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Manual DSLR Photography 301 for Teens: The Art of Photography

Katherine Causbie - Photography
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,063)
For graduates of Manual DSLR Photography 101+201 for Teens, an exploration of the emersion and evolution of fine art photography to express or communicate ideas, feelings, and information.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Advanced Level
2 units//10 lessons//10 Weeks
Unit 1Part I
7 lessons7 Weeks
Part I
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Writing with Light/Photograms + Journaling and Artists Statements
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Is Photography Art?
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Advanced Composition Theory - A Closer Look at Form
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Photography as Story Telling - The Visual Life
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Seeing in Color
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Portraits and "Punctum"
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Visual Communication & A Closer Look at Concept
Unit 2Part II
3 lessons3 Weeks
Part II
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Why Photography? An Introduction to the Philosophy of Photography
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Personal Project Proposals
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Personal Project Final Presentations
Students will explore photography's emersion and evolution as an art form, fostering an understanding of fine art photography and moving towards their own creative voice and goals.
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. 
Homework Offered
Projects are assigned each week, as in the 101 and 201. Students can expect that these projects will require a little bit more planning and reflection time. Light reading (articles provided) will be helpful to prepare for projects and discussions.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessment is informal and growth-centered. Learner progress is evaluated through review and discussion of their images using manual photography technique and the terms/ideas from class. Assessment is always done for the purpose of clarification and refinement moving forward (rather than memorization or correction).
Grades Offered
The focus of this class is on exploration and discovery through experimenting with the various skills and techniques. Class is not usually graded, but I can offer a grade if needed for your schooling system based on effort and participation upon request, simply message me before the end of class.
🖇️ Prerequisite: Manual DSLR Photography 101+201 for Teens (taught by Katherine Causbie)

If you think your learner has equivalent experience, please feel free to message me to discuss if placing into this class could be a good fit.
#1 A DSLR or mirrorless camera + lens. 

#2 A memory card + battery/charger.

#3 A way to transfer the photos from your camera to a device you can turn them in from.

- Cyanotype paper is optional for week #1 
- 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)
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. 

External Resources Details:
Padlet is used to submit work and for resource sharing, no sign in is required.
Google Slides & Google Docs & Google Drive are used for project planning and resource sharing, no sign in is required.
Youtube is used for resource sharing, no sign in is required.
Pinterest is used for project inspiration and examples, no sign in is required. 
Wordwall is used for concept practice, no sign in is required.
The New York Times Photojournalism, LIFE Magazine Archive, New York Public Library Archive, US National Archives, Magnum Photos, and International Center for Photography Artist Info Pages are used for resource sharing, no sign in is required.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,063)
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... 
Group Class


for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
70 min

Completed by 97 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-8 learners per class

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