Photography 1 – Distance Learning Edition

GRADES: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None
Length: One trimester/one-half credit (may be repeated for credit)

Course Description

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.

Required Material

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

Course Resources

  • Nikon Website
  • Digital Photography School Website
  • Lynda.com
  • Adobe Website
  • other texts and websites applicable to the field

Course Calendar

Course Overview (tentative)

Lessons

  1. Course Introduction
  2. What is Photography?
  3. What is a good photo?
  4. Introduction to Lightroom Web
  5. Camera Operation
  6. Focus
  7. Composition
  8. Lighting Basics
  9. Aperture Part 1: Learn
  10. Aperture Part 2: Apply
  11. Shutter Speed Part 1: Learn
  12. Shutter Speed Part 2: Apply
  13. ISO Part 1: Learn
  14. ISO Part 2: Apply
  15. Exposure
  16. Careers in Photography
  17. A Brief History of Photography
  18. Creating Great Images with your phone
  19. Portfolio
  20. Portfolio Review

Other Ideas

Challenges

  1. Something you love
  2. Your Distance+ Desk/Work-Area
  3. The Color Red
  4. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas …
  5. New
  6. Shoes
  7. M is for …
  8. Close up (Details)
  9. Shapes
  10. Low Angle
  11. Deep Depth of Field
  12. Shallow Depth of Field
  13. Frozen Motion
  14. Blurred Motion
  15. Lightpainting
  16. Zoom Effect
  17. This is Me
  18. Texture
  19. Time
  20. Eyes

Other Ideas

  • Kitchen
  • Wheels
  • My Room
  • Shadows
  • High Angle
  • Powerlines
  • Trees
  • Windows
  • Window Light
  • The Color Blue
  • Together
  • Abstract
  • Something Shiny
  • Water
  • Broken
  • A pattern
  • A plant
  • High Angle
  • Silhouette
  • Into the Light
  • Black & White
  • Yourself
  • Signs
  • Colorful
  • Panning (background blurred, subject in focus)
  • Fall
  • Everyday Objects
  • What are you thankful for?