The project-based program works to prepare students to create fine art photography using computers and DSLR cameras. Classes take place in a fully equipped multimedia computer lab. Students will advance their visual literacy and visual communication skills and refine their ability to transform their thoughts into meaningful images using the vocabulary of the visual arts. They will become increasingly skilled with progressively more advanced digital tools and technologies and hone their ability to analyze, interpret, formulate and express opinions and judgements about works of art, including their own. Students will exhibit their work and develop portfolios of their accumulated work.
Students learn technical aspects of photography, digital processing with Photoshop, and basic design principles. Focus is on creative exploration and manipulation of images and preparation for gallery showings.
Technical aspects are reviewed the first semester and command of the digital camera is emphasized. More challenging use of Photoshop and greater control over composition is expected from the advanced students.
Awards + Accolades
“Upside of Down,” Napa Valley Museum Exhibit
- Perspective, photography, selected from over 60 entries for high school-curated museum exhibit.
PTSA Reflections Art Contest – Marin County & State
- 1st Place in Photography Category
Academy of Art University Presidential Scholarship
- Full tuition, four years