From the Curriculum Guide
Designed to explore the visual and technical aspects of digital photography, as well as aesthetics and context of this contemporary medium. The curriculum includes camera operation, lighting, elements and principles of design, composition and layout. Students learn to organize, manage, edit, manipulate and prepare photos for print and digital communication. Software includes the Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis on Photoshop. This course is the prerequisite for Advanced Digital Photography 2 and Digital Photojournalism.
Students will conceive and create photography projects using DSLR cameras, natural and studio lighting, and Adobe software. Our focus is on responsible and expressive documentary-style work— meaning, learning to use these tools to truthfully share experiences of the world around us. We are intentionally aiming to build a digital photography habit: fluency, comfort, and confidence in your skills.