Photography

Photography Syllabus

Mr. Lyons

Deer Creek High School

ericlyons@dcsok.org

Course Description:


Camera is required for class either a DSLR or a point and shoot will work, but it MUST a manual function.

The goal of Photography class is to provide a solid foundation in the creative, technical and historical aspects of photography. The program encourages individual growth and development through a broad range of studio and academic experiences as we move forward to developing an portfolio.

Objectives:

  • Be able to create compositions through the elements of art and the principles of design.

  • To challenge subject, composition, and content in a work of art produced by the student.

  • To establish a bridge between the students visual perception, actual perception, and their ability to discern shape, form, and aesthetic content as a means to manipulation and control to the medium.

  • Awareness of the different photography mediums

  • Awareness of the different fields that an art career is possible.

Expectations:

  • All students are expected to be to class on time.

  • Students are expected to work every day.

  • Some supplies will need to be gathered outside of class, nothing to strenuous, and all materials should be readily available.

  • Have an open mind.

  • Respect for others and their property/artwork.

 

Although not a requirement, we suggest a $25 donation per semester or $50 for year. Make checks payable to Deer Creek High School. This will help fund consumable materials in the classroom (photo paper, paint, pencils, etc.) If you would rather your student have an itemized list for individual supplies, I would be more than happy to provide one, but the cost will be beyond the suggested donation price.

Grading Policy

50 pts. Assignment

40 pts. Participation

10 pts. Final

ACADEMIC HONOR CODE

In order to sustain a community of trust in which students and teachers can work together to develop their educational potential and goals, ethical standards of honesty are expected so that all students may compete fairly in the classroom to earn their academic standing through their own efforts. Violations of the honor code include lying, cheating, or stealing. Acts of cheating are defined as follows:

1. Willfully copying or allowing class assignments to be copied.

2.    Falsely presenting other’s work as his/her own work.

3. Using notes or any other prompts to assist in answering test questions, unless allowed by the teacher.

4. Acquiring answers to test questions or homework by looking at any other students’ papers.

5. Being informed, or informing verbally or otherwise, of test questions or answers either during or prior to the testing situation, as well as answers to homework assignments for which you are given.

6. Plagiarizing someone else’s words or ideas.

7. Use of on-line resources to assist with homework, class assignments, quizzes, or tests is prohibited unless approved and allowed by the teacher.

A student who has been found to have violated the community of trust as expressed in the honor code will receive no credit (a zero) for the assignment on which the violation occurred, and his/her parent will be informed. Any student violating the academic honor code will lose semester test exemption status in all classes and recommendation for denial or dismissal from National Honor Society. Additional consequences may be added at the discretion of school personnel.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:

OCU Print and Draw Competition

Young Talent in Oklahoma

Scholastic Art and Writing

Senior Portfolio Day (Seniors only)

State Superintendents Arts Awards (seniors only)