Photography 2: Building on the skills achieved in Photo 1, Photo 2 will give students a fresh look at composition and how they can create stronger images. Digital photography will be introduced connecting back to the similarities of methods and techniques of film photography.
PHOTOGRAPHY 2 is a half year-1/2 credit Elective. Prerequisite is Photography 1. Photography 2 expands upon the methods and experiences of Photography 1, giving students both opportunity to improve on technical skills and their expressive abilities - translating their ideas from other areas of their lives into the medium of photography. Students will learn about the photography of historic photographers and begin to talk critically about their work. The basics of digital photography will also be introduced in this course. Other areas of study include portraiture, natural and artificial lighting, landscapes, and the career opportunities in the field of Photography. Supplies are provided. Students must have their own 35mm film camera (a 35mm camera which permits manual adjustment of shutter speeds and apertures would be ideal). Students must achieve a final grade of 75 to proceed to Photography 3.