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Photography and Digital Imaging
Course Code
PHDI 1020  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Introduction to Photographic Software 
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.

 


Course Code
PHDI 1030  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Photo and Studio Lab 1 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 1031  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Photo and Studio Lab 2 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 1032  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Photo and Studio Lab 3 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 1110  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Digital Photography 1 
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 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052. PHDI Instructor approval for Non-PHDI Majors.

Co-requisites

PHDI 1020

 


Course Code
PHDI 1120  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Lighting 1 
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).

 



Course Code
PHDI 1230  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Lighting 2 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 1242  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Photo Assisting Basics 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 1250  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Digital Photo 2 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 1292  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Location Flash Photography 
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



Course Code
PHDI 2020  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Photographic Design 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 2110  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Advanced Photographic Software 
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.

 


Course Code
PHDI 2120  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Product Photography 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 2130  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Portrait Photography 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 2165  Credits 2.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Model and Fashion Photography 
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



Course Code
PHDI 2180  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Motion and Sound for Photographers 
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



Course Code
PHDI 2195  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Visual Journalism 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 2210  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Portfolio Development and Presentation 
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.



Course Code
PHDI 2240  Credits   1.00-3.00 Variable Credit Int./Prac. View Details
Title Photography Internship 
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 MCTC internship supervisor and meet with or participate in on-line discussions with other PHDI internship students. 
Prerequisites  

PHDI 2120 or PHDI 2130.



Course Code
PHDI 2390  Credits 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Advanced Production Lab 1 
Description This is an independent study course intended to provide you with equipment and software access on a self-directed basis. You will be required to plan and complete a project using the media tools of choice, as determined by both the you and your instructor. 
Prerequisites  

PHDI 1110, PHDI 1120; or instructor approval.