Single Module: Introduction to Digital Imaging and Manipulation

This is a standalone module from the BA (Hons) in Photography, which can be studied in isolation or with other standalone modules. This module can help you to brush up on existing skills and it offers a taste of the full degree programme.

This module is designed to provide a structured introduction to digital photography and image manipulation. Utilising a range of photographic and digital post production techniques, you will develop high quality images through manipulation and enhancement, and open up a range of creative possibilities in creating ‘hyper-real’, ‘painterly’ or enhanced artificial outcomes.
There will be opportunity to apply any previous knowledge of analogue manual photography to digital processes, experimenting with the different qualities, capabilities and limitations of the digital medium in defining a successful image.
What are the properties that distinguish retouched images as seen in magazines and exhibitions? Do these appear more or less real than the ordinary image? What are the ethical and moral considerations prompted by our ability to rewrite our own image and that of others?

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  • Higher Education (Degree Level)
Award 15 Credit Module
  • Colchester

1 Semester |
Applications are made direct to University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute

Start Date February 2018 | September 2018
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