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Level 1 - Foundation Year:

“Level One” is considered our “Foundation Year” Students will incorporate a broad spectrum of disciplines integrating art, technology, and academics.

B - Basic Photography

Student Objectives:
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will be able to set up and complete a studio photo shoot with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.

901 Prepare and present a portfolio.
906 Participate in critiques of commercial art projects.

Theory Tasks:
801 Operate digital camera and accessories.
802 Compose a photograph through the lens.
803 Differentiate lighting options and their effects.
804 Stabilize camera.
805 Download and manage digital images.
905 Matte and mount works of art.

Main Assignment

Final Design

Basic Photography
Complete the final "Portfolio" design, this should be done to the highest level of completion.

After you have taken the final photo, go into Photoshop and change the color photo to black and white... these two photos will be your final graded project!

Final Design

The Visual Communications Program has a heavy focus on the traditional drawing, although drawing techniques are discussed and reviewed in class, the majority of class time needs to be used learning software applications and tools that are not readably available at the student home. In most cases colleges still expect to see a minimum of 8 to 10 traditional drawing pieces. Also a final study completed in traditional drawing could takes as long as 8 to 15 hours if not even longer depending on the subject matter and size.

Think. Plan. Create.

Visual Communications

Is A Central Montco Technical High School Program

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