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Advanced Photography Grades 9-12

    Performing and Creating 
1-4 1-3 a. Produce a portfolio of well-composed, technically competent, and creatively expressive images, in either black and white or color digital prints.• Collaborate with others when developing and creating a portfolio.
1-4 1, 2 b. Explore and apply a variety of materials and techniques in order to maximize the potential of the student and the medium.• Explore higher education institutional and scholarship opportunities.
1-7 1, 2 c. Demonstrate collaboration, work ethic, and time management skills in creating a portfolio sufficient for use as a pre-employment tool or portfolio for admittance to an educational institution aimed at a photography career.• Interview, shadow, and/or complete an internship with a professional photographer to provide opportunities for discussion, guidance, and insight to related fields.
1-4 1-61-8d. Demonstrate the ability to express ideas through photography, discussion, and writing.• Produce works for a portfolio.• Explore opportunities to exhibit work.
    History and Culture 
1-3, 4, 61-81, 2, 41-6a. Research and study different applications of photography throughout the world.• Identify a variety of photographic techniques and themes and their relevance in our society.
1-71-81, 2, 41-6b. Research photography and its potential for artistic expression as impacted by individual environment.• Compare and contrast student’s photography with important historical photographs.
1, 21-81-4, 61-8c. Understand the role and limitations of photography.• Identify universal themes throughout various historical periods, and the influences on the creation of different forms and methods of photography.

*Prerequisite: Credit with Grade C or higher in Intermediate Photography or instructor’s permission

    Evaluation and Analysis 
1-41, 2 1-8a. Know and understand the criteria used to assess a quality photograph, including darkroom, software, and camera handling techniques.• Use description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment to critique photographs.
1, 2 1-51-8b. Evaluate and critique historical and contemporary forms of photography as well as the works of the student and his/her peers.• Use written and oral methods to respond to photographs.
1, 21-6, 8, 91-81-8c. Demonstrate sensitivity to both traditional and self-expressive applications of photography. 
    Aesthetic Perception 
  21-7a. Be able to discuss and defend personal positions on photography as an art form.• Discuss the impact of photography and its applications to marketing, communication, and artistic expression.
  21-7b. Demonstrate the capacity to enter into and maintain a knowledgeable discussion and sharing of opinions.• Write a personal definition of photography and beauty. Find and share examples that support that definition.
 1-6, 8 3-5c. Consider that, as an art form, diverse cultures view photography with different opinions.• Make a judgment about the success of a photograph.
 4 6, 7d. Recognize the scope and the diversity of photographic applications to our lives, our culture, and our society.• Share feelings of the significance of photography and how it is a part of life.
     • Discuss issues related to aesthetics, photographers, values in photography, and other related topics.

• Concept assimilation and demonstration
• Creativity
• Participation in class
• Rubric
• Safety habits
• Skill growth and manipulatives
• Time on task
• Working to assignment parameter

*Prerequisite: Credit with Grade C or higher in Intermediate Photography or instructor’s permission

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