Our Photography courses at Ossining High School are designed to engage students in learning about the ever changing and growing world of photography. In our Phot 1 classes, students learn how to create, edit, and import digital images for email, smart board presentations, slide shows, and online photo galleries using Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, Blogs, Smart Notebook, Photo Story 3, Power Point, and Publisher. Students will learn basic design skills while applying them to projects such as photomontages, slide shows, and posters.
In Photography II students will learn all the components and functions of a DIGITAL SLR CAMERA. Students will experiment with shutter speed, depth of field, selective focus, lighting, portraiture and photojournalism. They will learn advance techniques in Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop. Students will concentrate on portraiture, lighting techniques and photographing events. Students will also concentrate on photo journalism and will photograph school events. School events will count as their INDEPENDENT STUDY (2 per quarter/4 per semester) and will be published in the school yearbook and school website.
In our upper level photography classes students are encouraged to develop their own photographic vision, through group critiques and discussions with the instructor, leading to the development of a portfolio of fine mounted prints. Students explore the history of photography, become familiar with the styles of famous photographers and are introduced to professional photographers to provide a context for their own work.