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’s Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) to create various independent, group and community projects. Projects may include: Stop motion animation, photo collage, studio photography (people and products), photojournalism, event photography and portfolio design.

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. Basic Photography Refresher
  3. Portfolio
  4. Introduction to advanced Digital Cameras
  5. Introduction to Lenses
  6. Refresher: iMac and Google Drive
  7. Introduction to Adobe Lightoom
  8. Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz
  9. People Photography (Project)
  10. Introduction to Studio Lighting
  11. Portrait Photography (Project)
  12. Introduction to GMETRIX
  13. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  14. Double Exposure
  15. Masters of Photography: J. B. Shepard
  16. Pet Photography (Project)
  17. Masters of Photography // Andreas Gurzky
  18. Product Photography (Project)
  19. Exposure (Repeat)
  20. Doodle Portrait
  21. Careers in Photography
  22. Finalize Portfolio Website
  23. Portfolio Review