Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
POV4438 Advanced Digital Photography Spring 2 2 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Instructor DELIZIA FLACCAVENTO
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to introduce students to principles of color theory, managing hardware for input, output and storage and using software for color management, photo retouching, special effects, masks and filters.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Learn to organize digital image files.
2. Improve digital darkroom techniques.
3. Use digital darkroom software.
4. Analyze digital photographs.
5. Assemble a digital portfolio.
6. Learn to modify digital images.
7. Develop camera and digital darkroom skills.

Course Content

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introdution to course outline. Looking at samples of modified images. Overview of our "toolbox."
2) Toolbox: selection and masks. Input principles, resolution. Interpolation, file formats and resizing. Working on the assignments.
3) Working with layers: Linking layers, layer masks, adjustment layers. Assignment 1
4) Working with layers II: Alpha channels, blending modes. Working on the assignments.
5) Color: color modes, gamuts, channels, correcting images, color balance, hue, saturation, using level and histogram. Effects: invert, threshold, posterize. Presentation: Midterm project progress. Assignment 2
6) Painting, brushes, gradient tools, filling and stroking selections, and layers. Presentation: Midterm project progress. Working on the assignments.
7) Retouch, liquify command, transforming, clone stamp, patch tool, blur, sharpen, using burn, dodge and sponge. Presentation: Midterm project progress. Working on the assignments.
8) Vector shapes, drawing, editing and managing paths. Asssignment 3
9) Working with raw format, "camera raw" plug-in, image enhancement and correction. Using Adobe Bridge and Lightroom, organizing images and assembling portfolio. Working on the assignments.
10) HDR, merging and tone mapping, tone compressor, detail enhancer. Assşgnment 4
11) Panoramic photography, using panoramic tripod head, merging, stitching and tone mapping. Working on the assignments.
12) Manipulation, bringing different photography parts together, using masks and brushes. Starting the final projects.
13) Presentation: Progresses in the final projects. Working on the presentation.
14) Presentations of final projects. Working on the presentation.


Course Notes / Textbooks: 1. EVENING, Martin. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book: The complete guide for Photographers. Adobe Press, 2010.
2. SCHEWE, Jeff. Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographer. The Ultimate Workshop. Focal Press, 2010.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 4 % 40
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 4 56
Study Hours Out of Class 13 2 26
Homework Assignments 4 10 40
Midterms 1 1 1
Final 1 1 1
Total Workload 124

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.