An introductory course that covers the basic principles of digital black and white and color photography, including equipment selection and use, image processing and the aesthetic concerns as a fine art medium. Framing, composition and exposure will be covered, as well as an overview of the history of photography and its content as both a commercial medium and form of artistic expression. A DSLR camera is recommended but not required. The digital camera, provided by the student, requires a manual setting and a minimum of five mega pixels to complete the course objectives. Students create a portfolio of their work. Computers and software appropriate to photographic production will be used. It is recommended that students have a working knowledge of computers.