Singapore University of Social Sciences

Digital Photography Techniques

Digital Photography Techniques (MTD107)


This hands-on course is a follow up from Digital Photogtaphy Technology. In Digital Photography Techniques, students are being taught the various techniques of photo taking using a digital camera as an art and skill.

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.


  • Specialisations in Photography
  • Professional on Location
  • Planning and Equipment
  • Available and Artificial Light
  • Panoramic Interiors and Outdoors
  • Tools of Adobe Photoshop
  • Functions of Adobe Photoshop
  • Creating Panoramic Images
  • Application of Adobe Photoshop in professional photography
  • Research for PhotoTravel
  • Subject Checklist
  • Topics in PhotoTravel

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the content in each of the specialisations of photography
  • Identify the various methods to overcome problems encountered in the different specialisations of photography
  • Develop skills for studio- and location-driven photo shoots
  • Demonstrate the ability to use advanced techniques with a digital camera and digital imaging software
  • Apply the tools in the Adobe Photoshop image editing program
  • Illustrate how montage can be done using several images
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