Digital Photography 1-4

Course Description

Students photograph, manipulate, and print a wide variety of quality digital photographic artworks to create a process portfolio (a collection of finished artworks, self-evaluations, idea sketches, handouts, notes, and critiques).  They study photograph history, the elements of art, the principles of design, critiquing, and aesthetics (the appreciation of beauty).  Activities include an introduction to the camera, the use of Adobe Photoshop software, and experience with digital printing techniques.

If students choose to persue photography they may continue digital work in levels 2, 3, and 4.  In Digital Photography 2, 3, and 4 students work on increasingly more individual and independent projects in all phases of digital photography, resulting in a varied and complex collection of art projects to be maintained in the art portfolio.

My courses are taught through a modified flipped learning platform. Students utilize Google Classroom for all course content and project submission. Video tutorials have been recorded based on Adobe Photoshop tools, techniques, and projects. Live demonstrations are done for projects but the video tutorials are availabe for review and advancement of skills.

Students are requested to have their own 4-8 mega pixel digital camera or a SLR camera and be able to fund a reasonable studio fee for supplies for this class.

Students are expected to provide their own USB flash drive (or similar device subject to teacher approval) for maintaining working files as well as final products.  All such storage devices will be governed by the FCPS standard operating procedure for student use of technology storage devices.