Photography can be extremely accessible with the advent of the phone camera so we delve into how things work, why we make images, problem solving and how to develop a unique personal aesthetic.
Starting with the basics we learn traditional and digital processes and techniques that support our goal of developing thematic and meaningful imagery.
Take Art I as a Freshman and you will be able to conquer the art world in Photo III as a Senior!
Learn the basics of the Art and Craft of Photography. We explore Film SLR, Digital SLR, Darkroom and Digital processes in the making of personal imagery.
Photography I: Developing Ideas in Photography- G/T
Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art I
This course explores the ways students apply the language of art in producing fine art photographs. Primary experiences will center around the use of a 35mm single lens reflex camera, film processing, darkroom techniques, print manipulation, and the presentation of work for specific purposes. Technical skills evolve through the introduction of pinhole photography and contact printings while refining personal and conceptual ideas. Experiences throughout the course will include composing, exposing, processing, enlarging images in the darkroom, and photographic digital imaging processes. is course is recommended for students who have demonstrated an ability to work successfully at a demanding pace. Emphasis is placed on creative problem solving, independent research, and task commitment, while developing a portfolio that reflects a diverse breadth of photographic experiences.
Step up to Portfolio Development! We develop refined technical skills, explore alternative processes and what it means to develop thematic work for your portfolio.
Photography II: Portfolio Development – AP [AP Studio Art: 2-D Design]
Grades 11, 12 1 credit Prerequisite: Photo I
This course begins the development of a body of work leading to the Advanced Placement Examination. Students will refine and master technical skills as well as experiment with alternative approaches and materials as they compose photographs. Additionally, students will develop a photographic portfolio that demonstrates quality, shows breadth of formal, technical, and expressive experiences
and concentrates on a specific theme or problem. rough collaboration with peers and instructors students will develop a personal aesthetic viewpoint that will be demonstrated through the AP Portfolio.
Only the most dedicated Photography students find themselves here! We explore your artistic vision and personal aesthetic in the development of not only a portfolio but a unique world view in your images.
Photography III: Personal Directions in Photography - AP [AP Studio Art: 2-D Design] Grade 12 1 credit Prerequisite: Photography II or Photography II - AP
In this course each student will develop a thematic body of work that can be used for the Advanced Placement portfolio, college admissions, scholarships, and student exhibitions. As students move from the second to the third level in photo studio, the content sharpens its focus upon self-assessment and evaluation. Students continue working in a sketchbook/journal to refine personal imagery based on the study of master artists. It is recommended that students in this course take the AP Exam when it is offered in May.