Photo 1

Unit 1 - intro

Unit 2 - shadows and light

Unit 3 - composition

Unit 4 - camera controls

Unit 5 - portraits

Unit 6 - aesthetics

Unit 7 - color

Unit 8 - commercial

Unit 9 - you the artist

  • examples 1 2 3 4 5
  • more ex. 6 7 8
  • proposal form
  • photo assign -1/6, -1/13
  • rubric
  • writing: c.s. script
  • digital skills 7:
    social issue / meaning
  • make portfolio of 8 best photos
  • study guide for exam

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What are we doing?

  • Learning about different types of commercial photography
    • Sports, food, product, fashion, wedding/event
      and now WILDLIFE too

  • Working in groups to present research about professional photography
  • Choosing one type of commercial photography and producing two images in that style

What do we have to turn in/participate in?

    • Two images

    • Working in a group, give a 5 minute presentation about a field of commercial photography
      • You may use the internet and books (from the library or go to a book store)
      • Answer the following questions in the presentation:

• what type of equipment is used (lenses, cameras, lights, etc)
• from start to finish, what is involved in this type of photo shoot
• any observations about what photos in this field have in common
• the reasons that the photographers make certain choices in this field
• any “tricks of the trade” that are used in that field


What should I make sure to do? What should I think about?

  • How can a situation/object look more interesting than they do in real life?
  • Think about every single object in the frame. Are you sure you want it to be there?
  • Think about what you are trying to say with the photograph. Is it just “pretty”, or are you trying to tell the view something?
  • Think about the camera angle…is it boring? Does it help to say something about the subject?
  • Think about what focal length you want. Wide angle or zoom. Try framing the shot in different focal lengths before taking a picture. Which is the best composition?
  • Think about where you point you camera to meter a scene. Is it a really dark place or a really light place? Try to meter in a neutral place, not too light or too dark. Make sure to meter every photograph properly for the correct exposure. Use a gray card if you need to. DON'T even bother taking the photo if your light meter says there isn't the correct combination of shutter speed and aperture.

What should I do if I need help?
………………………Ask Ms. Epp.