Photography Objectives

By July 26, 2021 Photography

Student will learn to:

  • Apply basic knowledge of DSLR camera to creation of original images.
  • Use proper vocabulary when speaking or writing of camera functionality and images
  • Understand how composition, light and depth of field interact together in an image.
  • Perceive & understand photography as an art form, using the vocabulary of design principles and visual art elements to describe and discuss their own and others’ work.
  • Understand the role of photography in reflecting past and contemporary cultures.
  • Understand the role photography play in communications and its use as a visual language.
  • Critique orally or in writing the effectiveness of photographs in terms of artistic value and communication of meaning.
  • Understand how the critical thinking, creativity, resource and time management skills learned in this course apply to other arts and to other career areas.
  • Use technology as a tool to create individual works of photographic art.

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of photographic composition and development of a “photographic eye.”
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of photography.
  • Demonstrate competency using cameras and equipment (digital)
  • Demonstrate competency using basic studio lighting
  • Synthesize the technical and artistic aspects of the course.
  • Show an appreciation and application of aesthetic factors in photography.
  • Compile a portfolio, including an artist’s statement and a selection of the student’s best prints, suitable for employment or college applications.
  • Participate in community opportunities for exhibition and competition.

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