Digital Photography

  • Prerequisite Course(s): None
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Arts and Communication
  • Career Cluster Area: Arts and Communication
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: Content and Performance Standards are coded to Alaska Student Standards Booklet, February 2000, Alaska Dept. of Ed and Early Development
  • Eligibility for Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate(s)/State License? No
  • Tech Prep: No
  • Is this course brokered through another institution or agency? No
  • Course Description: This course introduces the student to the field of photography using a 35-millimeter camera. Employment opportunities, including photo journalist and photo artists are investigated. The student will learn photographic design that reflects personal interests as well as cultural, social, and historical values. The student will use the 35-millimeter camera to create prints that demonstrate their ability to compose quality prints and compositions. Additionally, students will learn exposure, lighting, and depth of field techniques.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. Camera functions, types, and components
    2. Elements of composition
    3. Film fundamentals
    4. Laboratory and safety practices
    5. Processing methods
    6. Careers in creative and performing arts
    7. Encourage Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) involvement
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Demonstrate proper camera handling techniques, photo downloading, file size modification, and digital manipulation of photographs.ONET.26TA 1-4, 6A6B4Tech / Prod Prin TechProject Based
2. Exhibit responsibilities of employment including exhibiting dependability, and meeting organizationally – defined expectations.V7006 FF.1-13A1 A2A1Mgmt Work Habits
3. Analyze and interpret composition and design methods.E.A.4A.A A.C A.DSCANS C7-InB1 C4Tech / Prod
4. Demonstrate the relationship between form and function.E.A.4A.A A.C A.DSCANS C7-InC4Tech / ProdProject Based
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between form, aesthetics, and context.V701 A.2E.A.4A.A A.C A.DSCANS C7-InC4Tech / ProdProject Based
6. Identify and analyze composition elements.V706 A.4E.A.4A.A A.C A.DSCANS C7-InTech / ProdProject Based
7. Identify composition defect causes and corrections.ONET 32A.A A.C A.DTech / ProdProject Based
8. Demonstrate appropriate audience skills to listen to another student’s / teacher’s opinion about a photograph and consider the individual’s reason behind that opinion.A1-2 B1-4, 6-8 C1-5 D1-7Tech / ProdIn Classroom
9. Recognize what makes a photograph a work of art.A1-2 B1-2, 3-5 C1-2SCANS C7-InC4Tech / Prod
10. Demonstrate correct lighting, contrast and cropping ratios of a digital photograph.W.4.2A4 TC1-2 LAC3 MA3Tech / ProdPhoto Composition
11. Demonstrate ability to use multimedia software to enhance and present a composition.VAS
A2Tech / ProdProject Based
12. Investigate careers in photojournalism, photo art areas.NCDG 2.06H 3.09HA.2, 5 B.1,2,5All

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