Module Overview

Digital Imaging for Photographersn

The purpose of this module is to consolidate manual camera handling skills, integrating a colour managed digital workflow with emphasis on digital capture and process control for photographers.

Module Code

IMAG H2003

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Digital Imaging for Photographers

Further experience of manual camera controls in order to consolidate fundamental skills acquired, giving students the opportunity to fully develop their manual camera handling, understanding, ability and experience; an overview and understanding of JPEG and Raw digital camera file formats, resolution, pixel density; the management of a photographic digital workflow; resizing digital camera photos; the practical application of colour theory; colour temperature using the Kelvin scale; colour balance, conversion and correction; additive and subtractive colour systems for the reproduction of colour; the development of photographic imaging, printing processes and digital media; health and safety considerations for the digital greyroom; scanner software and hardware; scanning from reflective and transmissive originals; scanning resolutions and terminology; 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit TIFF scans; dynamic range; interpreting the histogram; photographic file formats and file handling; colour management, monitor set-up, display settings and calibration; ICC profiles; colour settings and workspaces; image modes (RGB, CMYK, Lab and Grayscale). Industry standard digital imaging software: preference settings; Raw file processing; essential tools used by photographers, e.g. retouching with the healing brush; levels and curves adjustments; hue, saturation and brightness control; image orientation and image size, image resolution and interpolation in the enlarging, reducing, cropping and resizing of photographs; dodging and burning-in; adjustment layers, layer opacity and blending modes; USM sharpening, file formats. Practical procedures in image processing and printing methods; repro considerations; choice of print output device and print media; image permanence and storage; making an archival pigment inkjet print; creating contact sheets for image editing purposes; sending files to A4 size print utilising an industry standard high-end photo quality archival pigment inkjet printer.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100