Design for Photographers & Graphic Designers

Learn how to draw and edit illustrations and 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 images are used to tell stories. Already familiar with picture books, they will use this knowledge as a springboard to analyze how different elements of a picture convey meaning. They will then learn basic photography techniques (zoom, shadow, composition, etc) to understand some of the ways that photographers can create a narrative as well. As a final step, they will plan a story they want to tell and use a collection of images (drawings, found images, and their own photos) to tell a story.

SKU: SPCPH0y Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

Learn how to draw and edit illustrations and 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 images are used to tell stories. Already familiar with picture books, they will use this knowledge as a springboard to analyze how different elements of a picture convey meaning. They will then learn basic photography techniques (zoom, shadow, composition, etc) to understand some of the ways that photographers can create a narrative as well. As a final step, they will plan a story they want to tell and use a collection of images (drawings, found images, and their own photos) to tell a story.

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.

  • Computer or tablet with internet conection
  • phone or digital camera
  • paper, pens, pencils

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
  • Use digital art tools to create and edit illustrations
  • 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 – A Picture is Worth 1000 Words
Lesson 1: What’s The Story?
Lesson 2: Feelings and Dreams
Lesson 3: Pictures Tell Stories

Unit 2 – Digital Illustrations
Lesson 4: The Candy Challenge with ABCya
Lesson 5: Story Illustration Challenge

Unit 3 – Photography Tips and Tricks
Lesson 6: Reading a Picture
Lesson 7: Close-ups and Long Shots
Lesson 8: Let’s Talk About Angles
Lesson 9: Fun Tricks with Perspective
Lesson 10: Framing, Focus, and Fun
Lesson 11: Rule of Thirds

Unit 4 – Photo Edits
Lesson 12: Cropping and Filters
Lesson 13: Photography Challenge Project
Lesson 14: Make a Thank You Card
Lesson 15-16: Preparing and Sharing Portfolios

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Info

  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Digital Storytelling
  • Career Track: Photography
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 9-12
  • Grade:
  • Style: Self-paced
  • Modules:
  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Design for Photographers & Graphic Designers

    Learn how to draw and edit illustrations and 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 images are used to tell stories. Already familiar with picture books, they will use this knowledge as a springboard to analyze how different elements of a picture convey meaning. They will then learn basic photography techniques (zoom, shadow, composition, etc) to understand some of the ways that photographers can create a narrative as well. As a final step, they will plan a story they want to tell and use a collection of images (drawings, found images, and their own photos) to tell a story.

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