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Bruce Ray Hemingway
CSE 131
Seattle Campus

Science and Art of Digital Photography

Covers the fundamentals of digital photography, including computational imaging; the elements of photographic composition and design; and the future of internet-enabled photography.

Class description

Digital Photography is a unique technological activity that is totally dependent on its roots in digital sensing and computational imaging. It has many functions—scientific, artistic, documentary and social—and its historical development is a fascinating study in scientific innovation. We will concentrate on four areas: the history and development of photography; the science of optics and digital imaging; the elements of photographic composition and design; and the future of internet-enabled photography.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Math 120 or equivalent. You must have a digital camera with manual control over shutter speed and aperture. Need not be an SLR. Web access for uploading images.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Bruce Ray Hemingway
Date: 03/15/2012