Photography

WELCOME TO PHS PHOTO!

Photo 1 offers hands-on experience in digital photography, as well an introduction to the darkroom. Instruction includes digital camera function, exposure control, technical and creative control, computer manipulation of images, pinhole cameras, and photograms. The format of the class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time (photo projects with digital cameras and mobile phones), and a final portfolio.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • operate a DSLR camera.
  • demonstrate basic exposure techniques (ISO, shutter speed, and aperture).
  • recognize and use appropriate compositional techniques.
  • produce a digital portfolio.
  • perform basic image manipulation in Photoshop and/or PIXLR.
  • describe basic photography techniques.
Photo 2 and 3 are designed to expand on the technical and creative concepts acquired in Photo 1, and to add a focus in traditional black and white photography. Students will work with DSLR and film cameras. Instruction includes 35mm camera function, exposure control, film processing, enlarging prints, low light photography, print finishing, and advanced digital camera functions, exposure control, computer manipulation of images, digital output and print options. The class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, and a final portfolio.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • use advanced functions of a digital camera and operate a manual 35mm camera and lens.
  • expose black and white film shot under a variety of light sources.
  • use accessory equipment for a 35mm camera including flash unit, tripod, and filters.
  • adjust for correct white balance in difficult lighting conditions.
  • identify all menu options in a DSLR.
  • use levels and curves to adjust image contrast and density.
  • use multiple layer techniques.
  • process black and white film
  • operate an enlarger
  • produce test strips and contact sheets
  • produce a final portfolio.
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Jason Long,
Aug 12, 2019, 2:21 PM
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Jason Long,
Aug 12, 2019, 2:22 PM
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