Wednesday, June 19, 2013

UST-AB Photography Course Outline

 Description: Digital photography as the term implies is specifically designed to meet the needs of modern journalism and creative writing, making use of modern tools and equipment which include advanced optical and digital inventions. It emphasizes the application of digital photography in all branches and forms of media (print, broadcast and internet), exploring its usefulness in publicity and promotions, newspapers and magazines, education, photographic arts and other fields, particularly those that pertain to Philippine conditions.
Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air)
738 Khz DZRB AM band 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday.  

State-of-the-Art Digital cameras 
A. General Objective: To develop basic skill in the use of the digital camera following the theories and general principles of photography for effective communications. B. Specific Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to

1. appreciate and identify the role and application of photography in the various fields of communication;

2. apply digital photography in effective communication and creative composition, other artistic expressions notwithstanding;

3. acquire the facility of choosing the equipment and process in digital photography, which include processing, editing,
organization and presentation;
Black & White Photography brings out special appeal on a subject such as The Statue of Liberty

4. prepare photographs acceptable for publication - print and non-print; and

6. acquire the discipline and cooperation in collective work, adherence to the ethics of journalism; and develop a healthy
attitude towards the advancements and movements of photography and communication.

1. Introduction and overview of the course

2. Application of digital photography in media

3. The camera: evolution, types and models

4. The story: text and photos

5. Creativity and communication

6. Digital processing and printing

7. Publication and exhibition

General Topics
  • Digital photography: relevance with current issues, and prospects
  • Digital photography: analysis of the course’s etymology/keywords
  • Digital photography in newspapers, magazines and Internet
  • Basic principles and operation of film and digital cameras, and other optical tools.
  • Taking photographs, and writing the story.
  • Complimentarity in creativity in photography and writing;
  • Photo processing techniques with Adobe Photoshop
  • Presentation, display and publication of photo and story, in print or non-print medium.
  • Current events and relevance to the course
  • Defining the scope of the subject
  • Identification and classification of photos in feature stories, sports, entertainment, etc.
  • Hands-on with the camera, familiarization of parts and accessories
  • Hands-on exercises in photography sessions
  • Exploring potentials for news with the camera.
  • Criteria for good photographs for media and entertainment
  • Editing, cropping, collage and layout, special effects
  • Survey to current events, their relevance to the course, and present conditions
  • Digital photographs samples as course references
  • Selected photos as specimen in critiquing
  • The camera: film and digital compared
  • Models and rules in digital photography, and documentary
  • Kinds and models of the students studied, compared
  • Digitcam processing techniques, tools and equipment
  • Adobe Photoshop, scanner and printer, tools and materials: for exhibition of works
  • Tools and equipment from camera to exhibits to explore the wide world of photojournalism.
  • Heightened awareness. Experiences and discoveries in photography
  • Critiquing, exposure and awareness of quality of work samples.
  • Skills development; proper care of equipment
  • Objectivity and accuracy in the photography journalism
  • Developing the 6th and 8th sense in photography
  • Development of patience, reflection, analysis through creativity
  • Aesthetics in action, appreciation and
  • “fine culture.”
  • Concern and Involvement;advocacy and service.

    UST Arch of the Centuries in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the oldest university in the Philippines; the main building's tower glows in the late afternoon exuding a sense of peace and quiet.
Modular Assessments: Cognitive Modular Assessments shall be10-item objective and 10-point essay questions in written examination. Creative Assessment shall be in hands-on and on-site exercises, recall and comprehension quizzes, class recitation, practical test based on field work and projects, individual and by group.

Summative Assessments: These shall be a 50-item examination formulated to test recall, analysis, conceptualization, practical application, organization, and creativity of the student, to complement with least duplication creative assessments.

1. Photo-Journalism Stylebook (1991) - The Associated Press
2. Creative Photography (1991) – Michael Langford. The Reader’s Digest
3. More Joy of Photography (1988) - The Editors of Eastman Kodak Company
4. Digital Portrait Photography (new) – D. Evans
5. Digital Photography (new), Tom Ang and Michael Beazley
6. The Everything Photography Book (2000), Elliot Khuner and Sonie Weiss
7. Digital Camera 3rd edition, 2003, Dave Johnson
8. Black and White Photography (1988) 3rd edition, Henry Horenstein
9. An Illustrated A to Z Digital Photography (2000), Nigel Atherton and Steve Crabb
10. 100 Ways to Take Better Photographs (1998), Michael Busselle
11. Photographing Your Children (new), John Hedgecoe
12. Time Annual 2005
13. Underwater Photography (new), Annemarie Danja Kohler
14. Secrets to Great Photographs, Zim Zucherman
15. Nature Photography, Learning from an Expert, Gilles Martin and D Boyard
16. People Shots That Sell, Tracy Tannenbaum and Kate Stevens
17. Beginners Guide to Digital Photography, (new) PC World
18. Close-up Photography, Michael Freeman
19. The Photo Book (1996), Phaidon
20. Complete Idiot’s Guide to Photography like a Pro (1997)
21. Through the Lens, National100 Photographs That Changed the World, Life, 2004
22. The World’s Top Photographers in Landscape (new), Terry Hope
23. Geographic Greatest Photographs, 2004
24. The Essentials of Underwater Photography Manual, Denise Nielsen Tachett
and Larry Tachett
25. Portrait Photography, David Wilson
26. Journalism for Filipinos (2003) - 3rd Edition, Alito Malinao
27. Handbook of Journalism (1994) Victoria Villanueva Sebastian
28. Light in the Woods, Photographs and Poems (1995), Abercio V. Rotor
29. Sunshine on Raindrops (1996), Abercio V. Rotor
30. Light of Dawn (1998), and Genevieve Andrada and Abercio V. Rotor
31. In His Presence, Praises (2003), Belen Tangco and Abercio V. Rotor
32. Rotor AV (2003) Living with Nature Handbook , UST Publishing House
37. Rotor AV (2006) Living with Folk Wisdom Volumes 1 and 2 (Manuscripts)
38. Other references sourced from the SPUQ Library and IMC, International Newsmagazines (e.g. Time, Photography),newspapers, Internet and TV programs National Geographic and Discovery Channels.
Source various topics of photography on the Internet
Acknowledgment: Wikipedia, Google

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