Key Concepts and Skills in Post-Photography

What you will learn

Understand and apply foundational principles of digital photography

Produce virtual photography using TwinMotion

Define strategies for producing compelling AI photography using prompts informed by the aesthetics, techniques and key concepts of photography

Develop conceptual skills and vocabulary for image making in today’s context

Explore workflows moving from 2D still imagery to AI videos


Digital, Virtual and AI Photography presents a comprehensive view of computer-based methods for the production and manipulation of photographic imagery. The course is divided into three sections.

The first section on Digital Photography presents thorough coverage of the fundamental principles and techniques of digital photography, whether using a DSLR or mirrorless camera or even just your cell phone. Generative AI approaches to producing photographic images depend on knowing a lot of the technical and conceptual background of traditional photographic techniques, and so this knowledge is essential even if your ultimate goal is to make images primarily with AI.

At the same time, since we all take images with our mobile technologies, the first section will improve your everyday photography skills. And if your goals are to work with more advanced or pro level gear, such as working with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras or studio lighting equipment, the first section covers key topics in those practice areas as well.

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The second section on AI Photography explores applying all of the fundamental concepts in the Digital Photography section towards effective prompt writing to produce photographic imagery using AI platforms such as DALLΒ·E 2 and Stable Diffusion. AI prompt writing depends heavily on precise terminology to describe exact features you want the AI to work with, so this section provides a way to revisit core Digital Photography concepts in a new context.

The third section, Virtual Photography, covers the use of real-time rendering environments that can produce photorealistic imagery in HD and UHD (4k). We will use TwinMotion which is a free, easy-to-learn architectural visualization tool based on Unreal Engine, to output photorealistic still images based on real-world scans of textures and environments.




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Digital Photography

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Exposure Controls
Over and Under Exposure
Aperture and Depth of Field
Shutter Speed_ISO_Highlights_Tonality
Shadow Recovery_Focus and Exposure Lock_Metering Modes
Form, Content, Black and White, the Frame
Composition Principles Part 1
Composition Principles Part 2
Composition Principles Part 3
Lighting Part 1
Lighting Part 2
Color Part 1
Color Part 2
Lenses Part 1
Lenses Part 2

AI Photography

From Digital Photography to AI Synthography
AI Art Gallery
Top 10 Tips for Writing Effective Prompts When Making AI Art
AI-Generated Art & Copyright: General Ideas vs Particular Expressions
10 Historical Milestones in the Development of AI Systems
The Ten Most Influential Works of AI Art
AI and the Democratization of Art Creation: Revolutionizing the Creative Landsca
The history and evolution of AI-generated art
The ethics of AI-generated art: Who gets the credit?
Generative AI Art as a β€˜Post-Digital’ Medium
Some Brief Observations on AI Filmmaking

Virtual Photography

Virtual Photography Gallery
Virtual Photography Overview
TwinMotion for Virtual Photography
Virtual Photography resources

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