UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “F” VAPA credit
An introductory course exploring the functions of the DSLR camera, the exposure triangle, and use of modes and settings will be addressed. A strong emphasis will be placed on a variety of picture taking techniques and effective compositions, through a variety of assigned photography projects. Students will learn applicable Elements and Principles of Art and address the California Art Standards as they apply to Photography. Technology will be incorporated daily. Students will learn to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate and enhance digital photographs. Students will be exposed to the history of photography, influential photographers, as well as photography used in fine art, journalism, and current events. All classes are multi-grade. Time management is an important aspect of student success. Classes are project driven with regular deadlines. Strong academic skills are a plus.