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Digital Photography

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

In Digital Photography, students will learn the basics of photographic composition and lighting, the basics of using a digital camera and the basics of preparing a digital darkroom. Students will also learn basic color theory and the fundamentals of image processing. Students will be introduced to the basic elements and principles of art and history of photography as a medium of expression. This course is designed for the student who has no background in photography.


Should be prepared to read and write at a 9th-grade level.

Comprehensive Syllabus:

Required Materials:

Students require regular access to a working digital camera. Camera phones are not adequate for this course. To confirm that an individual camera is sufficient, please contact the lead teacher for details.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at

This specific course requires that students will need to install the free, open-source editing program The GIMP, available at  or have access to the desktop version of Photoshop.  GIMP works on Windows 7/8.1/10 or MacOS.  The ChromeOS platform is not supported for this course.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: available
Spring: available

Lead Teacher:

Maggie Hunter, Powell County High School,