COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY I & 2

CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

PURPOSE

This course is designed to learn the technical and creative use of photography using state of the art digital equipment both in the classroom and in our full photography studio. Students will awaken their creative eye and learn to see the world through many perspectives. Students will learn to use Light room, Photo shop, iMovie. As High Definition photography quickly evolves, students will also learn to capture good quality HD video using their SLR Digital camera. Students will capture an array of creative, complex and inspiring photographic and video projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES:

By completing the Commercial Photography program the student will:

Learn how to see their world in depth and from multiple perspectives.

Learn how to use a digital camera using the creative zones settings to create technically correct commercial images.

Learn the "Language" of visual awareness and design.

Learn to apply artificial and natural lighting to a given scene or person(s).

Learn to creatively solve lighting dilemas.

Learn to manage an in-depth photo shoots.

Learn how to photograph athletic and classroom events.

Learn to structure an ad campaign from a graphic designer's, a photographer's and a writer's perspective while capturing the words, photography and designs for the campaign.

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Light room.

Learn how to manage your files.

Combine Art, Photography and illustration and writing.


MATERIALS NEEDED:

A digital camera *If you have a personal SLR Digital camera, I recommend you use it as you will grow as a photographer by having a camera with you at all times!

A composition book

A folder for only daily papers and handouts

An SD card for photography 8 mg minimum

Paper for notes, pencils and pens

USB drive (flash drive) - optional but very beneficial

Internet account (open)


ATTENDANCE AND MAKE-UP WORK:

If you are absent, you are responsible to make up any missed work. Assignments missed due to an excused absence must be tuned in within maximum of five days. Tests are to be made up at the earliest time possible by agreement with the teacher. Assignments due the day that you are absent are due the day you return.


LATE WORK

*One of the things you must learn is how to meet a deadline. Most work is long-term and due dates are announced well ahead of time.

*Do not expect to get full credit for late work. Meeting the deadline is part of the assignment.


GRADES WEIGHTING AND EVALUATION:

50% Projects (creative, unique, complex)

50% Lessons, Activities, Quizzes


CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

*When you have finished your work and turned it in, then you should be doing one of two things:

1. Exploring the software on you own.

2. Helping another student.

* No checking e-mail, surfing the web, doing work for other classes, etc.

*Do not talk or use the computer while I am demonstrating. Be attentive.

*Quiet talking is acceptable while the class is working on projects. Loud talking is not acceptable.


CLASSROOM RULES AND REGULATIONS

*Behave responsibly, politely, and professionally both in and out of the classroom.

*Take this class seriously. Use it as an opportunity to learn as much as you possibility can.

* Have fun. Be creative. Stretch your imagination. Explores your abilities. Ask questions. Try to figure things out. See what you can do.

* Please never touch your computer screen.

*When you leave, straighten up your work area, including returning the chairs to appropriate positions.

All classes at THS strictly follow the student handbook. All students are given a handbook the first day of the school year. Students are expected to abide by those rules and regulations.

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MAGDALENA ZAVALA

Feel free to contact me any time!

355 FM 973 Taylor, Texas 76574

512-352-6326

mzavala@taylorisd.org