GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12
Length: One trimester/one-half credit (may be repeated for credit)
Students who take this course for the first time will be introduced to the basics of digital photography including: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field, camera operation, handling & safety, light quality & quantity, composition and professional photo editing software. Students who re-take this course develop and further their skills in digital photography, project-management, team-work and leadership.
Students use Adobe’s Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and other photography software to create various independent and group projects with some of them benefiting the school and broader community.
Course qualifies for Fine Arts and Career & Tech credit.
Taken Photography before? Check here for the advanced assignments.
- Chromebook or other type of computer
- Digital Camera – can be checked out from the school
- Nikon Website
- Digital Photography School Website
- Lynda.com Learning Website
- Adobe Website
- other texts and websites applicable to the field
- Course Introduction
- Indirect Self-Portrait
- What is Photography?
- Camera Operation
- What is a good photo?
- The Good vs. The Bad Photo
- Aperture: Learn
- Aperture: Practice
- Aperture: Apply – Deep Depth of Field
- Aperture: Apply – Shallow Depth of Field
- Shutter Speed: Learn
- Shutter Speed: Practice
- Shutter Speed: Apply – Frozen Motion
- Shutter Speed: Apple – Blurred Motion
- Shutter Speed: Apply – Lightpainting
- Shutter Speed: Apply – Zoom Effect
- ISO: Learn
- ISO: Practice
- ISO: Apply – Shapes
- Lighting Basics
- Introduction to Lightroom Web
- A Brief History of Photography
- M is for …
- Creating Great Images with your phone
- Careers in Photography
- Portfolio Review
- Elements of Art & Principles of Design
- Photography Keywords (Learn the language) –> includes test to check for understanding (Google Form)
- Ideation Process (How to come up with good ideas? Inspiration Toolbox)
- Masters of Photography: Ansel Adams – Landscapes
- Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz – Portraits
- Masters of Photography: Vivian Maier – Reflections
- File Types & Sizes