COURSE CODE: MMS 173

COURSE TITLE: Photography in Multimedia

UNITS: 3 units

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course tackles some of the basic principles and techniques applied in photography and how it fits in the study of multimedia. Photography is a fun and interesting field to tackle as there is bound to be something for everyone.

This course does not aim to make expert photographers out of you. That would require long hours of practice and study that would hardly fit within the time frame of this course. This course is also not like most short courses and seminars focusing on the technical and practical aspects of photography. Rather, it is an attempt to have a healthy blend of theory and practice – the art and science, if you will.

MMS 173 aims to lay down the foundations for you to gain a baseline understanding of this field. This should help you start off in incorporating photography in your multimedia work. And when you finish this course, perhaps you have gained enough sense on whether or not you would like to further develop your photography skills on your own.

COURSE GOAL:

At the end of the course the student should be able to:
  • Have an adequate understanding of the theory and concepts behind photography
  • Make appropriate use of photography and post processing techniques in actual practice
  • Deploy and incorporate photographs as part of a multimedia project


COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Unit I: Eyes and Mind
    • Design Elements and Principles
    • Composition
  • Unit II: Technque
    • The Exposure Triangle
    • Shutter Speed
    • Aperture
    • ISO
    • Consolidating Composition and Exposure
  • Unit III: From Your Camera to the World...
  • Unit IV: ... And Back to Your Mind