Enroll in Professional Photography with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the
skills required to achieve success in photography careers. This course has 14 lessons
organized into four units, plus four Unit Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
This course will cover various topics in photography, such as history of photography, types of
photography, types of camera, camera support equipment, types of camera lenses, exposure,
lighting setups, rules of composition, color photography, storing and manipulating images,
copyright laws and fair use, and printing photos.
You will submit the Unit Activity documents to your teacher, and you will grade your work in the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with given sample responses. The Unit Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are the major components of
this course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson; the pre- and post-test questions that come at the beginning and
end of the unit, respectively; and an end-of-semester test. All of these tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology enhanced (TE) questions.
This course will help you meet the following goals:
Describe the evolution of photography.
Explore different types of photography and careers in photography.
Operate various parts of a digital camera and produce photographs using various modes
and settings available in a digital camera.
Use camera support equipment.
Produce photos using different types of lenses.
Produce photographs of specific subjects, including still lives, portraits, and architectural subjects.
Produce quality photographs with appropriate lighting.
Apply the elements and principles of art and the rules of composition while taking photographs.
Produce both black and white and color photographs.
Organize and store images.
Manipulate images using photo-editing software.
Discuss and apply laws and ethics related to photography.
Print photographs using a digital printer.