This course covers the basic optical concepts of digital photography and is given in Term 4 for Year 2 students on the Degree Program in Media Technology (CMETE).
The course is given in Swedish and the course literature is K. Carlsson: Teknisk Fotografi, teori och tillämpningar
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Content and learning outcomes
Optical imaging, Photographic lenses, Perspective, Photometry, Camera components and their function, Electronic image sensors, The sampling criterion applied to digital images, Color photography, Image quality measures (resolution, MTF, noise, dynamics).
Intended learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- practical use of digital cameras to solve photographic tasks. This includes choosing suitable lenses and settings to obtain the desired perspective, depth of field and exposure.
- basic photometric concepts, as well as being able to make photometric calculations that are relevant for practical photography.
- assess and quantify the image quality of photographic systems in terms of sharpness and noise.
- the basics of color theory, be familiar with the concept of color temperature (white balance), and be able to use this knowledge in practical photography.
- assess how high pixel density is needed in digital photography to avoid image distortion and other quality losses.
Literature and preparations
Active participation in SK1120 Theory of wave motion or equivalent course.
Basic courses in mathemathics and waves.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Experiments, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written Exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web SK1140