Welcome to the wonderful world of photography! 

In this class we’ll learn how the basic elements and principles of art can be applied to photography.  You’ll get some background on the history and genres of photography, as well as the technical skills you’ll need to develop (get it?!) your own photographic vision.  You will get to show your knowledge through a combination of hands-on and virtual methods.  Photography isn’t just about getting that perfect shot.  A lot of thought, planning, shooting, and editing goes into making a good photograph.  You will be evaluated above all on the time, effort, and understanding you show me in your work.

LMS:  We will primarily be using Google Classroom and meeting with each other on Zoom.  I will be emailing a join code to you before the first day of class.  

Materials Needed:  You will need some way to take pictures, and something for sketching and notes.  The supply list is posted on our virtual classroom.  Contact me if you have any concerns.

Attendance Policy:  

     Per the BCS attendance policy there are two things you must do to be counted present.  1 - you need to be present and visible during our scheduled zoom meetings and 2 - you must complete your daily attendance assignment by 3:00pm.  If you have an appointment or other conflict that might cause you to miss our zoom, but are still able to complete your work for the day, this MUST be communicated prior to the day you expect to miss, or you will be counted absent.  Failure to do any of the above will result in an absence.

Grading Categories:

Finished Projects - 20%

Process Work - 15%

Written assignments - 20%

Quizzes - 25%

Tests - 20%

Late assignments will be docked 10pts per day.

Extra credit opportunities will occur throughout the grading period, and I may consider working with you on an individual basis if you request to work on a larger extra credit assignment.  The amount of credit received will be up to my discretion and reflective of the quantity and quality of work done.  I may deny you the opportunity to complete a larger extra credit assignment if I feel that you are taking advantage of this option.