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Photography

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

This course covers the basic concepts, principles and practice of digital photography. Topics include rules of composition, exposure, shutter speed, ISO, aperture, depth of field, white balance, lighting, file management and DSLR camera and lens use. Additionally, students will be introduced to image manipulation and desktop publishing using Adobe Photoshop software. Students will gain a familiarity of all topics covered, primarily through hands-on exercises and in-class projects.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

A project-oriented class that introduces student to basic principles of videography/film and audio. Principles include camera angles and movements, composition rules and shot types. Students will also gain experience in areas of project planning through organization of workflow and storyboarding as well as green screen and digital filming techniques, camera operation and video editing and post production basics. Following the introduction to these techniques and principles, students put these theories into practice through the creation of a variety of original edited multimedia projects.

PHOTOGRAPHY I

Our goals in this beginning course are to enhance your innate creativity as a student, encouraging you to make photographic images that inform, delight, and clarify the environment you are living in. You will more fully understand the power of your unique image making. Students will learn both traditional and digital image making by investigating the elements of art and principles of design. You will do this through studying camera work, lighting essentials and processing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop software.

PHOTOGRAPHY II

This second level course providing photography experiences with an emphasis on portraiture, still life, commercial product and landscape photography. We use digital cameras, Adobe editing software and professional Epson printers to explore artistic and career oriented photography. We use both traditional and online classrooms to create your own storytelling through blogging and bookmaking projects involving job shadows and event photography. You will begin your portfolio building by learning professional matting and framing techniques.

PHOTOGRAPHY III

‚ÄčThis third level advanced course will provide a creative and intensive environment for personal and group photographic art projects, It will be primarily digitally based with an emphasis on camera work, electronic lighting in studio and on location, and processing using available software. You will learn presentation skills for your portfolio development. You will be encouraged to compete in local and state photo competitions and you will learn the skills for photographing events outside of the school environment.