within to be successful.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1230, PHDI 1250 or instructor approval.

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Portrait Photography (PHDI 2130)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This studio course covers the basics of professional portrait photography. You will explore the ins and outs of people photography as you develop interpersonal communication skills and photographer-to-subject rapport; learn lighting and posing techniques for individual, environmental and group portraits; and examine portrait applications in the professional marketplace and the equipment requirements needed to succeed in the portrait photography industry. Upon completing this course, you will have a portrait portfolio consisting of children, groups, couples, individuals and environmental portraits.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1230, PHDI 1250 or instructor approval.

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Model and Fashion Photography (PHDI 2165)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers the creative and exciting area of fashion and model photography. You will develop timing and rapport with your subjects and utilize a wide array of lighting techniques both in the studio and on location. You will work with professional models and source models through local model agencies. The course will explore the legal aspects of fashion photography such as consent, release forms and compensation. You will also prepare fashion narratives and model portfolios.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1020, PHDI 1110 and PHDI 1120.

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Drone Photography (PHDI 2175)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will introduce you to all aspects of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). You will learn about different types of drones, their specifications and imaging capabilities. You will discover how imaging from drones is expanding for many industries, including real estate, advertising, wedding, event, construction, security, search and rescue. You will get hands on experience flying different drones and learning their imaging capabilities both still and motion. A major portion of the class will be preparing for the FAA part 107 sUAS Pilot Certification.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1020 and PHDI 1110, or Instructor approval.

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Motion and Sound for Photographers (PHDI 2180)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides Photography and Digital Imaging students with the basic production skills necessary to produce digital media presentations involving motion, sound and still photography. You will capture sound with external recording devices and capture HD video and still images with digital SLRs. You will use video and audio editing software to integrate your captured media assets into short presentations compatible with a variety of media delivery systems.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1020 and PHDI 1110.

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Visual Journalism (PHDI 2195)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In this course, you will use digital technology to capture and convey a story with images and text, sound and motion. You will photograph and record HD video of news events, feature stories, interview subjects, and write captions as you perform assignments in the field and community publications. You will capture and edit images for publication and web distribution using digital SLR and HDSLR cameras and industry-standard software.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 1110.

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Portfolio Development and Presentation (PHDI 2210)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This is the capstone course in the Photography and Digital Imaging program. In this course you will discover your visual strengths to produce a highly effective and professional quality portfolio to help gain employment in your chosen career field. You will design and print collateral materials, including business cards, self-promo pieces, resumes, and letterhead. This course will culminate with a student directed and produced group photography exhibit.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 2120 or PHDI 2130 or instructor approval.

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Photography Internship (PHDI 2240)

Internship/Practicum:  1.00-3.00 Variable Credit

Description:  The Photography Internship is an opportunity for supervised work experience that provides an important practical knowledge as well as a useful link to the job market. You will obtain an internship site that supports your special areas of interest and provides opportunities to interact with professionals in their working environment. You will keep a detailed journal during your internship experience, arrange a site visit for your Minneapolis College internship supervisor and meet with or participate in on-line discussions with other PHDI internship students.
Prerequisites:

PHDI 2120 or PHDI 2130.

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