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					                                          Digital Photography
Digital Photography introduces photography and technology skills. The purpose of this course is to enable
students to develop skills of photography through a digital medium. Students learn the basic functions of a
digital camera, scanner, digital image manipulation, and photography composition.

Content Strands: Career Development–C, Communication–CO, Information Technology–IT,

Competencies and Suggested Objectives:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the care and basic operation of select technological equipment. (Information
   Technology (IT))
   a. Apply techniques for use and care of digital camera equipment.
   b. Apply techniques for use and care of computer equipment.
2. Identify and demonstrate rules of photo composition (IT)
   a. Define and discuss photo-composition.
   b. Apply rules of composition in photo projects/assignments.
3. Identify and demonstrate lighting rules. (IT)
   a. Discuss the importance of lighting in digital photography.
   b. Apply lighting rules to photo projects/assignments.
4. Identify and demonstrate4 knowledge of advanced digital camera features and settings (IT)
   a. Apply knowledge in customizing digital camera settings and features.
   b. Identify accessories that improve the features/functionality of the digital camera.
5. Identify techniques for managing digital camera content and manipulating imported photos (IT)
   a. Identify software for managing digital camera content.
   b. Discuss photo-editing software and apply its features.
6. Identify features to consider when purchasing a digital camera (IT)
   a. Discuss current industry standards for digital cameras.
   b. Evaluate specific digital camera models.
7. Identify educational and career options in digital photography. (C, IT)
   a. Research photography post-secondary programs.
   b. Research career options in digital photography.

Day One: August 8 and 9
EQ: Why do we take photos?
       Computer login
       Intro to photo composition
       Use Internet to find a definition of and rules for photo composition
Exit: Share your findings with the class.

Day Two: August 10 and 11
EQ: What is photo composition and what are the rules?
       Discussion of and report on photo composition
       Photoshop activity
Exit: Share one new enhancement that you have found in Photoshop.

Day Three: August 12 and 15
EQ: What is Photoshop?
       Introduce Photoshop and complete intro activity
Exit: Name one feature of Photoshop that you have learned/explored today.
Day Four: August 16 and 19
EQ: Why are the rules of photo composition important?
       Completion of project 1 worksheet and taking pictures of examples of photo composition
Exit: Share pictures taken with class

Day Five: August 20 and 21
EQ: What is the Color Blending option good for?
       Begin preparation of photo composition example booklet
Exit: How could you use the color blending option in your photo composition booklet?

Day Six: August 22 and 23
Bellringer: Based on personal experience and thoughts only, write a 150-word paragraph answering the
       essential question for today and save It in your H:drive as Use & Care.
EQ: What is the proper use and care of digital camera equipment?
       Discussion of proper use and care of digital camera equipment
EQ: How does lighting affect digital photography?
       Discussion of proper lighting, notes/review sheet
       Explanation and discussion of preparation of Photo Composition Example booklet
       Distribute rubric and begin preparation of project
 Exit: Note of something new you learned today

Day Seven: August 26 and 27
Bellringer: List and describe from memory the 6 rules of composition. Save on H:drive as Rules
EQ: What are the general lighting rules in photography?
        Review of discussion about lighting from Day Six
EQ: Why should photographers know all they can about the use and care of digital camera equipment?
        Class discussion to answer EQ based on knowledge of care and lighting.
        Completion of Photo Composition booklet. Save final copy in H:drive as PhotoComp.
Homework: Using nature as your subject and keeping the rules of photo composition in mind, take 10 pictures
to be used in editing exercises in the classroom.
Exit: Choose one picture from the examples folder that depicts one of the rules of lighting. Insert the picture
into a Word document and explain how it fits the chosen rule. Save it in your H:drive as LightingRule.

Day Eight: August 28 and 29
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: What software programs can be used and what ways can the editing features improve photos?
   Complete the Interface worksheet and activities in Photoshop
   Discuss photo composition and lighting project. Review rubric (due Sept 9 and Sept 10)
Exit: Name a new feature in Photoshop and how you it.

Day Nine: August 30 and 31
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: How can photography become art?
       Complete the activity on vector and bitmap images
Exit: Write an explanation of the difference between vector and bitmap images.

Day Ten: September 1 and 2
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: What is resolution?
       Complete activities on selecting and transforming
       Begin working on Chapter 1-4 Test
Exit: Save your nature pictures into the computer so that project can be completed.
Day Eleven: September 6 and 7
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
       Complete Chapter 1-4 Test
       Work on Photo Composition Project
Exit: Save all pictures into the computer so that project can be completed.

Day Twelve: September 8 and 9
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: What is resolution?
       Prepare final photo composition PowerPoint

Day Thirteen: September 12 and 13
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: What is grayscale?
       Read handout and complete color
       Assignment of nature project
       Explanation and discussion of rubric

Day Fourteen: September 14 and 15
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: What is resolution?
       Complete activities on color
       Begin working on Color Test
Exit: Save your nature pictures into the computer so that project can be completed.

Day Fifteen: September 16 and 19
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
       Create your own color wheel using Photoshop
       Refer to http://www.good-tutorials.com/tutorial/14492
Exit: Save your color wheel

Day Sixteen: September 20 and 21
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: What is image enlightenment?
       Begin Image Correction chapter
       Complete enhancement activities
       FINAL DAY: Complete and save nature project.
Exit: What is your favorite nature image and why?

Day Seventeen: September 22 and 23
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: What is image enlightenment?
       Complete Image Correction chapter
       Complete Chapter 6 Test
       Begin people project

Day Eighteen: September 26 and 27
Bellringer: ACT Question and ACT Word of the Day
EQ: How can one master pixel painting with Pencil and Brush tools?
       Begin Drawing and Painting chapter
       Complete enhancement activities

				
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