Singapore University of Social Sciences

Digital Photography Technology

CET Course | SkillsFuture Claimable Course

Digital Photography Technology (MTD105)


Digital photography enables still images to be stored without deterioration, compressed for saving storage speed, electronically transfered to another viewer at long distance and to be maniputated to give more enhanced images. This course covers the theoretical aspects of digital photography so that the students understand the scientific aspects of digital photography. Students are to bring a digital camera to class (compact point-and-shoot or digital single lens reflex; not mobile phone camera) to gain hands-on experience on how to use the camera.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Digital Workflow
  • Understanding the Subject
  • Variables for Exposure
  • Exposure Modes
  • Rules of Composition
  • Correlation between the Variables for Exposure
  • Essential Camera Settings
  • Design Elements
  • Analysis of Photographs
  • Techniques in Photography
  • Flash Photography

Learning Outcome

  • Use pertinent digital photography terminologies and vocabulary
  • Explain the principles and elements of art and design in photography with attention to areas such as colour, lighting, composition and balance
  • Describe technical and aesthetic qualities of successful photographs
  • Demonstrate proper camera and basic digital processing techniques
  • Create original works of art that reflect their point of view
  • Apply basic digital software enhancement skills
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