Advanced Photography

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Photography or Basics of Visual Communication
Length: One trimester/one-half credit (may be repeated for credit)

Course Description

Students in this course develop and further their skills in digital photography, project-management, team-work and leadership. Students use Adobe Photoshop Adobe Lightroom to create various independent, group and community projects. Projects may include: Studio photography (portraits and products), photojournalism, event photography and/or photo collage.

Course qualifies for Fine Arts and Career & Tech credit.

Required Material

  • Chromebook or other type of computer
  • Headphones
  • Digital Camera – can be checked out from the school

Course Resources

  • Nikon Website
  • Digital Photography School Website
  • LinkedIn Learning Website
  • Adobe Website
  • other texts and websites applicable to the field

Course Calendar


  1. Course Introduction
  2. Classroom Introduction
  3. Classroom Computers
  4. All About Me –> Add Portfolio Creation after this next term
  5. Basic Photography Refresher
  6. Introduction to GMetrix
  7. Introduction to advanced Digital Cameras
  8. Introduction to advanced Camera Lenses
  9. Introduction to Adobe Lightroom
  10. Masters of Photography: Michael Willson
  11. Sports Photography
  12. Studio Lighting Basics
  13. Basic Lighting Setups
  14. Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz
  15. Portrait Photography
  16. File Formats & Sizes
  17. Doodle Portrait or Double Exposure in Photoshop
  18. Speedlight Basics
  19. Fog Machine Photography
  20. Masters of Photography: Karl Taylor
  21. Product Photography (Project)
  22. Lesson about Macro Photography
  23. Tiny People, Big Adventures
  24. Roland TrueVIS SG-540 Vinyl Printer/Cutter Basics
  25. Paper Cutter Basics
  26. Print & Mat your two favorite Photos
  27. Portfolio Website

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