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BTEC Professional Certificate in Digital Imaging

Organisation
JISC Digital Media
Location
ILRT, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HH, UK.
Country

United Kingdom

Language
English
Learning Objectives
Capture:
The digital image
Handling originals
Scanning
The digital camera
Exposure controls
Photography using digital SLR
Lighting
Monitor calibration
Capture file formats

Manipulation:
Introduction to image editing. Destructive Vs non-destructive.
QC and sorting images
Tone and colour adjustments
Retouching images
Colour modes
File size
Filters
Delivery file formats

IPR:
What is an intellectual property right?
Relevant legislation
Pragmatic approach to IPR
International dimension
Possible future developments
International considerations

Metadata:
Definition of metadata – what it means in relation to digital images
The different types of metadata
The ways in which metadata is used
Metadata schemas
Controlled vocabularies
Where metadata is stored
Sharing metadata
Training Fee
£150 for participants from UK Higher or Further Education. £175 for participants from government, charities, libraries, galleries or museums.
Target Audience1
Practical
Website
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/training/courses/btec-professional-certificate-in-digital-imaging
Contact E-Mail
info@jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk
Date
21 Nov 2011 10:00am - 04:30pm

The course would suit a candidate that requires a broad introduction to creating, editing using and managing a digital image collection. The skills covered could be used by anyone who is involved directly or indirectly in producing or managing a collection of digital images. The skills in the course can be used in education, cultural heritage and other roles, which requires image capture and delivery.

The 'capture' element of the course introduces the digital SLR and flatbed scanner and explains how these devices are used to digitise a variety of common subjects. It aims to explain the main controls of each device and how they are used to control the appearance of the digital image. In this session candidates are introduced to lighting and learn how it is an essential element in photography and how different types of lighting contribute to look of the picture. This session also explores capture file formats and their applications.

The 'manipulation' session introduces the subject of destructive and non-destructive image editing and highlights some of the more commonly used image editing programs. All of the image editing during the session will be carried out with Adobe Photoshop. Throughout the day the course follows a typical workflow from initial quality control, image sorting, cropping, tone and colour adjustment, retouching through to file formats for final delivery.

Intellectual property rights: This half-day session sets out the legal framework as it relates to intellectual property rights (IPR) and the creation, use and re-use of digital images. Students will learn about current IPR legislation and how best to protect their digital images from misuse. Students will also gain an understanding of how they might use digital images owned and/ or created by others. Potential future changes to UK IPR law will be discussed alongside a discussion on the internation dimension. The key concepts surrounding IPR and digital images will be explored using a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical activities.

The 'metadata' element of the course introduces the concept of metadata as it relates to digital still images. Students will receive an understanding of the different types of metadata, how metadata is used and how it differs depending on the user community. Students will be introduced to metadata schemas and controlled vocabularies and will consider a variety of ways in which metadata might be used to enhance digital image collections. The key areas will be explored using a mixture of presentations, discussions and practical activities.

1. Based on DPOE audience levels.

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