Digital Photography
Course Map

February 22, 2005

Month

Content

Learning Activity

Assessment

August-September

-Familiarizing the class to our Digital Photography goals and objectives

-Getting around the Macintosh

-Camera features

-Camera and computer connection and terms

-Taking photographs and the “Rule of Thirds”

-Group posters and presentations on the class goals and objectives

-Scavenger Hunt

-Examples of “Rule of Thirds” and class discussion

-Participation in class discussions

-Art critique

-“Scavenger Hunt,” work sheet, 15 pts.

-Turn in 10 focused photos that uses the “Rule       of thirds,” and saved in the classroom folder,

10 pts.

 

October

-Learning  the computer program Photoshop and digital manipulation skills

-Art Elements

-Perceiving Art, examining artists Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher digital artwork.

-Tutorials 3 and 4

-“Four Photos.” A Photoshop exploratory activity that shows the students digital manipulation skills

-Students will have created a Mr. Potato Head, inspired by Aziz and Cucher, using their own photographs and tools within Photoshop.

-Completion of Photoshop tutorials 3 and 4,

 25 pts. each

-Printed Art project, “You Are Collaged,”

 60 pts.

-Class critique

-Teacher/ Student evaluation rubrics

 

 

November

-Photographing people

-Photo-type relationship

-Scanner and scanning

-Short Readings from the class text book explaining the different ways to photograph people

-Exploring with type and it’s personality

-Class demonstration

-Tutorial 5 and 6

-“Exploring with Type” work sheet, 25 pts.

-Printed Art project, “Portrait, Text and   Mood,” 60 pts.

-Class critique

-Teacher/ Student evaluation rubrics

-Scanned object, 15 pts.

December

-Nature Photography  

-Action Photography and vocabulary terms: Panning

 

-Photoshop Tutorial 7 and 8

-Nature Center field trip. Demonstration by teacher on how to photograph for a panorama. Then students will participate in photographing at the Nature Center

-Outside activity that involves photographing different types of action.

-Stitching four photographs together to create a “Panorama,” 60 pts.

-Participation in outside class activity

-Four photographs of Murray High School sports actions shots, 25 pts.

 

January

-Vocabulary term: Conceptual

-Commercial Photography verses Conceptual Photography

-Art Careers

-Art Portfolio

-National Geographic Art Careers Video

-Guest Speaker

-Learn of the Conceptual Artist, Duane Michals and interpret his work

-Compile art projects and complete a self evaluation on overall class goals and objectives and improvements.

-Magazine Ad. Worksheet, 20 pts.

-Duane Michals worksheet, 20 pts.

-Participation in class discussions

-Printed Commercial Photograph, 60 pts.

-Printed Conceptual Photograph, 60 pts.

-Teacher/ Student evaluation rubric

-Class critique

-Burned C.D. of all art projects for their final portfolio and written self evaluation, 50 pts.

January-

February

-Familiarizing the class to our Digital Photography goals and objectives

-Getting around the Macintosh

-Camera features

-Camera and computer connection and terms

-Taking photographs and the “Rule of Thirds”

-Group posters and presentations on the class goals and objectives

-Scavenger Hunt

-Examples of “Rule of Thirds” and class discussion

-Participation in class discussions

-Art critique

-“Scavenger Hunt,” work sheet, 15 pts.

-Turn in 10 focused photos that uses the “Rule       of thirds,” and saved in the classroom folder,

10 pts.

March

-Learning  the computer program Photoshop and digital manipulation skills

-Art Elements

-Perceiving Art, examining artists Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher digital artwork.

-Tutorials 3 and 4

-“Four Photos.” A Photoshop exploratory activity that shows the students digital manipulation skills

-Students will have created a Mr. Potato Head, inspired by Aziz and Cucher, using their own photographs and tools within Photoshop.

-Completion of Photoshop tutorials 3 and 4,

 25 pts. each

-Printed Art project, “You Are Collaged,”

 60 pts.

-Class critique

-Teacher/ Student evaluation rubrics

 

April

-Photographing people

-Photo-type relationship

-Scanner and scanning

-Short Readings from the class text book explaining the different ways to photograph people

-Exploring with type and it’s personality

-Class demonstration

-Tutorial 5 and 6

-“Exploring with Type” work sheet, 25 pts.

-Printed Art project, “Portrait, Text and   Mood,” 60 pts.

-Class critique

-Teacher/ Student evaluation rubrics

-Scanned object, 15 pts.

May-June

-Nature Photography  

-Action Photography and vocabulary terms: Panning

-Vocabulary term: Conceptual

-Commercial Photography verses Conceptual Photography

-Art Careers

-Art Portfolio

-Photoshop Tutorial 7 and 8

-Nature Center field trip. Demonstration by teacher on how to photograph for a panorama. Then students will participate in photographing at the Nature Center

-Outside activity that involves photographing different types of action.

-National Geographic Art Careers Video

-Guest Speaker

-Learn of the Conceptual Artist, Duane Michals and interpret his work

-Compile art projects and complete a self evaluation on overall class goals and objectives and improvements.

-Stitching four photographs together to create a “Panorama,” 60 pts.

-Participation in outside class activity

-Four photographs of Murray High School sports actions shots, 25 pts.

-Magazine Ad. worksheet, 20 pts.

-Duane Michals worksheet, 20 pts.

-Participation in class discussions

-Printed Commercial Photograph, 60 pts.

-Printed Conceptual Photograph, 60 pts.

-Teacher/ Student evaluation rubric

-Class critique

-Burned C.D. of all art projects for their final portfolio and written self evaluation, 50 pts.