Welcome to Photography
The project-based program works to prepare students to create fine art photography using the computer and a 35mm SLR or DSLR camera. Students will use the computer, scanners, and printers to create unique black and white photographs.
The curriculum is based on the California State Standards for Visual Art. For access to the full text of the standards, go to http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/vaproficient.asp. This is an elective course in photography, which meets the requirements for entrance into state colleges and universities. For each new project, samples of work are shown and new techniques demonstrated.
First Semester: Student learn technical aspects of photography, digital processing with Photoshop, and basic design principles.
Second Semester: Focus is on creative exploration and manipulation of images and preparation for gallery showings.
Photography II and III: Technical aspects are reviewed the first semester and command of the digital camera is emphasized. More challenging use of Photoshop and greater control over composition is expected from the advanced students.