Advice for an Art Teacher Teaching Photography to Students

Below is a suggested curriculum for an art teacher teaching photography to her students.

Art Fundamentals

Composition – The Art teacher already has this knowledge.

Beginner’s Guide to Art Fundamentals

Art and Style in Photography

Finding Photographic Style: B&H Photo
Bridging the Gap: Classical Art Designed for Photographers: B&H Photo
Learn the Language of Photography Through Critique: B&H Photo

Taking the Photos or Camera Operations

Camera Safety

Always keep the camera strap on your wrist or if it has a neck strap, keep it on your neck. Avoid dropping the camera.

Keep it safe from water and rain.

Camera Cleaning

Don’t touch the camera lens or view finder glass.

Basic Camera Operations Includes

  • Powering On and Off
  • View finder to See What You are Taking the Photo Of
  • Focal Length or Zooming In or Out
  • Settings (More Advanced)
    • Shutter Speed
    • Aperture
    • ISO

Canon ELPH 180 Operations

View these videos to see how to use the features of your camera.

How to Use Your Canon Alpha
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Review (Includes some instructions)

Editing Photos

These are some of the typical things you might do to edit your photos.

  • Exposure (Lighter or Darker)
  • Highlights
  • Blacks
  • Whites
  • Contrast
  • Cropping
  • They are advanced techniques that editors such as Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop allow you to do. The above are just basics. Try to visualize what you want to take a photo of and take it as close to what you would like it to be and use the editor to make it what you want it to be.

Chromebook Photo Editors


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