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Individualized instruction in photography online and hands-on in the classroom.
Instructor Don Camp

     Quizlet for the history of photography LINK
What's this class all about? Syllabus


Tools for this class:
  GIMP official site Downloads are free.
  iPiccy online photo editor
  Flickr The photo sharing site we use in class.
You will also need to be able to order prints from your photos. Walgreens, Costco, and Rite-Aid all make good prints and have a one hour service. You can upload pictures from your computer to these sites, and the prints will be waiting for you to pick up in about an hour.

Semester Final Project
We will not have a final semester test. But we do have a final project which will be presented on Jan. 22nd and 25th. The project is to research the lives and the work of two famous photographers and present in class what you find in a slide show or video.  A list of famous photographers is on the page linked below as well as the specific things you should find out and present about the photographers you choose.

Semester Final Project

Two lists and info on 50 + famous photographer:
27 Famous Photographers

26 Famous Photographers

Yousuf Karsh
Project  Nature
Where to begin?  Shall we photograph huge landscapes, capturing deserts and mountain ranges? Or attach a macro lens and photograph insects in our studio? Is today a flower day or are we stalking buffalo at Yellowstone? Probably if you are just exploring nature photography you will want to try out them all. So should you buy a ticket for India to photograph tigers? Probably not. The best idea is to start where you are. Or close.

Explore nature    Project Nature

Mt. Rainier
Project  The Extraordinary
We walk by extraordinary things every day at home, and school and in our community. They are ordinary things like colorful fall leaves or simple tools around the house or the things we use in school. We miss the extraordinary because we do not look closely enough, but it is there. And we can turn those ordinary things back to extraordinary with out camera.

Extraordinary   Project Extraordinary

Project   Photographing Winter
A snowy morning can be one of the more beautiful times in Olympia and Lacey.
But there is a lot more to photograph winter season that snow. There are special family times, holiday lights and decorations, and dreary winter rain. And frost.

Look around and see winter in a new way.  
Project  Informal People Pictures
We probably take more pictures of people than any other subject, especially if we have a camera phone.  Most of the pictures we take are fun pictures, snapshots. Portraits including candid portraits  are different. They are photos of people taken casually but intentionally with the goal to capture the personality of the subject. Here's one of Mrs. O'Hara

Take a bunch of candid portraits 
Project Informal Portraits

Kim O'Hara
Portraits of Children
Child are fun to photograph. You never know what will happen. But if you are patient and take a lot of pictures, you get some prize winners. This project gives you some tips on taking good photos of kids and practice.

Explore the wonderful subject of children Project Children
Project  Around the House
This is a project that asks you to see interesting things in ordinary places, and there is nothing more ordinary than breakfast.

There is no place that has more photo opportunities than your home.

Find some ordinary things and make them look great. Around the House

Required Project   Christmas Cards
This project asks you to  create photos around the theme of Christmas. We'll do some of this in class, but some will need to be done outside of class.

This photo was taken by a student from last year Cooper Downey

Look here for Project Christmas


Upload pictures to the class Flickr site LINK

Photo Gallery     

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