MS Digital Photography 1b
By the end of the course, students will be able to
- Discuss how to prepare to photograph a vacation
- Identify some common vacation photographs
- Describe some of the problems that people have when photographing vacations
- List tips for improving vacation photos
- Apply vacation photograph tips in your hometown
- Identify common problems found in photographs of animals
- Explain solutions to common animal photography problems
- Discuss some general tips for taking better animal photographs
- Describe specific tips to use while photographing birds and pets
- Discuss how lighting can affect photographs of people
- Recognize some ways to improve images of people
- Identify some of the pros and cons of posed and candid photographs
- Define self-portraits and explain how to create unique self-images
- Describe the role and responsibilities of a branding photographer
- Describe the common file types used to save digital images and the advantages and disadvantages of each
- Explain the importance of photo organization
- Discuss methods to back up photos and the importance of saving your photos in more than one place
- Apply common photo-editing functions to your own photographs
- Discuss and follow photography etiquette
- Describe some of the rules and laws that influence and affect photography
- Explain the steps involved in printing, mounting, and framing photos
- Plan a display of your photography
- Describe photography as a career and the different career paths that photographers can take
- Use public speaking skills, strong writing skills, and technological understanding to market yourself as a photographer
- Explain the steps to build a powerful portfolio
- Discuss how to find your personal photography style and communicate your photographic journey to your audience
Prerequisite: The successful completion of Digital Photography 1A
- LMS Access
- Digital camera: "point and shoot" or above
*A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks; however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture.
- Paper and Pen/Pencil for note taking
- Camera cord to transfer images to the computer
- Image editing software
- Lighting tools for side, front, and back lighting
- Standard laptop or desktop computers with Windows or Mac OS
- High-speed internet connection (Cable, DSL)
- Unit 1: Vacation Photos
- Unit 2: The Wild Side
- Unit 3: Photographing People
- Middle School Photography Midterm Exam
- Unit 4: Managing & Editing Your Photos
- Unit 5: Photographer Etiquette & Display
- Unit 6: The Bigger “Picture”
- Middle School Photography Final Exam
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