Photography

Photography 11/12 Major
Prerequisites:
Photography 11: Photography 9 or 10 recommended, but not required.
Photography 12: Photography 11 required.

Photography majors learn how to communicate visually. This hands-on intensive course exposes students to the power of photography as a visual communication tool, as a means of self expression, and a vehicle for social commentary. Students learn technical and compositional aspects of photography using digital and analogue tools. We explore our world through the lens by venturing on several field trips throughout the year to (at least once per month). By the end of Photography 12, students will be expected to produce a well developed photographic portfolio.

Photo major students will learn the following:
  • Composition and Design
  • Digital and Film Camera Operations
  • Exposure, Depth of Field and Shutter Speed
  • Black & White Darkroom
  • Colour Darkroom
  • Studio Photography
  • Photoshop - Image Manipulation
  • Photographic History
  • Portraiture, Landscapes, Still Life, Photojournalism
  • Experimental, Theme Based and Conceptual Photography
  • Ideas, Communication, Symbolism and Imagery
  • Visual Literacy, Media Literacy, Technology Literacy
  • Post-Secondary and Photography Careers
  • Portfolio Development
Admission to the Langley Fine Arts Photography Major program: Prospective students are to submit 4 photographs showing an exploration of different ideas or techniques with a short explanation for each one to explain the intention and meaning within the composition.

Photography 12 Elective
"Photographs can reach eternity through the moment". - Henri Cartier-Bresson.

In Photography 12, students will create a body of thoughtful, creative work presented in a well-organized portfolio. The student will be self-directed creating projects and producing works specific to their interests in the medium. Students will become more competent with darkroom processes, mixing chemicals, developing film, printing and enlarging B/W and colour images, and become more proficient with digital processes. There will be an in-class critique every two weeks.

Photography 11 Elective
"A photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, no one has yet approached the full possibilities of the medium." - Ansel Adams

Photography is an excellent way to capture the moment and hold memories. It is the contents in the family album. The photograph is the essence of human history. Upon completing photography 11, the student will be able to identify and compose a successful photograph, learn how to use the camera in a creative and confident manner as a way to document life and as a vehicle for artistic expression, understand and develop both B/W and colour film, be more familiar with darkroom processes, print and enlarge images, and learn how to scan and manipulate images in Adobe Photoshop.

Photography 10
"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." - Diane Arbus

Photography 10 is an exploration of the visual world around us as we collect memories, thoughts, and ideas by capturing light. In class students learn how to use and operate cameras, from point and shoot to manual cameras composition, symbolism, concepts, and issues. Students are introduced to a wide spectrum of the medium from darkroom to digital. Upon completing photography 10, the student will be able to identify and compose a successful photograph, learn how to use the camera as creative tool to document life and as a means for artistic expression. Students will learn more advanced photographic concepts and processes from film to digital processes.


Photography 9
"One must stand still and open one's eyes, to truly see the spirits that move amongst us!" - J. Wayne Kaubach

Photography is an excellent way to capture the moment and hold memories. It is the contents in the family album, and the essence of human history. Upon completing photography 9, students learn how to use the camera as creative tool to document the world around them. Students will learn photographic concepts and processes from digital to film processes: they will understand basic properties of light, composition, and darkroom processes from developing B/W film o enlarging images, and have proficiency with computer imaging.

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