Course Map for

Photography I

State Core:  VA 1170
www.usoe.k12.ut.us/Curr/FineArt/Core_Curriculum/Visual_art/Visual_Sec.htm

 
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 

February      
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April      
May-June