GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basics of Visual Communications or (Advanced) Digital Photography.
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, teamwork and leadership. Students use Adobe’s Creative Cloud (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/or portfolio design.

Course qualifies for Fine Arts and Career & Tech credit.

Course Resources

Required Material

  • OHHS Google Account
  • Sno-Isle Library Card
  • Folder to organize your work

Course Calendar

Course Overview


  • Course Introduction
  • Classroom Introduction – Review
  • Classroom Computers – Review
  • Pre Assessment
  • Library Card

Projects (tentative)

  1. Reflection
  2. Texture
  3. Color
  4. Ghosting
  5. Childhood
  6. Collage
  7. Contrast
  8. Backlighting
  9. Animal
  10. Scenery
  11. Portrait


  • Portfolio Website
  • Classroom Cleanup
  • Equipment Return
  • Post Assessment


For Beginner Students only

If you did not meet the pre-requisites for this course, do these assignments (taken from the introductory course) before you start on the activities above – you have 4 weeks to complete them:

  1. Camera Basics (2 days)
  2. Composition (3 days)
  3. Aperture (3 days)
  4. Shutter Speed (3 days)
  5. ISO (2 days)
  6. Shooting Manual (3 days)
  7. Photoshop Basics (5 days)