Electives in Photography

The word photograph comes from the Greek words “light” and “paintbrush,” together meaning “drawing with light.” Photography is the process of making pictures from the action of light; light patterns, light reflected, light emitted. You can capture moments frozen in time and preserve ideas and emotions for future generations. This medium has evolved into an art form where artistic vision and technology blend together.

You will have the opportunity to study traditional processing methods as well as aspects unique to digital photography. Through experimentation you will learn about focal length, types of lenses, filters, shutter speed and aperture settings. We teach the chemicals and processes used during film development, dodging, burning and paper quality. In digital photography, you will work in our wonderful Macintosh lab and learn about Photoshop, resolution and desktop printing.

Photography Information Sheet