Do you wish you could take better pictures? Do you wonder why your photos don’t always work and what you can do about it? Start thinking like a photographer! Whether using a DSLR or a smartphone, students in this course gain an understanding of camera skills, photographic principles, and an intentional image-making process. Students learn the basics of operating a camera with particular attention to the nuts and bolts of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Students learn how manipulating these three elements affect the final image. They also explore fundamental concepts such as composition, using techniques like framing and rule of thirds. Activities help students learn to solve a variety of visual problems and put the principles of photography into practice. Shooting with a phone, students experiment with changing camera settings, improving image composition, and exploring the best apps for both shooting and editing to make targeted adjustments, create depth of field, design multi-exposure images and customize photos with unique effects. Students implement a digital workflow as they learn how to choose the best images from each shoot, how to use basic digital editing techniques in Photoshop and ultimately how to curate their own images.
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WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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