Intermediate photographic techniques and approaches to image making using digital cameras, editing, software, printers, and lighting equipment. Class projects and discussions include image manipulation, composition, lighting, and film/analog photography, as well as artist movements of the past and contemporary trends in photography. Students explore photography as a creative form.
- Builds confidence in use of materials and techniques.
- Can apply connections between photographs produced and a larger art community/culture.
- Can develop analysis of photography subjectively, formally and through interpretation of content.
- Can distinguish between different genres within photography and understands the expressive potential of the camera as an artistic medium. Understands the connection of thought and interpretation of a variety of subjects into creating photographs.
- Develops problem-solving strategies and critical awareness within one's own work and their peers' work.
- Knows about historical and contemporary issues in art, research methods, and vocabulary pertinent to photography.
- Understands principles and practices related to photography.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
- Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
- Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
- Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
- Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
- Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.