Digital Photography

  • Course number: T802S (Summer), T802F (Fall), T802W (Winter)
  • Grades offered: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Credits: 0.5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Description: This course will introduce students to digital photography and the use of other digital technology as a means for self-expression in art. Students will learn basic digital camera operation, printer techniques and electronic darkroom basics. Students will be introduced to a variety of approaches to subject matter, as well as art criticism in a historical and cultural context in order for students to begin to develop a critical vocabulary. This is a great course for students seeking a career in advertising and graphic design as students will learn how to manipulate images using industry standard programs like CS6 Adobe Photoshop. Projects will be theme-based with specific requirements blending technical skills with the creative process.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Methods include online demonstrations, lab/studio work, individual projects and daily progress logs. Assessment is done through self, peer and teacher assessments during class critiques using an online format, projects, class discussions (through Schoology), technical tests and exhibitions.

Recommended Background for Success: Students need an interest in working with computer and digital camera technology as a medium for artistic expression. Students must be self-motivated, creative and willing to work individually and collaboratively in teams. A limited number of cameras will be available to check out. It is highly recommended students have access to a camera of their own if taking the online option. Proficient Schoology and Google Drive use is recommended.

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