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Unit 2

​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.  Tech Zone

​The Tech Zone Project introduces you to Aperture Control (A) and Shutter Speed (S) modes on your camera. You will use these two modes to develop creative photos and apply the Photoshop Workflow mentioned above.​

Typology is the collection of collections; it's studying the amazing spectrum of variation  based on a shared attribute. To get started, review the Typology Project Outline. For this Project, you will be using poster sizing. Use the Photoshop Workflow for Poster Tutorial to properly size your image. You may find the video tutorial Formatting For Posters helpful with this project.
The Historical Timeline
No one can call themselves a true photographer if they aren't familiar with those who came before them.  In the History of Photography Project, you will create a PowerPoint outlining the Top 20 Key Historical moments of photography.
Historical Photography
Time to demonstrate your knowledge of both photography and history. In the Historical Photo Recreation Project, you will try to recreate a famous photo. Read the project outline for details.


​What to Expect:
In this unit, Photo 12s will build on the portrait lessons learned in Photo 11. These projects involve advanced knowledge of portrait shots along with project specific expectations. Review your knowledge of portrait shooting prior to attempting any of these projects.


1. Fashion Photography

​Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories. Review the Fashion Photography Project Outline to get started. This project requires a Model Release Form for minors: Model Release Form for Minors under 13.

2. CopyCat

You have just been exposed to many inspiring photographers. You can learn a lot from imitating the masters. In the CopyCat Project Outline you will a photographer to copycat and replicate some of her/his photos.

3. HighLow

HighLow is all about value and contrast in photography.  In this project you will create High Key and Low Key photos for effect. Read the HighLow Project Outline to get started.

4. Film Photography (old school)

Want to learn how to shoot on film? How about processing your own print photos? This is the project where we learn it all! A fee of $20 will be charged for this project. Read the Film Photography project outline to get started. You will also need to read the Dark Room Basics document before you start processing your film.