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Photo Syllabus

 

 

Essential Questions
(that we have to ask ourselves again and again):

  • Why are photographs art?
  • Are all photographs art?
  • What choices can I make to express myself to the viewer of the image?
  • Technically, how do I create a photograph?



Content (what are we going to learn?)

  • How cameras work
  • Relationship of shutter speed and aperture
  • History of photography
  • Composition - seeing the scene in front of you
  • Camera angles and focal length
  • Photojournalism
  • Conceptual photography
  • Directed scenes
  • A step further - installations and other art forms
  • Commercial photography
  • Digital photography
  • Personal expression
  • Visual problem solving
  • How to participate in a critique



Outcomes (what will we be able to do?)

  • Consciously make choices that communicate ideas
    in our photographs
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using a digital camera and
    digital editing software
  • Use and maintain photographic equipment
  • Solve visual problems creatively
  • Reflect on artwork of ones own and of others
  • Participate constructively in critiques



Assessments (what things will be graded?)

  • Photographs
  • Written Assignments
  • Digital Skills Assignments
  • Art History Project
  • Final Project
  • In-class projects
  • Critiques
  • Participation

 

Grading Criteria (what is our grade based on?)

  • Level of Self-Challenge
  • Content and communication of work
  • Rubric of each assignment
  • Effort and Attitude

 

Grading Breakdown:

50% - Photographs

25% - Other assignments

10% - Participation/critique

15% - Citizenship (conduct)

 

 

 

 
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