Photography I



No prerequisite required; this is a prerequiste for Photography II


Grades 10, 11, 12


Term course: 1/2 credit


Fee: $50


What can you show us? Photography has the power to inspire, educate, heal, document, explore, and enlighten. Through the lens of a camera, we are able to create something that expresses a little bit of ourselves. In this course, you will learn how to capture and control light using the camera and how to produce a quality print with a photographic enlarger, darkroom techniques and proper use of photographic chemi­cals. You will learn the importance of composition and point of view when capturing an image and be able to explore your own artistic “voice” through various projects. In order to learn about exposure, depth of field, and film, students will need to bring an adjustable 35mm single lens reflex camera. Older manual cameras like the Pentax K1000, the Minolta SRT101, or the Vivitar 3800 are great starter cameras. Automatic cameras are ok if they have a manual mode and adjustable features. In addition to traditional film photography, you will learn the basics of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop so you will also need access to a basic point and shoot digital camera.  (Valees I131)