Photographic L.I.G.H.T. Beginner Photography Course (Text & Answer Key)
Whether your student “dabbles” in photography or expresses an interest in doing more than taking photos with their smart device, this beginner photography course provides the perfect introduction to creating the best image IN camera, no photoshop required. From the basics of exposures, aperture and f-stops, shutter speeds, camera types, and memory cards, the course teaches technical skills necessary to create a well composed, intentional photo. If you are wondering if this is a textually dense program short on application, like many self-teaching books found at the local bookstore, rest assured it is not! Clarity, abundant colorful photographs and varied hands-on activities, equip students to master photography skills and inspire their creativity. While a creative student may feel stifled by all the mechanics and structure, a true photographer knows that understanding structure allows for greater creative license! It takes knowing the rules to break the rules and find your true artistic flair.
Segmented into fifteen different lessons, the author recommends two weeks per lesson. The first week involves reading and studying the lesson (13-20 pages), followed by one week spent completing the hands-on assignments. Multiple activities are included with each lesson (other than lesson 1), which provide practical hands-on application of the lesson content. Includes a spiral bound, non-reproducible Test Booklet with one test per lesson. Short answer questions and evaluating photographs ensure mastery. Answers are included, but the author recommends students go back and review any missed concepts. Mastery of photography skills is the goal. Depending on the time taught during each lesson, this course would provide 0.5 to 1.0 elective credit at the high school level. The camera requirement is one that allows you to set your own exposures (change the f-stop and shutter speed, etc.) although one with interchangeable lenses would be valuable. For example: Mirrorless or DSLR camera with an optical zoom.
Lessons include: Inspiration, Guidance, How-to, and Technique. It all comes together in this high school elective course, that provides high school students with knowledge and hands-on experience to change the world, one photo at a time! 229 pgs, pb. ~Deanne
Photographic L.I.G.H.T is an all inclusive beginner photography course. Covering everything from the very basics of how an image is captured, and quickly going into more advanced lessons on creating photographs through lighting, composition, design, and developing an artistic eye.