AR110 BASIC PHOTO
Course: AR110 Basic Photo
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Subject Area: Art
In this introductory course, students will learn the historical, technical, artistic, and practical nature of photography. Students will learn how to set up a DSLR camera manually to allow for more creative control over their images in addition to solving exposure issues. Basic techniques in composition and PhotoShop will be taught, allowing students to expand their creative response in their images. The history of photography and photographic techniques will be learned through readings, discussions, and the study of images. This class is a prerequisite for Photo Studio. Students will need an SDHC memory card for this class.
Understand compositional concepts in design such as negative space, framing, and rule of thirds
Understand what an exposure is
Understand how to manually set up a digital camera (Shutter Speed, aperture, ISO), including manual focus.
Understanding of shutter speed: its role in exposure as well as its role in freezing or blurring moving objects
Understanding of aperture: its role in exposure as well as how it affects Depth of Field
Knowledge of photo management/organization, filing and editing
Basic understanding of tools and techniques in PhotoShop, including basic editing techniques and compositing (putting multiple images together to create a piece of digital art).
Demonstrate ability to take an in focus and well-exposed photograph using manual settings and manual focus
Construct quality photographs that utilize basic composition techniques and concepts
Demonstrate the ability to photograph a variety of subject matter while considering unique and creative perspectives.
Measure and mount finished artwork for display
Students are able to analyze and critique their own work in written form as well as work done by other artists
Notes: Students will need an SDHC memory card for this course.