Through this course, students will:
Discuss other projects happening worldwide with other student photographers, and ultimately discuss the community impact that each photographer created and invite students to do the same.
Recognize their individual responsibility for achieving the program’s goals.
Understand how their photography work will contribute to expressing their perspectives and telling the stories of their communities.
Understand camera basics, including how to turn the camera on and off and how to take a photo.
Cite examples of photography techniques and concepts during course activities.
Articulate the feelings and thoughts elicited from photographic techniques used in various photos.
Understand and demonstrate a mastery of photography tool-belt techniques including composition, exposure, aperture, night photography, portraiture, self-portraiture, and captioning.
Integrate concepts and techniques to create visually strong photographs with a personal voice.
Critique professional, peer, and personal photographs using photography concepts.
Articulate a deeper understanding of how each photography technique contributes to their work.
Employ effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences to develop a written narrative of real experiences or events.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Identify characteristics about themselves, their emotions, their goals.
Explore their past, present, future, and how to express themselves consciously through both writing and photography.
Thoughtfully communicate an integrated personal story through both writing and photography.
Examine the concept of worldwide community.
Identify and describe characteristics of other cultures in a non-judgmental way.
Express respect and positive regard for other individuals.
Discuss their own cultural story and articulate it to others.
Express themselves clearly during group discussion with a well-thought out response.
Understand the concept of group assignments, requiring them to be responsible for their work as part of the whole.
Show respect and empathy when critiquing others’ work.
Exhibit good listening skills and engage others in the group discussion.
At the end of the course, students will have created a beginner photo portfolio and journal that documents their life and their surroundings in their community and environment. Students will have received knowledge that empowers and launches a personal journey of communicating their unique point-of-views, ideas, emotions, and the stories — of their past, present, and future — as they want to tell through words and images.