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Digital Photography 1

Digital Photography 1

Credits .5

Competency Group Overview

Meets art or ICT graduation requirement

Competencies

  • Application to Subject Matter
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various types of photography including the photography of people, places, things, action/movement, documentary and editorial images by composing and producing their own photographs.
  • Composition Rules
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of various composition rules related to photography by producing original digital photographs that utilize these techniques.
  • History of Photography
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the origins of photography from both a scientific and historic perspective, as well as discuss and project its current and future impact on our global society by examining key developments in the history of photography and making predictions based on current scientific knowledge.
  • Technical and Operational Aspects
    Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of digital cameras and digital photographic devices by explaining basic mechanical operation, how the camera captures light, aperture, shutter speeds, lenses and filters.

Pre-Requisites

Access to a camera is required. A point and shoot camera is preferred, but a camera phone is allowed.

Career

Computer and Information Research Scientist

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

History of Photography: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the origins of photography from both a scientific and historic perspective, as well as discuss and project its current and future impact on our global society by examining key developments in the history of photography and making predictions based on current scientific knowledge.

Project

You are a Computer and Information Research Scientist working for a company that focuses on camera technology. You are to present several ideas for a new camera technology that the company’s engineering group can integrate with their next camera.

As a Computer and Information Research Scientist, you are responsible for studying camera technology, understanding the impact of current camera technology on the global society, and making predictions for the future in order to help design a camera for consumers.

Career

Retail Sales Associate

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Technical and Operational Aspects: Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of digital cameras and digital photographic devices by explaining basic mechanical operation and how the camera captures light, aperture, shutter speeds, lenses, and filters.

Project

You are a Retail Sales Associate at a camera store, and your manager wants you to create one comprehensive video or a series of videos that explain and demonstrate the features and functions of digital cameras and digital photograph devices to instruct potential buyers.

As a camera sales associate, you want your potential customers to understand how the camera captures light and the basic mechanical operation of a camera in order to help buyers get the most out of their camera. Your video(s) will include information on aperture and shutter speed, as well as information on how to use various types of lenses and filters.

Career

Commercial Photographer

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Composition Rules: Students will demonstrate an understanding of various composition rules related to photography by producing original digital photographs that utilize these techniques.

Project

You are a Commercial Photographer and a company hired you to take a variety of photographs of their products. For this project, you will select the company and the topic of the photos. Topic ideas you might consider include vegetables, shoes, hair products, school supplies, etc.

In your product photography you want to capture the best images you can in order to promote the product and attract potential buyers. You will create a portfolio of these product photos using a variety of compositions that the company can use for advertising purposes. You will also write a paragraph to accompany each photo in your portfolio with composition rule details.

 

Career

Photojournalist

Status:

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 weeks

Competency

Application to Subject Matter: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various types of photography including the photography of people, places, things, action/movement, documentary, and editorial images by composing and producing their own photographs.

Project

You are a Photojournalist for your hometown newspaper. Your editor wants you to create a series of photographs that visually depict the culture of your hometown for the newspaper to have on file for present and future use.

As a Photojournalist, you are to capture images that are high quality, easy to read, truthful, and communicate a meaningful message to the readers about your town. Your photography collection will include people, places, things, action/movement, documentary and editorial subjects. You will also write a caption to accompany each photograph in your collection.

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