Advanced Photography Grades 9-12

Performing and Creating
1-41-3a. Produce a portfolio of well-composed, technically competent, and creatively expressive images, in either black and white or color digital prints.Collaborate with others when developing and creating a portfolio
1-41,2b. Explore and apply a variety of materials and techniques in order to maximize the potential of the student and the medium.Explore higher education and institutional and scholarship opportunities
1-71,2c. Demonstrate collaboration, work ethic, and time management skills in creating a portfolio sufficient for use as a pre-employment tool or portfolio for admittance to an educational institution aimed at a photography career.Interview, shadow, and/or complete an internship with a professional photographer to provide opportunities for discussion, guidance, and insight to related fields
1-41-61-8d. Demonstrate the ability to express ideas through photography, discussion, and writing.Produce works for a portfolio. Explore opportunities to exhibit work
History and Culture
1-3,4,61-81,2,41-6a. Research and study different applications of photography throughout the world.Identify a variety of photographic techniques and themes and their relevance in our society
1-71-81,2,41-6b. Research photography and its potential for artistic expression as impacted by individual environment.Compare and contrast student’s photography with important historical photographs
1,21-81-4,61-8c. Understand the role and limitations of photography.Identify universal themes throughout various historical periods, and the influences on the creation of different forms and methods of photography

*Prerequisite: Credit with Grade C or higher in Intermediate Photography or instructor’s permission

Evaluation and Analysis
1-41,21-8a. Know and understand the criteria used to assess a quality photograph, including darkroom, software, and camera handling techniques.Use description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment to critique photographs
1,21-51-8b. Evaluate and critique historical and contemporary forms of photography as well as the works of the student and his/her peers.Use written and oral methods to respond to photographs
1,21-6,8,91-81-8c. Demonstrate sensitivity to both traditional and self-expressive applications of photography.
Aesthetic Perception
1-7a. Be able to discuss and defend personal positions on photography as an art form.Discuss the impact of photography and its applications to marketing, communication, and artistic expression
21-7b. Demonstrate the capacity to enter into and maintain a knowledgeable discussion and sharing of opinions.Write a personal definition of photography and beauty. Find and share examples that support that definition
1-6,83-5c. Consider that, as an art form, diverse cultures view photography with different opinions.Make a judgement about the success of a photograph
46,7d. Recognize the scope and the diversity of photographic applications to our lives, our culture, and our society.Share feelings of the significance of photography and how it is a part of life
Discuss issues related to aesthetics, photographers, values in photography, and other related topics.


  • Concept assimilation and demonstration
  • Creativity
  • Participation in class
  • Rubric
  • Safety habits
  • Skill growth and manipulatives
  • Time on task
  • Working to assignments parameter

*Prerequisite: Credit with Grade C or higher in Intermediate Photography or instructor’s permission

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