Digital Photography is a semester course that focuses on understanding the basic operations and functions of a digital single lens reflex camera and the manipulation of its settings to achieve a specific result. This course is a project-based course that will teach you the basics of photography on a digital camera. We will be using industry standard Nikon D3400 DSLR cameras to shoot our digital photos. Students will learn about photographic elements of art and principles of design, composition, and lighting. Students will write and speak about aesthetic, technical and expressive qualities in a photograph. Students will learn to critique their own and others work.
Our class is on Google Classroom! This is where all due dates will be posted and you will submit all of your assignments. Ask me for the code to join.
Part 1 - Leading Lines, Rule of Thirds, Repetition, Framing
Part 2 - Fill the Frame, Unique Angles, Relationships, Interaction
Dynamic Lighting & Using Natural Light
10 Ways - In School
10 Ways Reshoot - At Home
Unit 3: Post-Processing
Unit 4: Storytelling
Single Photo Storytelling
Course Introduction On the first day of class we will review the course syllabus & classroom expectations. Students will take home the "Permission to Borrow" form to be signed by their parent/guardian. We will create a folder in Google Drive for all photos taken throughout the semester to be saved.
Pre-Assessment: Portrait Photo Students will begin with a pre-assessment photo where they will take a portrait photo prior to any instruction. They will save this image in their Drive folder for later compare and contrast reflection during the portrait lesson. This pre-assessment will assess their skills prior to instruction. Students will submit the photo in a Google Slideshow along with a written reflection.