The Basics of Photography: Middle School

Videos and are being re-recorded we speak! Updated course will be ready for enrollment in September. In this breezy 4-week course, students learn the basics of photography and practice their skills by completing photography challenges.
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How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

By the end of summer camp, students will be able to the apply basic principles of photography when taking photographs with their cell phones.
My undergraduate minor in Communication Studies had an emphasis on film studies and film production, which shares many basic principles with photography. I have additional experience as a student of photography and media studies. As an English teacher, some lessons involve topics such as symbolism and identifying theme, which are applicable to the development of language arts skills.
Every week, 4 new photography challenges are released for students to complete and turn in by Saturday.
- a notebook and pen/pencil, for notes
- a camera (cell phone cameras are perfect for the purpose of this class!)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students are expected to remain appropriate and respectful with their photography at all times.

Students may be prepared for this class with a discussion on maintaining any privacy standards you may have for your household.

Some topics may be sensitive for some students. Throughout the course, topics such as photojournalism, society and culture, and social media will be discussed.


Ms. AshleyCertified Language Arts Teacher
191 total reviews
168 completed classes

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About Me ~
Hi! My name is Ms. Ashley. I'm from Washington State! I'm known by my students as the energetic teacher who always sings out sentences, drinks excessive amounts of coffee, and is totally obsessed with sunflowers. When I'm not teaching,... 
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