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 camera exposure settings, portrait
photography, advertising photography, architectural photography, photographic special effects,
retouching photographs, restoring old photographs, analog photography, darkroom equipment
and development, safety procedures, evaluating photographs, stages of production, and
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 importance of camera exposure settings in photography.
Produce portrait photographs such as self-portrait, small-group, and head-and-shoulders portrait.
Create an advertisement with appropriate equipment, lighting, and props.
Produce an architectural photograph.
Create special effects in a photo using a digital camera and photo-editing tools.
Enhance and retouch a photo.
Restore a damaged photograph.
Describe different types of films and various formats of film cameras.
Describe how to set up a darkroom.
Describe how to develop films in a darkroom.
Apply safety procedures during different photo shoots and darkroom development.
Evaluate a photographic work.
Discuss prepress process and produce a multicolor printed product.
Create a photography portfolio.