The Art of Photography – Info
This elective is primarily an art class. But we need to have cameras to do the work.
There will be in class discussions of each student’s photos from homework. However, the students are limited to saying what they like about a photo. The teacher will if there is value offer points for improvement. Discussions will be designed to positively motivate the students to keep trying new ideas with their photos.
Students need to bring their camera to class each week if they are going to take advantage of free shooting time we will have at the end of most classes.
*Students and Families bear sole responsibility for the camera and any damage etc. that might occur when it brought to school.
What kind of camera should a student have?
This class is designed to work with common "point & shoot digital cameras" The student does not need a DSLR and we will not cover the advanced usage of that kind of camera. But it will still work for the class. The camera doesn’t have to cost a lot and you can get some good deals used to get your student going with their own camera.
Examples of a low-cost camera that would meet the needs of the course is:
Canon Powershot or Kodak Easy Share that can be bought for under $70 online now.
If you have questions or what recommendations based on your family budget please contact the teacher - Ken Hoffman
Phones and IPods etc. all have cameras these days.. We can use those but there may be settings missing that the student will learn about in class.
We will try to provide some time in class to take some photos. But the student will enjoy the class more if they get to do some photography outside of class.
Home work for week of Feb 4th -
- Two photos taken very close up or just showing part of the person or object
Bringing Home Work Photos to School:
1. I have set up a SkyDrive folder for each student that they can use to upload theThis works best and photos should be uploaded by Thursday evening.
2. Parents can email questions And HOME WORK PHOTOS to me at