Photo 1 uses manual 35mm SLR cameras & digital manipulation as an introduction to learning the basic essentials of photography. Students establish independent skills by taking, processing and developing their own film & photographs. Problem solving & creativity are utilized as the student will learn to see the world through a photographic eye. Photo 1 will cover both the written and visual history of photography while incorporating artist presentations, a review of the elements and principles of design and focus on composition. Students are responsible for multi-tasking and meeting deadlines throughout the semester. Students will experience working within the Mac atmosphere with digital photography and Creative Suite introduction. All materials are provided in a supply pack that will be available the first week of class.
Key Course Learning Experiences
Experimenting and manipulating photos in a digital environment.
Developing a clear understanding of camera settings and their purposes.
Processing both film and paper in the darkroom space.
Speaking and writing about other working artists in a presentation setting.
Digital Summative portfolio: Upload photos and write about your progress each week. By the end of the semester show your growth and accomplishments.
Display works and writing for the final art show at the end of the semester.
Essential Learning Goals
ART POWER STANDARDS: GHS
Students will use Art Power Standards to graft G21 IMPACTS with Content Area skills and dispositions.
NOTICE : I can see like an artist to improve my ability to interpret the world.
Analyze and respond to observations.
Improve ability to interpret the world.
Respect and articulate the perspectives of self and others
PLAN: I can learn to apply new strategies to develop my work for success.
Use idea generation strategies to go beyond clichè
Make a plan for learning by asking questions
Reflect on what I need to practice and develop for improvement
Thoughtfully respond to self, peer, and teacher feedback.
EXPERIMENT: I can discover and combine options to create my own work.
CONNECT: I can understand and be understood as I communicate with the world.
GROW: I can intentionally apply skills and techniques to improve the quality of my work.
Participate in demonstrations, tutorials, and study master artists to develop my own skills.
Present and write in order to show my thinking process and improvement.
Strive toward care and best use of art media and meaningful concepts for quality craftsmanship.