Students will have hands-on learning Photoshop to make selections, crop images, use editing tools, filters, layers, color adjustments and special effects. Students will produce a portfolio of digital photographic work. Students will critique their artwork based on the elements of art and principles of design.
*Gain an understanding of digital photography, processes & concepts
*Learn to create interesting and strong compositions using the camera as your media
*Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
Scanners & Printers
*Learn about both Contemporary & Traditional photographers
Create projects that yield individual creativity and personal interpretation
in a final portfolio
Digital Camera (DSLR or “Point & Shoot”)
Notebook with folder
Flashdrive (2 gig minimum)
Assignments: Photos are due and are reviewed via contact sheet.
5 point daily deductions will be given if work is late.
Participation: Students are expected to participate in the discussion
and constructive criticism.
Critique: Each student is required to participate in a group discussion about their work and their peers.
My Life w/Text
Photo Shoot Series (MACRO, Opposites & Shapes, Point of View)
Food Photography (using Complementary colors)
Jewelry combined with Nature
Fashion Photography (The Satorialist)
Attendance & Punctuality:
Since all work needs to be done in class, attendance & punctuality is crucial in understanding the lessons & also in meeting the deadline of the project.
Students’ work is assessed by a rubric.
The following will be taken in consideration when each project is graded:
- Meeting the deadline for project
- Understanding & Application of photographic techniques through quality of print, presentation, and writing assessment
- Level of creativity applied to each project
- Class participation during the project and class critique
**extra help available on wednesdays after school**