Understanding the tools of digital photography and how to use them is a necessity for visual artists. Using new technologies for personal expression is an important objective of this course. Equally important is to train and prepare students with the basic practical digital skills needed in the variou aspects of today's world, including career development and support, avocation and visual communication. The course will cover the basics of camera use and composition, as well as the critical techniques of digital capture, image processing, color management and color correction. A digital camera with a minimum of a seven-megapixels resolution will be needed for this course.