Overview for Artistic Media: The camera arts

This learning pathway is an introduction to the camera arts. Topics are:

  • Early development
  • Impact on other media
  • Form and content
  • Darkroom processes
  • The human element
  • Color images
  • Photojournalism
  • Modern developments
  • Time based media: Film, video, and digital



Upon successful completion of this learning pathway, you should be able to:

  • Explain the effect photography has had on traditional artistic media.
  • Communicate how time-based mediums affect issues of content.
  • Compare and contrast different photographic processes.
  • Recognize and explain issues of form and content in photographs.
  • Explain the three elements of photojournalism.
  • Describe the effects photojournalism has on the news media.