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A025 CP Photography I
PhotographyIntroduction to Photography is designed to make a seamless entry into the basics of digital and analog photography. This beginning level course emphasizes the interdependence of the latest analog and digital techniques. It encompasses digital capture, film and digital processing, and printing using digital technology and enlargers to make photographic prints. Students will learn to operate digital and film SLR cameras, and how to edit in Camera Raw and Photoshop, develop film, and produce fine art prints in both the wet and dry labs. Students will be introduced to the foundations of design concepts including line, shape, color, composition, value, and form. Students will write research papers on the contemporary and historical masters of photography as well as create an artist statement. Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12; Length; One Semester; Credits: 10

A040 CP Photography 2
Intermediate Photography requires that students have an introductory knowledge of both digital and analog photographic capture taught in Photography 1. Students will learn to edit their creative images in Photoshop using layers, and scan their black and white film. Students will develop an understanding of the aesthetics of photography and art criticism through class critiques and digital media. Students will assess their own and other photographers’ images using contemporary photographic vocabulary and critical thinking skills. Students will formulate their own digital and analog projects with the emphasis on the importance of image making and visual literacy in the 21st century. Students will write research papers on the contemporary and historical masters of photography as well as create an artist statement. Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12; Length; One Semester; Credits: 10; Prerequisites: Photo 1 or equivalent

photography2.pngA964 HN Photography 3
Advanced Photography is a course emphasizing creative, technical, and aesthetic control in the digital and analog labs to achieve high quality, expressive images. This course will provide an in-depth exploration of the inter-dynamics of computer based and historical black and white creative processes. Students will use these as the tools to create meaningful bodies of work and encourage more mastery in image making. Students will go to galleries and exhibitions and interview professional photographers working in the medium in order to build the necessary foundation for Portfolio Photography. Students will write research papers on the contemporary and historical masters of photography as well as create an artist statement. Grades: 10, 11, 12; Length; One Semester; Credits: 10; Prerequisite: Photo 2

Photo ExhibitA968 PF Portfolio Photography
Portfolio Photography emphasizes independent projects using advanced digital and analog processes. Students will use various creative techniques in the digital and analog darkrooms in order to produce exhibition quality prints, panoramic digital files, and archival fiber prints in the wet lab. Students will envision and create a body of work that is cohesive, compelling, and creative. Students will create original portfolios that can be used as a personal record and can be presented for admission to college and professional photography programs. Students will investigate avenues of publishing and exhibiting their work through the many venues available today including the internet, publishing books, galleries and museums. Students are required to work independently and to write their own proposals and follow through on well-conceived personal projects with rigor and commitment. Students will write research papers on contemporary and historical masters of photography and give presentations on their work as well as create an artist statement. Grades: 10, 11, 12; Length; One Semester; Credits: 10; Prerequisite: Photo 3