Digital Photography II


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                                                Digital Photography II
> Contact Information
Donna Lehman
Phone: 240.236.7400
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> Introduction

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to the digital photography program at Middletown High School. I believe this is an excellent opportunity for students to explore in-depth several digital photography techniques and styles. Students will produce several photography projects using a variety of tools, filters, adjustments, and effects in Photoshop. They will employ problem solving to develop more in-depth artworks. Students will critique their artwork based on the composition, subject, elements of art and principles of design.


> Course Objectives

Students will be able to…

- Farther develop an understanding of art concepts through the elements of art and principles of design.

- Demonstrate more advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques.

- Improve and develop digital photography skills.

- Demonstrate the use of a digital camera, scanners, and printers.

- Explore digital imaging in society.

- Compose and produce well-crafted digital images.

- Create projects that yield individual creativity and personal interpretation in a final portfolio.


> Grading Policy

  (40% of the Course Grade)

Projects are worth 40 points. Projects are graded on a rubric system. Projects require weekly shooting assignments   that are done outside of class:


40 points



10 points

- Did the student follow the objective of the project?

- We will go over the objective and assignment for each project and students will get a handout on each project.


10 points

- Composition based on Viewpoint (Angle), Background, Rule of Thirds,

  Division of Space

Lighting and/or Neatness (depending on the project assignment)

10 points

- Lighting based on well-lit images with a full range in values, rich

   colors, and no flash spots

- Neatness and correct techniques.


10 points

- Effort to create something that challenges you.

- The work is unique and demonstrates devoted time.


 (30% of the Course Grade)

Critiques: verbal (15-20 points) and written (25-30 points). In class critiques are at the end of each project.          
 grade is based on Comments and Etiquette.

- Comments: Student are required to make 4 comment based on Analysis, Judgment, and or   Interpretation.

- Etiquette: Students are required to be polite, quiet and attentive to their peers during critiques.

(20% of the Course Grade)

Classwork including notes and in class assignment, reading, handouts.

(10% of the Course Grade)

Homework: Photo assignments (camera shots) must be done a home: Points for homework

                        photos are based on the required number of shots for each project.


HAC Online Grades: Regularly monitor your progress online via our grading website. (

Website:  For weekly student assignment visit the Art I link at

Make-up Work: If you are absent see me as soon as you return for make-up work.

Late Work:   If the assignment is not turned in by the due date it will be late (1-7 days late work will drop one letter grade, 8-14 days late your grade will drop two letter grades) Two weeks after the assignments due date the assignment will not be accepted for credit.

Academic Dishonesty: Students may not give or receive unauthorized aid on any assignment. Students will be held to the expectations and actions included in the MHS Honor Code found on the MHS Website.


> Tutoring I am available most days from 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm. See me for availability.


> Instructional Materials needed: Students are required to bring pencil or pen, notebook paper, binder with pockets to class daily. Students need a 6-18 mega pixel digital camera and 4 GB flash drive (minimum 4 giga-bite USB drive).

Note: Damaged or lost school-owned materials (cameras/tripods/books) become the obligation of the student/parent.  A replacement fee will be charged for damaged or lost items.


> Lab Fee: A $50.00 fee is required for Digital Photography. The fee is used for printing inks, supplies, photography paper, mount board, photo sleeves for presentation. Make checks payable to Middletown High School. Please pay by Friday, September 16, 2017.

For your convenience you may pay the course fee online at School Cash Online:


> Classroom Procedures
1. Be in your seat on time and immediately begin the warm up.

2. Bring all necessary materials to class

3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

4. Be respectful. No swearing, teasing, or yelling

5. Be respectful of all art and school materials
6. Follow all directions. No headphones

FCPS REGULATION:  FCPS regulation prohibits students from taking unauthorized photographs of others during the school day and during bus transportation.

> Student Expectations

READY: Focused and alert | Bring required materials | Assigned work completed | Be in your assigned seat when the bell rings
RESPECTFUL: Observe classroom safety guidelines | Honor commonalities and celebrate differences | Support an encourage classmates | Use appropriate language at appropriate times
RELENTLESS: Complete all assignments on time and with integrity | Give your best effort | Be open to feedback and capitalize on opportunities to improve

> Discipline Procedure
1. Verbal Warning
2. Individual Conference with the Student and Parent Contact

3. After-School Detention and Parent Contact
Referral and Parent Contact 

The following Behaviors are considered serious classroom offenses and warrant immediate office referral:

1. Destroys Property                                             3. Behavior stops class                              

2. Refuses to do what the teacher instructs         4. Hurt another person

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