Creative Design for Photographers

Learn how to take and edit photos to use in creative projects for fun and for an audience.

In this course, students will learn about the ways in which photographs are used to tell stories. In the first module, students will learn to ‘read’ a picture by learning some basic visual literacy techniques. They will examine photographs used in print ads and newspaper articles and use photos to inspire their imaginations. Students will then learn some basic photography techniques relating to shots, angles, perspectives and framing to see the ways in which photographs can be used to tell a story. As a final step, they will use their new photography skills and knowledge to tackle some photography challenges.

  • Digital Storytelling
  • Photography
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 9-12
SKU: SPCPH0x Category: Tag:

$99 USD

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Creative Design for Photographers

Learn how to take and edit photos to use in creative projects for fun and for an audience.

In this course, students will learn about the ways in which photographs are used to tell stories. In the first module, students will learn to ‘read’ a picture by learning some basic visual literacy techniques. They will examine photographs used in print ads and newspaper articles and use photos to inspire their imaginations. Students will then learn some basic photography techniques relating to shots, angles, perspectives and framing to see the ways in which photographs can be used to tell a story. As a final step, they will use their new photography skills and knowledge to tackle some photography challenges.

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  • Digital Storytelling
  • Photography
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 9-12
SKU: SPCPH0x Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

Learn how to take and edit photos to use in creative projects for fun and for an audience.

In this course, students will learn about the ways in which photographs are used to tell stories. In the first module, students will learn to ‘read’ a picture by learning some basic visual literacy techniques. They will examine photographs used in print ads and newspaper articles and use photos to inspire their imaginations. Students will then learn some basic photography techniques relating to shots, angles, perspectives and framing to see the ways in which photographs can be used to tell a story. As a final step, they will use their new photography skills and knowledge to tackle some photography challenges.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Take quality photographs that demonstrate understanding of angles, framing, and point of view
  • Edit images using online software
  • Identify images that represent specific ideas and are tailored to a specific audience
  • Design and create interesting projects using text and images

Course content

Unit 1 – What’s in a Picture?
Lesson 1: Reading a Picture
Lesson 2: Paying Attention to Details
Lesson 3: Taking a Closer Look

Unit 2 – Photography Tips and Tricks
Lesson 4: Close Ups and Long Shots
Lesson 5: Let’s Talk About Angles
lesson 6: Fun Tricks with Perspective
Lesson 7: Framing, Focus, and Fun
Lesson 8: Rule of Thirds

Unit 3 – Photo Edits
Lesson 9: Cropping and Filters
Lesson 10: Practice Your Tricks and Skills
Lesson 11: Make a Thank You Card

Unit 4 – Digital Photography Challenges
Lesson 12: Movie Poster Challenge
Lesson 13: Create a Magazine Challenge
Lesson 14-15: Preparing and Sharing Portfolios

  • Computer or tablet with internet connection
  • Phone or digital camera

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