Digital Photography

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1 - COMPOSITION

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 4

In this class we will learn the basics of photography and the difference between a photograph and a snapshot. Building a portfolio of images, we will explore the history of photography, camera functions and care along with the basics of composition. 

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Photographs are used all around us for communication. Cameras were designed after one of God's most intriguing designs - the human eye. Just as our eyes allow us to take in the world God created, photographs can capture what we see and freeze it so we can share it with others.

Prerequisites

None

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Adobe Photoshop CC

Purchased by Students

  • DSLR Camera or Compact Digital Camera
  • Must be able to set camera shutter speed and aperture

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

4-6 hours per weekly lesson

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2 - DIGITAL PROCESSING

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 4

What makes a great photograph?  In this class we will begin to explore the world of photo editing and the basics in image manipulation. Building upon concepts introduced in Digital Photography 1, we will learn about digital image acquisition and the use of tools and filters in Photoshop Elements.  Students will learn how to constructively critique photographs in order to improve their own photography skills.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Photographs are used all around us for communication. Cameras were designed after one of God's most intriguing designs - the human eye. Just as our eyes allow us to take in the world God created, photographs can capture what we see and freeze it so we can share it with others.

Prerequisites

Digital Photography 1

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Adobe Photoshop CC

Purchased by Students

  • DSLR Camera or Compact Digital Camera
  • Must be able to set camera shutter speed and aperture

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

4-6 hours per weekly lesson

School Notice

High School Enrollment/Withdrawal Deadline

- High School non primary registration closes Feb 29, 2024
- High School course withdrawal deadline is Feb 29, 2024.
After that date, there is a $200/course withdrawal fee