Photo 2 Syllabus

Advanced Photography Syllabus

Course Description:

This smartphone photography class is about the art of capturing, processing, and publishing pictures using the smartphone. The class has three parts:

  1. Learning to see and create pictures: We will cover composition, light and color, learning to use those visual elements as parts of a story
  2. Processing and editing pictures with apps: We will work in specific apps as we go for capturing, editing, processing and publishing. These apps will help students to fine tune their vision for their picture stories and help in exploring and developing style.
  3. Sharing pictures through social media: We will use Edublogs, Instagram and Facebook as a means to publishing photography, covering how to brand and market your work through social media and hashtags. Students will think through how they want to portray themselves as artists and create their own social media accounts to reflect that image. At the end of the course, each student will have a portfolio published with Adobe Spark, and social media accounts that share inspiring imagery and reflect who they are as artists.

Class Structure:

Each 80-minute class is broken into thirds:

  • Looking at the work of accomplished photographers
  • Learning via a prepared lecture and discussion
  • Making, processing, enhancing and sharing photographs
  • We will meet 4 days of the week. 2 of those days will be an assignment per day format. The other two days you will be work on special projects and developing your portfolio in the photography field which interests you the most. (If you like landscapes, develop your landscape portfolio and gallery page on your website.)
  • You will meet with instructor in support room once a week to check in on your progress.
  • You will maintain your website daily, and post at least 2 new photos every week, not including the daily assignments.
  • Wednesday’s will be a support day. Please reach out to me or a fellow classmate if you need support in any way. We are a community of learners and we want to build each other up and enjoy the photography work by our fellow peers.

* The class will be infused with social media marketing, business practices, and how to earn income as a photographer.

Class Assignments:

  • Students will have an assignment per day on Monday and Tuesday. You will work on long term projects, developing your portfolio, update your websites and maintain your social media on Thursday and Friday. You will post your daily assignments on Teams, while simultaneously maintaining your edublogs websites while making new pages on your site for long term projects.
  • Each week students will research online to find 2 photographers that inspire. You will share the photographers that inspire you with the rest of the class, by posting their website link in the photographer channel, with a short explanation why the photographer inspires you.
  • Each week students are required to comment on 3 photos on the class blog in a meaningful manner.
  • Students will make an Instagram account for their photography brand, and post at least 3 photos to your IG wall each week.

Course Objectives/Goals:

Students taking this course will:

  • Engage in the process of photography as a means of expression, developing an appreciation of photography by doing it.
  • Develop visual literacy through recognizing the components of a picture – light, composition, color, moment, gesture, and mood.
  • Learn how to view and talk about images.
  • Understand publishing to social media and develop a social media identity.
  • Understand the difference between genres of photography such as fine art, photojournalism, and editorial photography and be able to discuss the characteristics of each genre, knowing appropriate rules of editing and processing for each.
  • Become responsible image-makers as young citizens of the web, understanding the responsibility of the image-maker.
  • Learn the use of applications (apps) through creative exploration. Learn how to prepare the image for publication (editing, toning, retouching.)
  • Develop a style and story. Developing a narrative by helping students figure out what they want to say by looking at the environment around them.
  • Engage with the developing photographic and social media environment to maintain a meaningful connection with other social media savvy students.

Instructor teaching this course will:

  • Build a familiar space where students feel included and a part of a community that they helped create.
  • Use smartphone photography to encourage creative empowerment and nurture students’ working with a low monetary and technical threshold.
  • Help students edit their work and develop the ability to see.
  • Help students produce a final edited and sequence portfolio, challenging them to think through their public identity online.
  • Pay attention to the class structure, to inform the student ahead of time how each class will unfold and to have every minute planned out before classes start.
  • Recognize that each class will have it’s own personality and be willing to be flexible in changing a class up to meet the needs of the students during the class time, while recognizing that some of the best learning opportunities come up spontaneously.
  • Do tutorials on any new or unfamiliar apps or editing methods before introducing them to the class.
  • Do the assignments themselves before giving them to the students.

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Make pictures that show an understanding of the elements of composition, light, moment, gesture, and color.
  • Articulate the components of an image and give a critique of imagery using a visual vocabulary.
  • Have a strong social media presence with accounts set up for their photography on Instagram, and Facebook.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of photo editing through applications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different types of photography and image processing appropriate to each medium.
  • Demonstrate thoughtfulness and independent thinking through articulately commenting on the images of their peers through social media.
  • Publish thoughtful and responsible social media accounts that build a strong identity for each student as an artist.

Apps for this course:

Lightroom Mobil, Snapseed, Instagram, Diptic, Touch Retouch, Pixlr

Student Outcomes and Evaluation:

  1. Does the student understand composition, light and color as seen through his/her portfolio?
  2. Is the student articulate in the way he/she speaks and comments on images?
  3. Does the student understand the difference between editorial and fine art photography?
  4. Has the student explored different apps presented and put together a personalized toolkit of apps he/she prefers to use for image making?
  5. Has the student developed a portfolio that showcases an understanding of objectives and concepts taught in the workshop?
  6. Has the student developed a thoughtful online identity and created social media accounts that are beginning to attract a following?
  7. Has the student developed a strong story and style?

Student Assessment

Daily assignments turned in on Teams

Edublogs website development and design and layout

Long Term Projects on gallery pages on website

Maintenance on social media platforms for brand identity

Weekly photographer post to photographer channel

Participation and work effort

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Advanced Photography 2021

  • This class will be a remote learning experience for us all. The workload will require you to have a cellphone or a digital SLR camera. We will be using Photopea to replace Photoshop, and other apps like Lightroom Mobil, Snapseed, and any other apps you like.
  • You will be maintaining your website and building your online, social media presence. Adding an Instagram account for your photography is not required, but highly recommended.
  • You will continue to build your portfolio of work.
  • Long term projects will include a photo series, story or essay about a topic of your choice.
  • Interaction and communication between classmates and teacher is essential to build a community of artists who share this space and time. Cameras on would be so amazing. I cannot force you to put cameras on, but I think it would help maintain social skills for us all. Regardless,I will have my camera on.
  • We will meet 4 days of the week. 2 of those days will be an assignment per day format. The other two days you will be work on the photography field which interests you the most. (If you like landscapes, develop your landscape portfolio and gallery page on your website.)
  • You will meet with instructor in support room once a week to check in on your progress.
  • You will maintain your website on a daily basis, and post at least 2 new photos every week, not including the daily assignments.
  • Wednesday’s will be a support day. Please reach out to me or a fellow classmate if you need support in any way. We are a community of learners and we want to build each other up, and enjoy the photography work by our fellow peers.
  • The business of photography will be discussed and ways to include photography into your future career.


Advanced Digital Photography 2019-2020

Jurupa Hills High School

Rebecca Cauchon

http://cauchonphotoclass.edublogs.org/

caucrg@fusd.net

(909) 357-6300 ext 16336

Course Description:

This is an advanced course in digital photography, where students will explore technical, artistic, and commercial aspects of photography. Both remote learning and in class instruction will be used, and students will use cell phone photography while remote, and digital SLR cameras, flashes, and strobes when in the classroom. The course will be adapted for students while remotely learning the concepts and techniques involved in professional photography. While remote learning, applications such as Snapseed, Photopea, and Adobe Lightroom Mobile will be used for editing, as well as other applications for image editing and manipulation. When in the classroom, students will have an Adobe account, and be able to access Photoshop, Lightroom, Spark and Premiere. Students will create their own website for their photography and be encouraged to promote and market their work through social media. Real world commercial photography will be explored through virtual field trips and guest speakers, and projects will be career-based. Hands on experience will be both independent and team based.

***While we are learning remotely students will be using cellphones to photograph their projects and the camera apps to do their image editing. Students will post their assignments on their blogsites.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will:

-Refine and improve basic techniques of image exposure,

-Proficiency with and command of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Spark, and Premiere

-Master image compositing and manipulation

-Understand how and when to use flash and studio lighting techniques to control and manipulate artificial light

-Apply vocabulary and techniques of selected alternative processes

-Identify, describe and analyze photographers, styles and genres

-Understand the relationships between multiple images and sequencing of images

-Develop knowledge of various forms of image presentation and understand the impact presentation can have on the meaning of images

-Organize selected images into a final artistic creation in conjunction with a reflective critique process in which the student is able to synthesize his/her conceptual idea, decision-making and final output.

-Create a cohesive body of exhibition quality work that collectively explores an idea or concept and be able to explain the significance of subject, form, presentation and meaning of student’s own work and the work of others.

-Have a competent website displaying their creative work and their brand

-Engage in techniques through social media to market their brand

Sample Assignments

Website Production and Maintenance

Strong Composition

Photo Series, Diptychs and Triptychs

Mirror Image and Reflections

External Flash Techniques

Portraiture: On Location and In Studio

Location Lighting

Logo Production

Posters and Graphic Design

Beauty Retouching

Advertising Photography

Self Portrait Exploration

Day in the Life of Me Photo Essay

Advanced Light Painting

Social Justice Spark Page

Photo Screenprinting

Nature/Landscape

Art and Photography

Collage for a cause

Photography Careers

Social Media Marketing and Branding

What I am looking for:

Time and effort put into your projects

Interesting and creative ideas

Good technical quality

Participation and active engagement with the material discussed in class

Participation in critiques

Grading

Projects & Assignments/50%

Portfolios/20%

Presentations/10%

Exams, Midterm and Finals/10%

Citizenship and Participation/10%

Students may, at any time, return to a previous lesson to add further enhancements and receive a better grade on any lesson/project with the exception of the final.

Norms for Photo Class:

*Cameras ON during class meetings

*Microphones OFF (unless you are speaking)

*Backgrounds blurred

*Dedicate the class time to your photography

*Be respectful online

*Think about your digital footprint and how it follows you

*Never, and I repeat NEVER steal anyone else’s work,and never plagiarize.

*Work hard for your grade.

*Do your photography and writing assignments and hand them in ON TIME

*Participate in class discussions

*Take care of yourself

*Eat healthy. Exercise. Get outside every day

2020-2021 Schedule