Course Description

Prerequisite: None

We are an image-based society...ever wonder what goes into making a photographic image really exciting and not just another “snapshot” or “selfie”?

Photography 9 introduces students to the basics of camera operations, effective composition, and both digital (Photoshop) and traditional film/darkroom techniques. Students will explore the medium of photography from both a technical and artistic vantage point, with emphasis on creating effective, imaginative, and eye-catching images. Students will also explore the possibilities for artistic manipulation of their photographs in the form of paintings, collage, hand tinting/toning, digital manipulation and more. This course is suitable for students who intend to pursue photography, filmmaking, graphic design, visual arts...or for those who simply have a curiosity and desire to improve their skills in a fun environment!

Note: Students should have access to a digital camera. A quality cellphone will suffice, although a digital SLR camera would be an asset. A film based, 35mm camera will also be utilized. Minimal supplies will be provided to students. Should a student wish to use optional materials to enhance or to elaborate upon the learning outcomes, these may be purchased directly or through the school on a cost-recovery basis.


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