ART: PHOTO LEVEL TWO

Course Description

Prerequisite: Photography Level 1

Photography Level 2 builds on the foundation skills acquired in Level 1, with an increasing emphasis on the development of an individual style – “What makes your photos truly unique and personal”? Students will experiment with advanced camera techniques to produce images that convey their growing sense of strong composition, emotional/artistic connection, and technical mastery. Projects will include a look at the concepts of graphic design, high fashion photography, portraiture, still life, special effects, and more, with an emphasis on creative responses. Both digital (Photoshop) and traditional film/darkroom techniques are explored and expanded.

Note: Students should have access to a digital camera. A simple “point and shoot” automatic 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.

Grade Level

11