Wamogo Art Department Policy on Camera Use and Lending
Brief Course Description:
Students learn how to organize what they see through the camera lens by careful composition of the elements and principles of design. They learn how to operate a digital single-lens reflex digital camera in auto, semi-automatic, and manual modes. They learn the critical concept of the exposure triangle which consists of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed- and how those three factors affect the quality of their photographs. Students learn about lighting with photofloods, outdoor light, and flash. When schedules permit, we take portraits of the dogs in the Paws for Play program in Ag, and we do Food Photography for the Culinary program. Even if we cannot collaborate with Culinary, students do still learn techniques for arranging, lighting, and photographing food. We go on field trips to places such as White Memorial, the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, and Housatonic Trading Company. Students use standard, macro, and telephoto lenses. Students edit their photos in Adobe Photoshop, both to correct color and exposure, but also to create composite photos and special effects. Students will also be looking at, discussing, and writing about artwork.
Elements and Principles:
My Pinterest Boards:
Guides to the Canon T3 Digital SLR Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D For Dummies
Canon T3 Owner’s Manual
The 3 Elements of Exposure
Picasso “Drawing with Light", 1949
How to Photograph People Jumping
Chip Litherland’s Digital Photocollages:
Guide to DIY Photo Booth Backdrops from Photojojo
Photojojo- a fun site with lots of tips!
Tony Corbell: 7 Questions on the Truth About Photography
Fascinating Contemporary Photographer Laurie Simmons:
The SLR Camera Explained
The SLR Camera Simulator
How to take a Screen Shot:
for PC: click on the PC tab.
125 Years of Photography in National Geographic
Converting a 72 dpi Image to a 300 dpi Image