Creative Photography I

You see photographs everyday in varied contexts–television, Internet, magazines, and newspapers. How do you know what makes a great photograph? How did the artist capture one moment? How did the artist present a visual story? How does the viewer understand the artist’s intent? How does an artist know how to take a great picture? How do photographs become art, billboards, advertisements, or a purchased commodity? In this course, you will find your visual voice, learn how photography is a pictorial document and how you visually represent your experiences, and understand photography for the use of self-expression. This course includes the history of photography, the basics of the camera, photography techniques, why people take photographs, how to constructively critique photographs, and careers in photography. All you need to get started is a digital camera with at least the following mode options: portrait, landscape, action, and macro.

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Course Subject
Course Number
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
Course Duration
2 segments
Course Credit
1.0 Fine Arts