DIGITAL PHOTO COURSE SYLLABUS:INSTRUCTOR: MR HORCOURSE DESCRIPTION: Digital Photo will explore digital photography in relation to fine art. Students will produce art work and will be asked to participate in class discussion to better understand the physical, conceptual and theoretical characteristics of the electronic media as it pertains to art and art making. Emphasis will be placed on the students' development of an understanding of the evolution of and the theory associated with art, photography and electronic imaging in a way which will help them to produce expressive and thoughtful works of art.SKILLS TAUGHT IN COURSE: Adobe Photoshop, photo manipulation basic Digital Camera Functions.COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be introduced to the basic technology necessary for the production of their art work, as well as learning about the visual arts, how to look at and critique photography, photographic vocabulary, using tools such as framing, composition, "rule of thirds", light, texture, pattern, lines, symmetry, depth of field, distance, perspective, culture, space, balance, color and black and white photography, and be introduced to many works by well known photographers. Students will be expected to demonstrate an ability to use the tools competently in the production of their art work, however, the production and analysis of expressive and thoughtful art work is the main objective of this course.GRADING: Digital Photo is divided into a 50/50 grading system. Half of the course grade is DAILY PARTICIPATION. This includes How Student uses their time in class, Class Lates, Assignment readiness with needed supplies, and Work Ethic. The other half of the course is through PROJECTS. Students will be assessed on their work through a VISUAL ARTS RUBRIC. Critiques of student work may also be included to enhance student awareness of their progress.CLASS RULES:All school rules are applied to this class. When Students have a new assignment, students will find take an assignment outline, review and wait for class to begin for instructor to discuss assignment. When students have an existing assignment, students will go to assigned computer and continue to work on assignments, even if class has not begun.SUPPLIES: No supplies are needed. If a student wants to use their own digital camera for shooting either in class or out of class, it is welcome.
EQUIPMENT/ASSIGNMENT RESPONSBILIY AND REPLACEMENT FOR DAMAGE: Digital Photo uses both the Wacom Tablet Mice/Pens, Sony Cybershot digital cameras, and MAC Computers.
If there is an ongoing assignment, students are to go to the designated area where the mice are stored, select a mouse, go back to their computer and begin working. All Students are required to return the same Wacom Mouse to the designated area. All computers are to be logged off at the end of the period. The instructor will notify students when they have two minutes left in class for their final save. Students should get into the habit of saving every five minutes of work, to ensure all unsaved progress is saved, and not lost if the computer were to crash. All digital cameras must be signed out and signed back in on a sign out sheet to be designated by the instructor. That group that signs out the camera is responsible for the camera and any damage or misuse that might occur. If the camera malfunctions before the group begins assignment, the group must notify the instructor immediately to avoid being responsible for the mishap.
ANY STUDENT CAUGHT DAMAGING EQUIPMENT WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND REPLACEMENT OF DAMGAGE ITEM.