This course is designed to give students a broad overview of the use of the two-dimensional art of digital photography. Students will gain practical experience and learn the technical and historical information essential to master the art of digital photographic representation with computer manipulation. Basic information and techniques will be stressed and skills will be applied in a variety of ways. The course will increase knowledge of the physical skills necessary in creating photographs as well as an intellectual understanding of critical judgments in the fine arts. This course is aligned to the Visual and Performing Arts California Career Technical Education Standards
Rationale for this course: The visual arts have been a part of human expression since prehistoric times. The visual arts have been used in all cultures and civilizations to communicate ideas, customs, traditions, and beliefs. The value of instruction and exposure to the visual arts is immeasurable in the humanizing process.