HOW DOES A CAMERA WORK?

In Quarter 1 you will learn the basics of the DSLR camera, including the button layout, settings, and technical lingo. Assignments will be geared toward learning new knowledge about the features and functions of the camera while projects will be testing the uses of that knowledge hands-on. Additionally, Q1 will feature the history of early cameras and the construction of a Camera Obscura, one of the earliest forms of the camera.

WARM-UPS

For warm-ups this quarter we will be looking at work form the top 30 most famous photographers of all time. These photographers changed how the world perceived photography as an art form and means of expression. Many times these photographers challenge the very meaning of art and and what a photograph IS. For each image analyze the TECHNICAL, CREATIVE, AND IDEA  of each image.

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FAMILY PHOTO ESSAY

For this project we are going to jump right in! You will need to take a separate picture of every person and animal in your house (including you!). I want you to think about your shot before you take it, set it up, and really describe the people and places. For example, if you live with your grandpa and he is always on the couch I want a picture of him sitting on the couch eating or watching TV. I don't want all pictures of people smiling (fake pictures). 

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HISTORY OF THE CAMERA

In this assignment you will be looking over the history of the camera, how did the first cameras come to be? How has the camera developed in the last ten, twenty, hundred years. Who were the big names in photography that helped make it a worldwide phenomenon? 

VIDEO AND VOCAB TEST

HANGING PHOTO HISTORY

TIMELINE PROJECT

In this project you will be creating a hanging timeline of the major events in photo history. You will need a total of 20 "snapshots" in the history of photography starting from the very earliest days of photography up til the present camera technology

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CAMERA OBSCURA

BUILDING THE FIRST CAMERA

In this project you will be creating a hanging timeline of the major events in photo history. You will need a total of 20 "snapshots" in the history of photography starting from the very earliest days of photography up til the present camera technology

Camera Lingo

megapixels,fps,sensors, o boy

This assignment has two parts: first researching camera lingo (what really is a megapixel and why do more matter?) second you will go fake shopping for a three different cameras one under 500 one under 2000 and one under 5000. You will write a few sentences to explain why the three cameras you chose were best for the price. 

THE TECHNICAL PROJECT 

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Camera SImulator

megapixels,fps,sensors, o boy

For this project you will learn about the basic camera layout and button functions of the DSLR.

Using photoshop you will create your own button layout overview labeling the top, front, and back views.

Buttons, Dials, Menus, Parts

For this project you will learn about the basic camera layout and button functions of the DSLR.

Using photoshop you will create your own button layout overview labeling the top, front, and back views.

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Camera Anatomy quiz

BIG 3: APERTURE

To Blur or Not to Blur

In this project we will be using the AV mode to take a range of pictures in aperture mode. Aperture controls the depth of field and the blur of the background. In this project we will take images at different settings to explore this mode more!

BIG 3: SHUTTER SPEED

Stuck in mid-air

In this project we will be using the TV mode to capture fast motion. Shutter speed can also be used to freeze figures in motion. Want that epic shot in mid-air? Shutter Speed is your answer!

BIG 3: ISO

The SPEED OF LIGHT

In this project we will be using the AV mode to take a range of pictures in aperture mode. Aperture controls the depth of field and the blur of the background. In this project we will take images at different settings to explore this mode more!

WHITE BALANce

Warm up that Picture!

In this project we will be using the AV mode to take a range of pictures in aperture mode. Aperture controls the depth of field and the blur of the background. In this project we will take images at different settings to explore this mode more!

Exposure Comp

Over-Under-just right

In this project we will be using the AV mode to take a range of pictures in aperture mode. Aperture controls the depth of field and the blur of the background. In this project we will take images at different settings to explore this mode more!

Hands On CAMERA TEST

In this project we will be using the AV mode to take a range of pictures in aperture mode. Aperture controls the depth of field and the blur of the background. In this project we will take images at different settings to explore this mode more!