Digital Photography 101 + 201 for Teens

Through a series of projects that can be done with any camera, explore creative and technical concepts in making fine art photographs. Work in a small group for twelve weeks, to go in-depth into the science and art of digital photography!
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70 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 10 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

- Students will understand the role of content, form, and context in visual communication.

- Students will understand the background of photographic art.

- Students will explore ways to tell stories with photographs: personal stories, stories about people, and stories about places.

- Students will explore possible setting options that exist in photography in general, how/if they can be accessed on their device, and their effects on photographs.

- Students will create mini-portfolios around a personally-selected visual goal in a final project.

- Students will learn to speak about their work with pride, and share it with the group.

- Students will practice the vocabulary and concepts covered in class through positive and technical discussion of everyone's photos each week.  
I hold a BA in Studio Art/Photography and Psychology, and am trained both as a photographer and as a Montessori assistant teacher. As an educator I have experience teaching children pre-K through high school. 
✴ While class provides structure, support, information, and inspiration, the way to learn photography is taking pictures! To this goal, targeted projects are assigned each week. Projects are directly connected to the week's lesson, and are set up to encourage experimentation and discovery, in order to facilitate a successful learning process. 

✴ Each class, students will be offered journal prompts to support their creative process and exploration of various photographer's styles.
- A camera with means to upload the files to a device with an internet connection, from which they can be submitted.

- Cyanotype paper is optional for week #1 (found at many art stores, links to order online at
- Post-processing software such as Adobe Lightroom is welcome for students to use in completing their projects, but is not required/will not be taught.
- A journal for weekly journal prompts (can also be done in a word processor on the computer)
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✴ Learner progress is assessed by completion of the projects and participation in discussions.

✴ I am happy to provide a grade or any other assessment/feedback if needed for credit purposes, just message me! Assessment when requested is based on: participation/attendance, journal completion, project completion, and weighted to unit 4/final projects. 
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Some photographers and/or photo theorists who we learn about may have photography work or analysis that involves nudity and themes of sexuality, much like you might encounter in an exhibit at an art museum or in fashion photography. We will not explore these in class, but there is the possibility that students come upon them during further research. 
Portions of the course are designed with influence from the Aperture visual literacy curriculum and workshop. 


Katherine CausbieTiered Fine Art Photography Courses: Fostering Visual Literacy and Creative Voice
1009 total reviews
795 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am a teacher on Outschool who loves to share artistic photography and human-animal psychology classes! My goal is to offer high-quality learning experiences that support curiosity, inspiration, and understanding. All classes are held... 
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