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PUB 703 - Design & Production

Theme 2 - Photography & Illustration

2.1 Photography

Lecture & Practical
  • Outline
    • Visit to the "Camera Obscura"
    • Types of Cameras
    • History of Photography
    • Criteria for choosing photographs for publication
    • Composition
    • Practical
      • "Surfing the Web"
      • Composition and Layout
    • Assignment
       
  • Specific Outcomes
    Basic understanding of how an optical image is formed.

    Familiarisation with photographic terminology.

    Understanding Composition and Cropping.

    Finding Information on the Internet.

    Using a graphics program to practice cropping.

Practical
1. Basic Terminology - Worksheet 1
2. History of Photography
3. Early Photographers
4. Composition
5. Digital Photography
6. Graphic File Formats - Worksheet 2
7. Restoration and Electronic Editing
8. Copyright
9. Layout


Early Photography
Connect to some of the following sites to get an impression of the work of the first photographers.

http://www.photographymuseum.com/master1.html
http://www.photographymuseum.com/master2.html
http://www.photographymuseum.com/master3.html
http://www.wwnet.com/~wmb/
http://www.caviews.com/
http://www.city-gallery.com/gallery/

History of Photography

Information about the History of Photography can be found at:

http://www.kbnet.co.uk/rleggat/photo/index.htm
http://www.digitalcentury.com/encyclo/update/photo_hd.html
http://www.superexpo.com/phothist.htm
http://photojpn.org/HIST/hist1.html

Composition
For more information on Composition have a look at:

http://www.kodak.com/US/en/nav/takingPics.shtml - good examples!!!
http://www.agfaphoto.com/library/photocourse/9711/composition.html
http://www.agfaphoto.com/library/photocourse/9903/index.html
http://www.expressphoto.com/For_better_photos.htm
http://members.home.net/niekerk/one_rule.html
http://www.media-west.com/images.htm
http://www.perksphoto.com/comp.html
http://camera.canon.com.my/photography/art/09compo_frame/index.htm
http://camera.canon.com.my/photography/art/09compo_frame/index.htm
http://photo-seminars.com/Photodesign/design2.htm
http://terra.chemek.cc.or.us/photos/fall97/resources/composition/compnotes.htm

Restoration and Electronic Editing

For some examples of Restoration and Electronic Editing go to:
http://www.cadvision.com/digital_photo/restore5.html

http://users.iafrica.com/a/al/alancarr/
http://www.polyphoto.com/

Digital Photography
An excellent book on Digital Photography can be found at:
http://www.shortcourses.com/book01/contents.htm
A course in using your digital camera at:
http://www.shortcourses.com/book02/creative.htm
"Digital Photography Tips & FAQs" at:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/TIPS1.HTM

More information about digital cameras and digital photography can be found at:
http://internetbrothers.com/phototips.htm

More infornation about Copyright can be found at:
The Copyright Website http://www.benedict.co

Pinhole information and images
http://www.fred.net/slowup/gallery1.html
http://home.sol.no/~gjon/pinhole.htm
http://www.pinhole.com/

For Searches that involve photography terms try:
http://www.kbnet.co.uk/rleggat/photo/search.html http://www.arts.usf.edu/~marcus/hop/luis.html


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