JTC 335 - Digital Photography

  • 3 credits
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Creative digital photography theory and practice using digital cameras and image processing technology. Includes journalistic, aesthetic, artistic, ethical, and legal considerations for photographers.

In a 16-week semester, you should expect to spend about 6-9 hours each week on schoolwork. Meanwhile, in an 8-week semester, you should expect to spend about 12-18 hours per week on course content.


JTC 211 (Computer-Mediated Visual Communication) or with consent of the instructor.

Important Information

Course requirements:

1. Access to either a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) or a digital mirrorless camera with a zoom lens or interchangeable lenses for close-up, normal, and telephoto photography;

2. A camera card;

3. A sturdy tripod;

4. Access to photography editing software (Adobe Photography CC, Photoshop CS, or Elements recommended).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera, 4th Ed. (2016)
    Peterson, Bryan
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