Digital Photography III & IV

 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY III

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THIS COURSE IN NOT OFFERED IN THE FALL SEMESTER. THIS SITE WILL BE UPDATED IN THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER.

 

For Digital Photo III & IV communication (weekly plan) and our online gradebook. Visit Schoology at https://www.schoology.com/ to set-up an account using your students class code. 

 

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Students and parents text @dphoto3 to 81010
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Donna Lehman
Phone: 240.236.7400
 
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 their understand 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
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Work-In-Progress Critique
Research: 2 images of a particular art movement, artist, style & technique. 80 points
On Time: 20 points
TOTAL: 100 points
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Contact Sheet of 30 photos: 2 points per photograph on contact sheet
TOTAL: 60 points
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Class Projects are worth 500 points. Projects are graded on a rubric system. We will have critiques every week, one work in-progress critique and a final critique. After the final critique the project is due 2 days later. It is the student’s responsibility to turn the work-in. Work must be turned into the Computer Graphics Drive(:P) by the due date
 
Final Critique and Turn-In
Composition: 100 points
Concept /Accuracy: 100 points
Color and Value: 100 points
Growth: 80 points
Craft: 80 points
Completion on Time: 40 points
TOTAL: 500 points
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 (20% of Final Semester Grade)
CRES is worth 20% of the semester grade. Failure to complete all parts of the CRES exam
               may result in failure of the course.
 
Website: For weekly student assignments and homework visit the Digital Photo I link at http://education.fcps.org/mhs/lehman
 
Pinnacle: Regularly monitor your progress online via our grading website. http://apps.fcps.org/pivstatus.cfm
 
Computer Graphics Drive: Many assignments including projects, class work, and homework are submitted to the teacher for grading on the school Computer Graphics Drive. This drive is not a secure drive, so all digital students in the building have access to this drive. Students are responsible for saving back-up copies of assignments on their flash drive.
 
TUTORING
I am available most days 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm. See me for availability.
 
 

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 and
          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

CLASS RULES
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 cell phones or headphones
 
FCPS REGULATION: FCPS regulation prohibits students from taking unauthorized photographs of others during the school day and during bus transportation.
 

Discipline Steps: Classroom rules have been reviewed with all classes. If a student has difficulty in following these rules or exhibits unnecessary behavior, the following steps will be taken to help the student improve.
1.    Verbal Warning
2.    Individual Conference with the Student and Parent Contact
3.    After-School Detention and Parent Contact
4.    Referral
Severe Clause: The following Behaviors are considered serious classroom offenses and warrant immediate office referral:
1.    Destroys Property
2.    Refuses to do what the teacher instructs
3.    Behavior stops class
4.    Hurts another person
 
FEE 
A $40.00 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.
 
SUPPLIES
Students are required to bring pencil or pen, notebook paper, binder with pockets to class everyday. Students need a 6-18 mega pixel digital camera and 2 GB flash drive (minimum 2 giga-bite USB drive).
 
The course outline is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Thank you for taking the time to read this through. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail me at 240-236-7479 or donna.lehman@fcps.org. Please sign and return the bottom section of the course outline.
 
Thank You,
 
Donna D.W. Lehman                                  
 
Digital Photography Instructor