Students are challenged with capturing A wide range of portraits. Each student needed to photograph a candid, movement, serious, reflection, back let, close-up, awkward, environmental portrait. Each student had their own take on the category and all especially likes taking candid portraits. Here is a selection from their work. Students also have a great joy in photographing their teachers. A special thank you to all the teachers who allowed them to take multiple portraits!
Students learn how to control the shutter speed and aperture of their cameras to capture images of light and light in the darkness.
Students used settings on the camera to capture motion. Students could capture freeze frames of movement or could set cameras to capture motion with a longer exposure and reveal the blur of objects moving.
Storm King Sculpture Park
The photo class took a field trip to Storm King Sculpture Park, allowing them to experience the Modern and Contemporary sculpture in the natural world. They documented the trip with their photos.
Depth of Field
Adjusting the aperture allows a photographer to focus on a specific area in a photo, or keep everything in focus. Students practiced working with aperture creating photos with deep depth of field (everything in focus) or shallow depth of field (only one section in focus). Selective coloring was introduced using layers in Photoshop, allowing students to highlight parts of their photos.
Photos of Line and Shadow
Students were challenged to look at the world through the lens of the camera, searching for intriguing images of only line and shadows.