Jordan College of the Arts
Art Program

ART303, Contrast: Photography + Digital Manipulation: An exploration of photography as an art form, including studio photography and conceptual photographic approaches. Digital manipulation using Photoshop and historical photographic sources are also studied.

Photography principles studied include:

  • depth of field
  • the rule of thirds
  • composition
  • contrast
  • exposure
  • varying shutter speeds
  • series photography

Media/Technology skills:

  • Color and Black and white photography
  • DSLR camera use
  • Digital dodging and burning
  • Adobe Photoshop - digital manipulation, blending, layering
  • Studio lighting
  • Filters
  • Tripods
  • Photographic essays


Key Student Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of art  + design, including visual vocabulary, and technical sensibility towards composition and materials.
  • Interpret, compare and critique their own and other's work in terms of materials, processes and concepts (demonstrating critical abilities with respect to innovation, craft and sophistication)  

Gallery of works created in Art303