HS MYP Classic & Digital Photography I & II are courses offered in grades 9 and 10. The units of the course that cover classic photography will include instruction on each aspect of the photographer’s skill: the parts and functions of the camera, composition, the processes of exposure and development, and the uses of photographic materials.
In the digital photography units, students will use digital cameras and computer software (Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC) to create original works of art. Assessment will be based on projects realized throughout the course. Strong emphasis will be placed on developing pre-visualization and compositional skills, which will enable students to produce innovative and expressive photographs.
Students will learn how to use the camera to avoid problems that cannot be fixed in Photoshop. Students' understanding and development will be reflected in their process journals. This class will provide a good foundation for students continuing on to IBDP Visual Arts.