Creative Photography Q1

TeacherBlair Bauer
Subject AreaCreative Photography
Grade Level6-8
Week #1-9
Unit of InstructionIndividual and Group work via direct instruction and hands on learning via use of cameras and computer software.
Standard(s) Taught

VA.68.C.3.1 Incorporate accurate art vocabulary during the analysis process to describe the structural elements of art and organizational principles of design. 

VA.68.C.3.1 Evaluate artwork objectively during group assessment to determine areas for refinement. 

VA.68.C.2.4 Examine artworks to form ideas and criteria by which to judge/assess and inspire personal works and artistic growth.

VA.6.S.1.1 Manipulate content, media, techniques, and processes to achieve communication with artistic intent. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will learn the basics of photography and the manipulation of a cameras manual settings in order to create properly exposed and well composed images. 

Students will learn to edit their photos using Adobe Lightroom. Here they will learn to adjust an images exposure, correct lighting and coloring.

Students will learn to evaluate and critique photos as works of art to both help increase the quality of their peers work and their own. 

Students will focus on mastering the basics of creating great photos. (Exposure, Context and Composition.

Student will be given the opportunity to take photos outside of the classroom and to work with other classes photographing the project they are working on. 

Classroom Activities

Students will be given the opportunity to work in groups practicing with their cameras.

Student will be able to shoot photos outside of the classroom, exposing them to a variety of lighting conditions and compositional challenges. 

Assignments Due

Students will be given a Quarterly participation grade for practicing their photography skills by using cameras in class and by editing their photos using Adobe Lightroom. The remainder of their grade will be derived from the quality of submitted photos using a variety of photography projects and quizzes. 

Summative #1: Composition Due August 30/31 depending on which period you have class

Students will be required to submit 10 photos demonstrating a strong understanding and awareness of composition. Photos must be shot in manual mode and be properly exposed.


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