Middle School Photography B

Why This Class

When your student grows up, you want them to know—and do—the kind of work that makes them happy. If photography is something that already puts a smile on your student’s face, this course will inspire them to level-up their skills in both taking and editing pictures.

Students in this course begin by learning the essential features of software for organizing and enhancing their photos. Mentors then guide students through a case study in which they strategize how to take top-notch pictures on a family vacation. Students also practice taking portraits of both people and animals (with an emphasis on respecting their subjects and practicing proper etiquette as photographers) and learn about tools for printing their finished work.

Students who complete this course expand their repertoire of skills to identify and make the most of photo opportunities on a daily basis. They are more excited than ever to practice and use photography to express their view of the world.

Overarching Questions

How can I manage and edit my photos?

What are some of the standard features of photo editing software?

What are the best ways to photograph nature?

How do I photograph people?

What is proper etiquette for a photographer?

Reading List

Mentors provide the required learning materials for this course.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 2

Format: Self-paced, with 1 monthly live session

Credits: 0.5

Required Equipment: A digital camera (phone cameras are okay; point-and-shoot or DSLR is preferred)