Introduction to Photography

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Photography

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    Basic skills and aesthetic principles of photography, how the camera works, types of cameras and film, techniques in taking pictures, specialized forms of photography, developing film, the aesthetics of picture taking.

    Course Goals:

    Full understanding of the function and operation of a 35mm SLR; full understanding of printing and developing methods and ability to operate in a dark room; basic realization of the aesthetics of photography and principles of composition; basic understanding of the principles of lighting; acknowledgement of the importance of team work, sharing work experiences and adapting knowledge from professional photographers.

    Objectives of development/revision:

    Being up-to-date with current research and be didactically more effective.

    Expected outcome on students’ skill and knowledge:

    Students should have a basic understanding of techniques in photography as well as apply critical reasoning with regard to aesthetic issues.

    Teaching Methods:

    • Lectures
    • Demonstrations
    • Self-study.

    Evaluation Methods:

    Hands-on Projects and Examination

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