Digital Photography Capstone Project

Digital Photography Capstone Project

The digital photography capstone project provides a simulation of an extended photography project. Students will take a photography project from concept to final presentation. Students work closely with the department head, developing a client brief for a project that provides a deep exploration of an area of photography.

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A portfolio project for Digital Photography majors

Instructor-Led Course

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Creative Projects

Stretch your skills, grow your portfolio

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Self-paced and scheduled programs available
Course Outline
Preview course topics and assignments.

1 - Researching the Project

You will research client options, scout your project, and create a project plan that encompasses client goals, lighting, location, technology, and more.

2 - Conducting the Photo Shoot

The big day is here. Working from your plan, execute your project photo shoot.

3 - Selecting, Editing, and Presenting Images

It's time to curate your images. Select and edit your best images and develop a polished client presentation that can be delivered over the Web.

Course Objectives
Building skills? Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn in this course:
  • Research a local client/customer for your project, showing an understanding of both your client and photography genres and stylistic trends relevant to your project.
  • Develop a photo shoot plan that addresses all essential factors for success: client goals, lighting, location, technology, and more.
  • Conduct a photoshoot that results in a set of high quality, accomplished images that meet client and project goals and show your skills as a photographer.
  • Select and digitally edit your project images into a set of professional standard final images.
  • Present your work to the instructor and client in a compelling, professional manner.
Course Registration

Interested in this course? This course is available to students enrolled in the Associate of Occupational Studies program.

Software and Supplies

To take this course you'll need:

  • Computer with Internet connection.
  • Digital camera
  • Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom or equivalent programs.
  • Experience in the above software.

Who’s Teaching

Course developed by Felicia Kieselhorst

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The instructors have top credentials and experience and are always there to offer a new perspective, as well as valuable coaching and mentoring. - Myriam Keaton, Associate Degree in Graphic Design.

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