Certificate course in digital photography - Gandhigram Rural Institute

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GANDHIGRAM RURAL INSTITUTE-DEEMED UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF LIFELONG LEARNING AND EXTENSION GANDHIGRAM-624 302

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THE GANDHIGRAM RURAL UNIVERSITY , GANDHIGRAM CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY REGUALTIONS I ELIGIBILITY: 1. For admission: A pass in the 10th. Examination / NIOS Secondary or other equivalent examination recognized by the Government. 2. For the Certificate: The candidate shall have subsequently undergone the prescribed course of study in the Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension of this university. II. DURATION The course is for a period of one academic year. III. COURSE OF STUDY & FEES Candidates shall be permitted to do Certificate course concurrently with their UG/PG degree programme. The classes may be conducted either during week days in the regular working hours or after class hours or during weekly holidays. Course fee (other than examination fee): Rs.2000/- for Non students, Rs.1500/- for Staff / students of GRI (Including NIOS). Total enrollment is 20+5. This is totally self supported programme IV.SCHEME OF EXAMINATION Paper I: Basics of Photography Paper II : Theory and Practice of Photoshop Paper III: Creative designing techniques V. DISTRIBUTION OF TEACHING HOURS hours.

There shall be a total number of 120 actual contact hours. Each paper shall have 40

VI. EXAMINATIONS. There shall be examination at the end of the course i.e.: in April/May. A candidate who does not pass the examination in any subject(s) shall be appearing in such subject(s) in the subsequent examination. All candidates shall be required to register for the examination at the first appearance. Candidate can write the examination in Tamil/English

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The Examination will be conducted and marks awarded for •

Internal 50 marks (Conducting test and practical) and



External 50 marks (Exclusive theory)



20 mark is compulsory for the passing minimum both in internal and external Examination.

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PASSING MINIMUM A candidate shall be declared to have passed in each paper if he /she secures not less than 40% both in internal and external. He/ She shall be declared to have passed the whole examination and qualified for the Certificate if he/she passes all the papers. VIII.

CLASSIFICATION OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES Those who secure 60% and above the maximum marks shall be declared to have

passed in I Class those who secure 50% and above but below 60% shall be declared to have passed in the II Class and those who secure between 40% and 49% will be placed in the III Class. IX.

AWARD OF CERTIFICATE A candidate shall be eligible for the award of the Certificate if he/she has passed all the examinations prescribed thereof. X.

REVISION OF REGULATIONS AND CURRICULUM

The University may from time to time revise, amend and change the regulations and the curriculum if found necessary. RELAVANCE In present days a lot of educated unemployed individuals are seeking for suitable courses leading to self employment, this effective short certificate in digital Photoshop, if offered by the university will help many enthusiastic youngsters to get self employment. This is an opportunity for the regular students to have it is add on course. This professional course has been planned for a short duration at a reasonably low cost with exposure to practical in the field of Photoshop applications. There is a very good demand in the society through out the country. Many youngsters are the look out for scientific and creative training in this field. This will attract a large number of enthusiastic youngsters and unemployment problems can be considerably reduced through self employment.

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OBJECTIVES 1. To introduce the field of photography and its development 2. To expose the learner to the photography equipments and handling techniques 3. To give him enough knowledge in Photoshop and other relevant techniques needed for Professionals 4. To prepare him for employment are self employment in the field of Photoshop designing Panel of External Examiners 1.

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Dr.T. Manonmani Prof & Head Dept. of Communication Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 002. . Dr. A. Santha Prof. & Head, Dept. of Journalism & Science Communication, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai – 625 002. Sri.K. Shunmuga Velayutham, HOD, Dept. of Visual Communication, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi. Dr.P.Govindaraju Prof. & HOD, Dept. of Communication, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. Sri.K.Ilango Samuel Peter, Senior Technical Officer, Media Division, GIRH & FWT, Ambathurai, Gandhigram.

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Paper I :

BASICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Objectives: -

To enable the students Understand the basic theory of photography Understand the important operational functions Understand digital camera operation

Unit-I:

Basics of photography – Principles – functions - camera structure – Types of Film camera

Unit-II:

Description of color and B/W films- Film speed - Film loading and unloading - Indoor and outdoor lighting techniques. Background selection - Flash and its features.

Unit-III:

Camera parts & functions - Shutter speed, - Aperture – depth of field - Lens selection- wide angle, telephoto, zoom lens, prime lens- Tripod usage

Unit-IV:

ISO how it affect exposure function - Depth of the field - Creative uses – manual mode- Auto mode- Types of angles and frames.

Unit-V:

Types of Digital Camera and its features – Memory Chip card - Creative shots –Settings in the Digital Camera - Handling methods – White balanceMaintenance of camera.

Reference: Photography for the 21st century by Katic Millar Photographic lighting : Essential skills – by Mark Gaers & John Child The basic book of Photography – Fifth edition – by Tom Gri Basic Photography , Seventh edition – Michael Langford Black & White photography : A basic manual by Hendry Keller Photography 1 : A basic course for beginners – by James 1986 Mastering the basics of photography – by Susan Mccartne 2001 Beginner’s guide to photographic lighting : Techniques studio or on locationDom Marr 9. Photography its principles & practice : A manual of the photography – Carroll Bernard Neblette 10. Professional photography : Principles in practice – Michael John Langford 11. “Arichuvadi” Digital Photography - Udhayakumar

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Paper II : THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PHOTOSHOP Objectives: -

To enable the students Know the basics of computers Understand the Photoshop features Practice with Photoshop

Unit- I:

Introduction to computer- Downloading of Images from digital Camera – Image formats.

Unit- II:

Digital memory chip- capacity of chip- Fire wire card - Scanning of Pictures Importing to the system-

Unit- III:

Installation Photoshop software - Photoshop Features – Resolution- Pixels Painting/ drawing tools

Unit- IV:

Editing tools – Details in menu bar – layers - Navigation

Unit –V:

Selection of pictures – Importing - creative work – Titles - Color corrections – Conversion of Image formats.

REFERENCE 1. Computer made easy – Fundamentals, Applications & Advanced programming – Add one publishing group 2. Office 2000 – A comprehensive approach Hinkle, Stewart, Marple, Fisher-Larson Mc Graw Hill 3. Understanding computers – A users friendly guide Oxford University press (1986) – Richard Stevens 4. Photoshop – Techmedia, New Delhi, Carala Rose 5. Adobe photoshop CS3 A –Z – Philip Andrews 6. Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Mark Galer, Philip Andrews 7. Photoshop reference guide – Matt Kloskoski 8. Photographic lighting : Essential skills – Mark Gaers & John Child 9. Photographic for the 21st century by Katic Miller 10. Digital photography : Basics skills for the beginner – by Jirr 11. The Digital photography – Scott kelby 12. Digital photography principles: The camera – by Derrick.S. 13. Digital photography principles- Tar Tally 14. The better photo guide to digital photography – Amphot Miotke

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Paper III : CREATIVE DESIGNING TECHNIQUES (Practical) Objectives: To enable the students - Practice making conversion of images - Practice making album design - Practice creation of professional work Unit- I:

Resizing the images – B/W to Color conversion – Color changes in images, dress coding, backgrounds.

Unit-II:

Customized back ground effects and its usages – Filter effects, paint image, collage photo

Unit- III:

Tips for creative work – Types of albums – Formation of attractive sizes – Digital album designing.

Unit-IV:

Designing of visiting card – Designing of Handout -visual exhibits

Unit -V:

Advertisement design for print media–Designing Flex - banner, Posters, Greetings Invitation -Exercises.

REFERENCE 1. Computer made easy – Fundamentals, Applications & Advanced programming – Add one publishing group 2. Office 2000 – A comprehensive approach Hinkle, Stewart, Marple, Fisher-Larson Mc Graw Hill 3. Understanding computers – A users friendly guide Oxford University press (1986) – Richard Stevens 4. Photoshop – Techmedia, New Delhi, Carala Rose 5. Adobe Photoshop CS3 A –Z – Philip Andrews 6. Adobe Photoshop CS4 - Mark Galer, Philip Andrews 7. Photoshop reference guide – Matt Kloskoski 8. Photographic lighting : Essential skills – Mark Gaers & John Child 9. Photographic for the 21st century by Katic Miller 10. Creative Photoshop landscape techniques – Les Meehan 11. Designing creative resume: A complete resource for the creative professional – Gregg Berngman 12. Creative Photoshop techniques – Bryan Allen

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