Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This is an in-depth study of digital photography and current technologies. Students study camera selection and manipulation of setting. Students explore the history of photography, learning about its scientific and technological developments, important innovators in the field, and relevance within diverse cultural contexts. Students write and speak about aesthetic, technical, and expressive aspects of design. They learn about qualities in a photograph, learning to critique their own and others' work. Students work with a greater level of autonomy and are expected to pursue their own interests and develop an individual voice. Students explore the significance of photography and learn about the critical and varied application it has to the modern working world.