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. Indirect Self-Portrait
  3. Portfolio
  4. Masters of Photography: Ansel Adams
  5. Landscape Photography (Project)
  6. Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz
  7. People Photography (Project)
  8. Masters of Photography: J. B. Shepard
  9. Pet Photography (Project)
  10. Introduction to Lenses
  11. Introduction to Studio Lighting
  12. Product Photography (Project)
  13. Introduction to advanced Digital Cameras
  14. Portrait Photography (Project)
  15. Portfolio Review