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, still life, special effects, and more, with an emphasis on creative responses. Both digital (Photoshop) and traditional 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.

Course Code

YVPA-1B

Grade Level

11