Open to: Juniors & Seniors
Dual Credit: No
This course provides students with experiences related to the photography field including conventional and digital cameras. Planned experiences give students a clear and concise introduction in the following areas: safety and proper housekeeping of the photo studio, photography of visual and communicative discipline, constructing a usable cardboard camera and develop printing, learning basic terms, understanding how film /paperwork, proper exposure, working in the darkroom and knowing all necessary darkroom activities, safe use of photo chemicals, using dyes, and mounting and matting a completed photographic image. In addition, students are introduced to photographic terms, using light meters to measure natural and artificial lighting, using various lighting sources, manipulating basic backgrounds with different light sources, conducting shop operations, performing camera work, processing film and performing darkroom work on black and white and color film, printing photographic images, purchasing equipment and supplies, and the selection and use of cameras, film, lenses, accessories, tripods and filters.
Prerequisite: Photography I
Open to: Seniors with completion of Photography I
Dual Credit: No
This course provides learning experiences related to the tools, materials, processes and practices utilized in the photography industry including conventional and digital cameras. Instruction includes arranging photography sessions, selecting and using cameras, film, lenses, and accessories, calculating and setting shutter speed, preparing darkroom equipment, mixing chemicals, processing film both black and white and color, printing photographic images such as enlargements, sandwich negatives, and copying slides. In addition, Commercial Photography II provides students with a better understanding of photographic images and their application in design. Students shoot photographs specifically for design layouts and in the process develop a better visual language, enhancing photo selection and editing skills. Students learn to visualize not only the look of the design, but also the structure and form of the photographs they shoot.