Course MD101 Winter 2010/11

Still Image

Sara Kamel

"All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention."
Rudolf Arnheim

Group 01: Tuesday, 12.30 3.45 pm, in C2-308
First appointment: October 12, 2010

Group 02: Sunday, 12.30 3.45 pm, in C2-308
First appointment: October 17, 2010

Group 03: Monday, 12.30 3.45 pm, in C2-308
First appointment: October 11, 2010


Course outline

Image or picture plays an important role in design, Still Image course will survey the image elements and principles of design, focusing on:

  • Image as a way of communication.
  • Visual language and the components of visual thinking.
  • What are the elements and principles of image design?
  • How to use the elements and principles of design to deliver a wide variety of messages

Practical work

Students will be introduced to basics of photography to help them to complete the assignment.

Course outcome

At the end of this course, students should:

  • Have enhanced their ability to think visually, and communicate ideas in visual ways.
  • Understand the basic elements of design and how to use them creatively
  • Express their own ideas and feelings through visual expression.
  • Explain their own pictures. (oral & written)
  • Develop critical thinking by observing and analyzing different image styles
  • Be able to discuss, criticize, and evaluate images. (Oral & Written)




References and Textbooks

  • Herbert Zettle: Sight Sound & Motion.
  • Rudolf Arnheim: Art and Visual Perception.

Course Description


Syllabus


Date Lecture Practical Work Assignments
Gr1:12-10

Gr2:17-10 Gr3:11-10

Introduction to Visual Perception
........ Assignment1:

Visual Perception

Gr1:19-10

Gr2:24-10 Gr3:18-10

Gestalt Assignment 1 due

Photography: Exposure 1

Assignment2:

Gestalt

Gr1:26-10

Gr2:31-10 Gr3:25-10

Point & Line Assignment 2 due

Photography: Exposure 2

Assignment3:

Lines & Point

Gr1:2-11

Gr2:7-11 Gr3:1-11

Shape & Form Assignment 3 due

Photography workshop

Assignment4:

Shape & Form

Gr1:9-11

Gr2:14-11 Gr3:8-11

Depth Assignment 4 due

Photography: Lenses

Assignment5: Depth

Assignment6: Oral Presentation

Gr1:23-11

Gr2:21-11 Gr3:22-11

Student presentation Assignment 5 due

Assignment 6 Students presentation

...
Gr1:30-11

Gr2:28-11 Gr3:29-11

Pattern & Texture Photography: Light
Assignment7:

Pattern & texture

Gr1:7-12

Gr2:5-12 Gr3:6-12

Space & Balance Assignment 7 due

Basics of image manipulation, using Photoshop 1

Assignment8:

Space & Balance

Gr1:14-12

Gr2:12-12 Gr3:13-12

Simplicity & Contrast Assignment 8 due

Basics of image manipulation, using Photoshop 2

Assignment9:

Simplicity & Contrast

Gr1:21-12

Gr2:19-12 Gr3:20-12

Color Assignment 9 due

Photography: Colors of light and WB

Assignment10:

Color

Gr1:28-12

Gr2:26-12 Gr3:27-12

Final project supervision Assignment 10 due ...
Gr1:4-1

Gr2:2-1 Gr3:3-1

Final project due Final project due ...