Advanced Photo Syllabus
This class is designed to teach you to be a high school photojournalist and or Spotlight or Jungle Book staff member, to teach you the skills needed (except for story and headline writing--you have to take journalism to learn to write journalism style.) It is NOT like photojournalism--the only overlap is the exposure and composition review. The class REQUIRES that you understand how to control the camera and also that you spend much time outside of class photographing sporting and other school events. You will also learn how to write captions for your photos in proper journalism style. You will also learn basic graphic design and how to design pages with your photos. You will make extensive use of both Photoshop and inDesign. THIS CLASS IS 1/2 OF A FINE ARTS CREDIT
Course description/Class Expectations
WHAT IS PHOTOJOURNALISM?
Understand and discuss photojournalism and how it applies to the high school
CAMERA CONTROLS/EXPOSURE REVIEW AND EDITING/RESOLUTION REVIEW
Aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance assignments.
Review/apply elements of composition learned in photojournalism.
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY (CONTINUES ALL SEMESTER)
How to photograph sports. Basketball, wrestling, swimming and bowling assignments.
Learn to write proper captions as used in yearbook and newsmag for your photos.
How to take portraits and environmental portraits to accompany articles.
Creating a story with photography. (CONTINUES THE REST OF THE SEMESTER)
CLASSROOM/EVENT SHOTS (CONTINUES REST OF SEMESTER)
Photographing events in the classroom and outside of the classroom, such as concerts, the play, Rumble etc.
PHOTOSHOP SKILLS USED IN PUBLICATIONS
Cutouts and other techniques.
Basic InDesign along with rules and general application of graphic design to high school journalism.
10 DAYS (FINAL PROJECT)
Create actual yearbook/newsmagazine style designs with captions for your photos. If you took journalism, there will be some overlap here, except you will be using your own photos and writing real captions.
NUMBER OF DAYS SPENT ON ASSIGNMENTS MAY VARY--THAT IS WHY DATES ARE NOT SPECIFIC. IT IS THE NATURE OF THE CLASS.