Digital Photography provides students with basic art and photography skills. The major emphasis of
this course will be to develop the ability to see in a photographic manner and to analyze images
through the elements of formal design. Students will learn how to take compositionally artistic
photographs, analyze their own photographs, and present their photographs in a professional manner.
Students will be taught how to use shutter speeds and apertures, file formats, photo resolution, and
digital cameras. They will also learn how to artistically manipulate a photograph using the same
equipment that professional photographers and graphic designers use today. Ownership of a digital
camera or film SLR camera is recommended, but not required.
Homework 20% Participation 15% Project 65%
Every student works at his/her own pace, but deadlines
are a reality and we need to have work finished for class critiques. Projects must
be completed for formal critiques and exhibits in order to receive full credit. If you
are having difficulty keeping up in class you will have to work independently
outside of class (before school, after school, study hall, or lunch). If you are sick,
an extension will be granted if you or your parent contacts me during your illness
to make arrangements to make up the work. Late work will be accepted until a certain date with points deducted for being late.