Digital Photography

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Digital Photography

Type: Unit Study Adventure™
Grades: K-12th
Length: 4 Weeks

Author: Amanda Bennett


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Description

From Aristotle to Ansel Adams, people have studied light and photography for many years. From the first simple photographs to those coming back from outer space and the inside of a man, photography has opened up our world and beyond. Use this four-week unit study to teach your children how a digital camera works. Learn about the basic elements of composition and other important aspects of taking a good picture. From backyard scavenger hunts to photo journals of a typical day in your life, this academic adventure is both fun and fascinating!

From Aristotle to Ansel Adams, people have studied light and photography for many years. From the first simple photographs to those coming back from outer space and the inside of a man, photography has opened up our world and beyond. Use this four-week unit study to teach your children how a digital camera works. Learn about the basic elements of composition and other important aspects of taking a good picture. From backyard scavenger hunts to photo journals of a typical day in your life, this academic adventure is both fun and fascinating!

Topics covered in this study include:

  • The science of light and lenses.
  • The history of photography.
  • Camera basics.
  • Composing a photo.
  • Famous photographers and their work.
  • Applications of photography.
  • Working with a digital photograph.

Learning Objectives:

Week 1

  • Learn about the early history of photography.
  • Investigate some of the early photographs and their origins.
  • Study the inventors involved in the development of the camera.
  • Become familiar with the basic elements of a camera.

Week 2

  • Study the science of light and lenses.
  • Investigate the development of the camera.
  • Study famous early photographers and their work.
  • Learn how a digital camera operates.
  • Become familiar with the basics of photo composition.

Week 3

  • Study the use of light in photography.
  • Study famous photographers and their work.
  • Study the function of various settings on a digital camera.
  • Become familiar with the different types of digital cameras.
  • Learn about the importance of the basic rules of good photography.

Week 4

  • Investigate graphic file formats.
  • Study famous photographers and their work.
  • Learn about photo editing software.
  • Become familiar with various commercial uses of digital photography.

The Digital Photography study is part of the Unit Study Adventure series, designed to be a four-week study for grades K-12. The daily lesson plans have been written in two levels in this study:

Lower Level (elementary grades)
Upper Level (junior/senior high grades)

Give your budding photographer a head start with the Digital Photography study by Amanda Bennett. This Study includes Digital Photography Lapbook.

Type Unit Study Adventure™
Grade K-12th Grades
Length 4 Weeks
Page Count 109
Format Digital Download

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