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Unit 1

​What to Expect:
Photo 11 is about using a camera to make art.  Through a large variety of assignments we explore different techniques to make photos more interesting and more artistic.  We also explore how to use photo editing software to enhance photos and create digital art.

  1. Camera Parts - Individual Assignment​Learn the important parts for shooting on your camera  by completing the Camera Parts Assignment. For those shooting on Canon, complete the Canon Parts Assignment. For those shooting on Nikon, complete the Nikon Parts Assignment. Try completing as much as you can without looking up each part. Then, take a look at the manual for your camera - Nikon Manual or Canon Manual​.

  2. Camera Safety and Procedural Presentation
    ​Camera safety is paramount to continuing to offer Photography at Riverside. In this presentation, you will learn the procedures for borrowing a school camera and how to use it safely. After this presentation, there is a Safety Procedures Test that you must attain at least 80% in order to borrow a camera. Any questions you get wrong, must be corrected in full answer and handed in. You can review the Procedural Presentation Notes​ prior to completing the quiz. Please Note: You must have handed in your signed Photography Contract prior to  borrowing any equipment.

3.  Elements & Principles of Art

The elements and principles of art guide a photographer in structuring and designing a photograph. In order to learn about design review the basic definitions of The Elements & Principles of Art.  Once you are familiar with the E and P terms, complete the E and P Crossword here. To hand it in, screen capture the finished crossword and then paste it in a Paint/Photoshop file. The Screen Capture tutorial willl help you with handing in this assignment.

4.  Tech Workshop

Learn the basics of setting up your camera before you do your first photo shoot. In the tech workshop, we will setup the camera and get comfortable with it's settings. You may view the Tech Workshop Notes here.

5.  Photoshop Workflow

Workflow refers to the order and steps you follow in a task. The Photoshop Workflow​ is a Demo of how to prepare your images for publishing and handing in.​ You can use the Photoshop Workflow Video Tutorial too.

6.  Yearbook Photo Shoot

As part of your final evaluation, you will go out and shoot an event, club or sport for this year's Yearbook. You need to submit 20 good quality images for full marks in your evaluation. You can choose to do this with a partner or on your own. If you choose to work with a partner, you must submit 20 pictures each (not combined).

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