An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography.
Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, optical effects in nature, perspective and depth of field, sampling and noise, the camera as a computing platform, image processing and editing, and computational photography.
This course is based on the CS 178 (Digital Photography) course that Prof Marc Levoy taught at Stanford from 2009 through 2014.
The course consists of 18 lectures. The lectures were delivered live on Google's Mountain View campus, broadcast live to Google offices around the world, and recorded for later playback. The videos linked into these web pages are from those recordings, edited slightly to remove discussion of Google internal projects. Keynote slides from these lectures were converted to PDF files and linked into the schedule after each lecture.
Prof. Levoy has made these materials freely available, but some of the photographs included in the lectures are individually copyrighted. It should be fine for teachers to re-use this material under fair use, but other uses may be protected. If you re-use the material in substantially the same form it is given here, please provide the appropriate acknowledgement.