Photographs play an important role in our world today. We photograph to preserve memories, document events, and create artistic works. This course introduces students to the basics of photography, including camera functions and photo composition. Students will learn what it takes to create a good photograph and how to improve photographs of animals, people, and vacations. They will also begin working with their photographs using photo-editing software. Through a variety of assigned projects, students will engage their creativity by photographing a range of subjects and learning to see the world through the lens of their cameras.

Course Details

Required course materials: digital camera, camera materials (such as usb, memory card, and batteries), lighting tools, computer, editing software, PowerPoint.
Know how to use presentation software and word processing software. Know how to use a computer, search the internet. Familiarity with taking photos and uploading them as digital files.
Course Outline
Introduction to Photography
Meeting Your Camera
Choosing a Subject
Elements of Composition
Backgrounds and Foregrounds
Managing and Editing Your Photos
Vacation Photos
The Wild Side
Photographing People
Photographer Etiquette and Display