Course Map for

Photography I

Month Content Skills Assessment
August-

September

*4 motifs: still-life

*elements and principles

*steps to taking great photos

*creativity

*camera/exposure

*f-stop and aperture

*light

*taking pictures of inanimate objects

*define and categorize all into one of the 4 motifs

*visualization

*thumbnails

*chapter questions

*camera parts and functions

*control exposure

*control existing light

*magazine picture assign. And discussion on 4 motifs

*worksheet on elements and principles

*thumbnails

*camera drawing

*quiz: camera parts

*exposure worksheet

*taking photo's

October *4 motifs: portrait

*elements and principles

*printing procedures

*photo chemicals

*dark room equipment

*safety in the dark room

*composition

*critiquing

*taking pictures of people, and animals

*chapter questions on printing

*contact sheet

*5 X 7 print

*critiquing contact sheet and print

*chapter questions on developing

*elements and principles worksheet

*quiz on chapter questions

*quiz on printing procedure

*quiz on developing

*developing

*negatives

*contact sheet

*print

*written critique

November *4 motifs: landscape

*top ten techniques

*composition

*burning/dodging/cropping

*mounting procedure

*retouching

*critiquing

*taking pictures of outdoor scenery

*evaluate the composition of photo's and other works of art

*burning/dodging/cropping

*dry mount process

*retouching dust spots

*discussion on composition

*negatives

*contact sheet

*prints

*presentation of prints

*evaluation of retouched area

*written critique

December *4 motifs: landscape

*composition

*night photography

*b-stop

*timers/cable release

*viewpoint

*camera angle

*using images to convey message

*critiquing

*taking pictures of outdoor scenery, and self-portrait

*evaluate the composition of photo's and other works of art

*using a tripod

*taking photo's in low light

*using the bulb setting

*setting the camera to trigger the shutter on its own

*taking photo's with impact

*intensifying energy of image

*discussion

*demonstration

*negatives

*contact sheet

*prints

*presentation of prints

*written critique

*verbal critique

January *4 motifs: design

*imitation of style

*adaption of techniques of techniques and processes

*increasing # of photo's per roll

*presentation of best work

*composition

*portfolios

*self expression

*critiquing

*taking pictures focusing on an element or principle

*intensifying image

*different point of view

*review all techniques taught

*final roll of film, student must make majority of prints

*8 X 10 prints

*professional presentation

*allowing individual style

*discussion

*negatives

*contact sheet

*print

*written critique

*verbal critique

*final portfolio

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May-June