Learning Recommendations:  Appropriate for all students, and serves as a base for Photography 2.

General Description:  This semester long course is designed to teach the fundamentals of photography. Students will investigate camera controls such as aperture, shutter and film speeds, elements of composition, the history of photography and its influences, various types of photography, and post processing Photoshop techniques. Students will also have an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of developing photos within a darkroom.


  • Fundamentals of photography
  • Darkroom techniques
  • Photo composition
  • Shooting techniques
  • Basic photo editing techniques

Strategies:  Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Hands on experience
  • Individual and team work
  • Research
  • Modeling

Homework:  Students will complete, on average, 1 photo assignment per class period. Any assignments not completed in class will need to be finished as homework.

Course Fee / Materials:  Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link.  Fee includes 2 rolls of film & paper.  Students must purchase their own SD card.  Estimated additional cost is $5-10. Digital cameras and Adobe CC are provided.