• Photography Syllabus

    Course Syllabus 2019-2020 Waynesville Career Center Advertising Photography

    Waynesville School District

    Vision: Excel as a student-centered community of learners that embraces diversity and innovation.

    Mission: Empower and prepare individual students for future opportunities as citizens and leaders.

     

    Instructor Name & Contact Information:

    Donna Groves 400 GW Ln.

    Waynesville, Mo 65583

    573-842-2500

    dgroves@waynesville.k12.mo.us

    Office Hours: 7:00 – 2:35 or by appointment.

    High School Credits:  1 Grade Levels: 10-12

    Integrated Academic Credit Available: N/A

     

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    Course Rationale: Students will develop practical skills in photography, drawing on their knowledge and understanding of a range of photographic media, camera techniques and processes to develop their creative practice. Students will produce investigative research before planning for and taking photographs. Students will also develop their creative problem-solving skills in the course, as they develop their visual ideas and evaluate their photographic work and practice. Students will gain an understanding of developing photo shoots and lighting as it is used in the advertising industry to highlight and sell commercial products.

     

    Course Description: Students will learn to produce quality images, set up professional studio lighting, incorporate software applications. Become skilled at photo manipulation by importing and exporting files properly to eliminate detail loss. Correct procedures to display images for competitions will also be demonstrated. Students will learn to use digital equipment and software media with confidence, including editing techniques, special effects, and those "behind the scenes" methods used to accomplish prize winning imagery. Students will have the opportunity to display and present their work at the annual portfolio review. Students will have the opportunity to polish their portfolio as well as join contests.

     

    Daily Class Work:

    Students will be graded on their daily composition notebook notations. Notes will be taken during demonstration training and video training. After training each student will be assigned a photo assignment shoot or essay date. Final shoot/edited projects should be completed during these dates and are not flexible (after the fact), due to shared classroom equipment and limited timeframes. The student will use class lab time and photo assignment time wisely as any late work will incur a 10% reduction in the final rubric score. 50% of the classroom work will consist of pre-planning and research. 20% of the classroom time will be working in groups and 30% will be photographing and editing in the lab. Standard methods will be taught to develop an understanding of exposure in commercial photography practices. Each

     

    student will be responsible for developing a plan for each photo shoot and keeping a detailed record of their plan via their notebooks. The classroom time will be used for practicing what the students have learned and researched about the photo advertising industry. Each students’ portfolio should reflect the advertising industry and will be the final summation of their work.

     

    Outcomes/Goals of Course:

    1. Work ethic values such as, attitude, attendance, appearance, ambition, accountability, acceptance, and appreciation.
    2. Students will understand camera operations and settings and how to set the camera to the desired exposure.
    3. Students will be able to produce photos using composition techniques such as rule of thirds and leading lines.
    4. Students will be able to set up a professional studio using backdrops and external flashes.
    5. Students will be proficient in software used in the photography industry such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom
    6. Students will gain an understanding of the purpose behind images in the fashion industry. 
    7. Students will develop a portfolio of work both printed and posted to a webpage. 

     

    High School Attendance Standard: Regular school attendance is a factor in determining student achievement and is a major focus for preparing students to be college- and career- ready. Please refer to the WCC 2019-2020 Student Handbook.

     

    Careers & Earnings:

     

    Resources: Adobe Photoshop Software, Stunning Digital Photography by Tony Northrup, Understanding Exposure the Fourth Edition by Peterson, Mastering Digital Cameras by Al Judge, and Learning to See Creatively the Third Edition by Peterson.

     

    Materials & Supplies Needed. Qty. 2- 8GB Flash-drives, Qty. 1-composition notebook, highlighters (3 colors) and 3 folders that can be used in a three-ringed binder, and Qty. 2-8x10 opening black photo matts that 8x10 prints will be placed in.  Students will also need two command strips to apply their prints to a wall.

     

     

    Assessments/Evaluation: The majority of assessments will be culminating projects that require certain power standards and consist of performance and written evaluations. The average breakdown is 50% Assessments, 40% Activities/Projects, 10% Career Readiness. Students are able to view their grades and attendance via the Student Portal.                                     You can access your student’s gradebook at any time. Your student will come home with an access code, please contact the office if you don’t receive one. This class will give a semester final worth 10% of your final grade.

     

    Grading Periods:

    Progress 1

    Ends September 20

     

     

    Progress 2

    Ends November 1

     

     

    Semester END

    December 20th

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Grading Scale: Total points accumulated from all assignments will be used to establish the semester grade.

     

    A

    95% - 100%

    B-

    80% - 82%

    D+

    67% - 69%

    A-

    90% - 94%

    C+

    77% - 79%

    D

    63% - 66%

    B+

    87% - 89%

    C

    73% - 76%

    D-

    60% - 62%

    B

    83% - 86%

    C-

    70% - 72%

    F

    59% and below

     

    Major Course Projects: Students will participate in project-based learning projects for local companies, schools and organizations as well as prepare for photo competitions. Examples of this are one fashion shoot, product photography for a magazine and pet photography.

     

    CTSO: Students are strongly encouraged to be members of SkillsUSA where students will develop leadership skills and be able to compete within their program area of study. Competitions can occur at the district, state, and national levels. Student dues can be paid to the SkillsUSA advisor. All “finalized” CTSO membership will be due in October.

     

    Classroom & Student Expectations:

    1. If Mrs. Groves is talking, I am
    2. I will clean up after
    3. I will be respectful to myself &
    4. I will not have food or open drink containers at the computer area (water bottles and closed drinks are allowed).
    5. I will be prepared for class and bring all materials

     

    1. I will clean up or continue working when the cleanup bell rings. I will not stand by the door and wait for the dismissal bell.
    2. If it’s not mine or for my class, I will not touch
    3. CELL PHONES: Students may listen to music with one ear bud in (for safety purposes), but never during classroom instructional time. At any time if the music becomes a distraction for the student or others around them this privilege will be revoked. CELL PHONES, should not be seen or heard, they should not disrupt the learning process, they should not be used to send texts or social media messages during
    4. Class begins promptly at the start of the bell 7th hour, find your seat and look to the board for the daily learning

     

    Classroom Behavior Policy: Although I don’t anticipate having any problems in our classroom this year, should the need for reminders of the rules arise I will be implementing a quiet and discreet ticket policy. This is to encourage the student to correct their own behavior first and keep parents in the loop before any situations should have to result in disciplinary action. I have a three-ticket policy. Students will receive a 1st warning ticket in writing for first offense, 2nd warning ticket will be followed up by an email to the parents, 3rd warning ticket will be a phone call to the parents any warning for offenses will be handled by the WCC office according to handbook policy following the 3rd warning ticket. I look forward to having a positive and productive year. Awards will be given to the students who have no behavior tickets each grading period. Awards may include a choice board assignment, extra lab time or a 8x10” photo print privilege.

     

     

    Use of Technology: Students will have access to multiple technological devices, and all students and parent/guardian must sign the District’s User Agreement before access is given to the student. It is the responsibility of student to secure their own personal devices. Students should not share their Adobe ID codes with anyone.

     

    Academic Honesty: Cheating of any kind is not allowed in this class. This includes copying images, tracing images from the internet, downloading music that isn’t royalty free for use in slideshows or using other artists work as your own. Copying answers to quizzes, turning in assignments that someone else had done, letting someone copy your answers, and letting someone else turn in your work as their own. If cheating is discovered, both parties will receive a zero on the assignment and be referred to the office for disciplinary actions. Parents will be notified.

     

     

    Syllabus Verification

     

    I,                                                                          , have received a copy of the 2019-2020 Advertising Photography Course

    (printed student name)

    syllabus, and have reviewed the syllabus.

     

     

    (Student Signature)                                                                               (Date)

     

     

     

                                                                                          

    (Parent/Guardian Signature)                                                                  (Date)

     

     

    • Return this sheet to your program instructor after all signatures have been
    • Students are expected to maintain a copy of this syllabus throughout the course. 
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  • Course Rationale:  Students will develop practical skills in photography, drawing on their knowledge and understanding of a range of photographic media, camera techniques and processes to develop their creative practice. Students will produce investigative research before planning for and taking photographs. Students will also develop their creative problem solving skills in the course, as they develop their visual ideas and evaluate their photographic work and practice. Students will gain an understanding of developing photo shoots and lighting as it is used in the advertising industry to highlight and sell commercial products.

     

    Course Description:  Students will learn to produce quality images, set up professional studio lighting, incorporate software applications.  Become skilled at photo manipulation by importing and exporting files properly to eliminate detail loss. Correct procedures to display images for competitions will also be demonstrated. Students will learn to use digital equipment and software media with confidence, including editing techniques, special effects, and those "behind the scenes" methods used to accomplish prize winning imagery.  Students will have the opportunity to display and present their work at the annual portfolio review.  Students will have the opportunity to polish their portfolio as well as join contests.

     

    Outcomes/Goals of Course:

    1. Work ethic values such as, attitude, attendance, appearance, ambition, accountability, acceptance, and appreciation.
    2. Students will understand camera operations and settings and how to set the camera to the desired exposure.
    3. Students will be able to produce photos using composition techniques such as rule of thirds and leading lines.
    4. Students will be able to set up a professional studio using backdrops and external flashes.
    5. Students will be proficient in software used in the photography industry such as Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Lightroom
    6. Students will gain an understanding of the purpose behind images in advertising.
    7. Students will develop a portfolio of work both printed and published.