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Photography: Learn How to Take Pictures Professionally

October 16, 2013

There’s certainly nothing wrong with using your phone as your main camera. And apps like Instagram are a lot of fun. But if you really want to take your photos to the next level, you’re going to have to learn how the pros do it. In DMD, you’ll learn to use the manual settings of a DSLR camera to make your pictures come to life. Photography and understanding composition, lighting, and colour are key skills you’ll need as a new media designer. After this course you’ll notice a huge improvement in the quality of your photos — even the ones you take with your phone.
The below pictures were taken in the Photography class, where students learned to shoot in both a studio setting and real world environments.

Become a Photoshop Pro

October 10, 2013

Photoshop is more than just photography software. It is the most used and most flexible new media tool, used to create graphics for websites and apps, motion graphics and animation, print publications, video games, and film visual effects and matte paintings. Below are some excellent DMD student samples.
In the Photography class, students had to manipulate photos they had taken in order to build a creative self portrait. Check out these terrific results by (respectively) Alyssa Paskaruk, Wlad Riazanov, and Priscilla Hofer.

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