Photographs are all around us, and each helps to tell a story. Now it’s time for you to create your story through photos you learn how to take in this course. Learn the basics of using a camera, lighting, and how to choose great subjects to create magazine-worthy photos and amaze your friends and family with your skills.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of a career as a photographer by summarizing the history of photography, describing a career in photography, and explaining the role of a photographer.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the camera as a tool by describing the functions of a camera, explaining the features of a camera, and summarizing the care of a camera.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of photography as art by describing the use of the elements of art in photography, explaining the use of principles of design in photography, and summarizing the method of art criticism.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of taking a photograph by describing the purpose of photographs, explaining the rule of thirds, and summarizing subjects that can be captured in a photograph.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of composition by describing composition techniques and differentiating portrait and landscape orientation in photographs.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the picture plane by explaining the use of foreground in photography, describing the use of middle ground in photography, and summarizing the use of background in photography.
Unit 1: Introduction to Photography
Unit 2: Meeting Your Camera
Unit 3: Photography as Art
Unit 4: Choosing a Subject
Unit 5: Elements of Composition
Unit 6: Backgrounds & Foregrounds
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