Middle School Photography Syllabus
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
Photographs play an important role in our world today. We photograph to preserve memories, document events, and create artistic works. This course introduces students to the basics of photography, including camera functions and photo composition. Students will learn what it takes to create a good photograph and how to improve photographs of animals, people, and vacations. They will also begin working with their photographs using photo-editing software. Through a variety of assigned projects, students will engage their creativity by photographing a range of subjects and learning to see the world through the lens of their cameras.
This is a 1 semester course consisting of 10units.
- Introduction to Photography
- Meeting Your Camera
- Choosing a Subject
- Elements of Composition
- Backgrounds & Foregrounds
- Managing & Editing Your Photos
- Vacation Photos
- The Wild Side
- Photographing People
- Photographer Etiquette & Display
Required Course Materials
Please access the list ofcourse materials from the OC Online book ordering systemand order your materials as soon as possible. Oftentimes, course materials are on back order and you may experience a delay in receiving them, causing students to fall behind in their online coursework. When ordering used or rented materials, be careful that online access codes are also current.
Methods of Evaluation
Students will demonstrate mastery through the following formative and summative assessments:
- 40% Assignments
- 10% Participation (Discussion Posts, Synchronous Sessions)
- 10% Quizzes
- 25% Final Exam
- 15% Midterm
Additional Course Information
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