Teaching Digital Photography: The Ultimate Guide to 'Tween and Teen Learning, 1st Edition

  • Keith Kyker
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610698576
  • ISBN-13: 9781610698573
  • DDC: 770.76
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Digital imaging devices are everywhere, and most households have several-digital cameras, smartphones with cameras, and GoPro action cameras. With the right techniques and software, today's high-tech equipment can be used to create outstanding photographs or stunning digital imaging projects. This book allows any educator to teach digital photography/video and multimedia, regardless of previous experience with digital imaging, supplying tested and proven lesson plans, hands-on project ideas, and grading rubrics for a full-year course. Ideal for middle school, high school, and community college teachers as well as public youth services librarians, particularly those embracing the makerspace movement, i>Teaching Digital Photography: The Ultimate Guide to 'Tween and Teen Learning/i> provides a detailed educational plan advising how to purchase equipment, set up a classroom or library area to be used for instruction, and instruct the students in the skills needed to become excellent digital photographers. The first half of the book focuses on establishing the class: the general philosophy, the classroom, and the equipment. Three chapters are dedicated to exploring the best ways to teach students the skills of photography, digital image improvement, and digital layout. The final sections of the book provide more than 20 digital layout projects and cover digital video production.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Supplemental Materials and Permissions.
2: Your Class Philosophy.
3: The Digital Photography Classroom.
4: Digital Photography Equipment.
5: Software.
6: The First Day of Class.
7: The Characteristics of a Successful Digital Photography Student.
8: Evaluating Student Progress.
9: Basic Photography Skills.
10: Digital Imaging Software Skills.
11: Digital Imaging Layout Skills.
12: Creative Digital Imaging Projects.
13: Secret World—Teacher to Teacher.
14: Informal Portrait—Teacher to Teacher.
15: Interactive Text—Teacher to Teacher.
16: Photo Stripes—Teacher to Teacher.
17: How Do You Spell…?—Teacher to Teacher.
18: Photo Sequence—Teacher to Teacher.
19: Color Construction—Teacher to Teacher.
20: Color Windows—Teacher to Teacher.
21: Color Bricks—Teacher to Teacher.
22: Texture Study—Teacher to Teacher.
23: Yeah, I was There—Teacher to Teacher.
24: Photo Study—Teacher to Teacher.
25: Photo Collage—Teacher to Teacher.
26: Semester Portfolio—Teacher to Teacher.
27: Commercial Digital Imaging Projects.
28: Print Advertisement—Teacher to Teacher.
29: Bookmarks—Teacher to Teacher.
30: Science Poster—Teacher to Teacher.
31: Billboard Campaign—Teacher to Teacher.
32: Catalog Cover—Teacher to Teacher.
33: Magazine Cover—Teacher to Teacher.
34: Book Advertisement—Teacher to Teacher.
35: Portfolio—Third Nine Weeks—Teacher to Teacher.
36: Bonus Project: Project Re-Imagine—Teacher to Teacher.
37: Digital Video.
38: Lesson 1: Video Sizes and Ratios.
39: Lesson 2: Video Editing.
40: Intro to Video Editing.
41: Lesson 3: Videography Basics.
42: Camera Shots Assignment.
43: Video Documentary—Teacher to Teacher.
44: Multimedia Essay—Teacher to Teacher.
Appendix A: Daily Lesson Guide.
Appendix B: Peer Evaluation Sheet.
Appendix C: First Day of School Forms.
Appendix D: Advice from My Students to Your Students.
Photo Credits.
About the Author.