Courses of Study: Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication

Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication, Grade 9 - 12, Large Format Photography, 2009

1.) Apply laboratory safety rules, regulations, and procedures for large format digital photography, including cleaning, storing, and replenishing chemicals.

2.) Demonstrate the ability to use large format cameras, including the Camera ZII, a pinhole camera with 4x5 film, and the Cambo View Camera.

3.) Explain the history of the view camera, including the concept behind the cameras' appearance in the tenth century, invention of the camera obscura, invention of light sensitive materials in the early nineteenth century, and the construction of the first studio view cameras.

4.) Demonstrate various view camera applications.

•  Identifying the correct perspective for tailoring exposure and development
•  Utilizing multiple exposures with various types of light
•  Photographing landscapes with self-developing film to produce a final image
•  Demonstrating methods to retouch large negatives or transparencies
•  Creating artistic studio images of stationary subjects
5.) Describe various view camera designs, including monorail, flatbed, front- and rear-standard, ground-glass, bellows, and cable-release.

6.) Determine advantages and functions of various camera styles.

•  Describing the dimensions of the monorail camera and its impact on corporate and industrial portraiture
•  Using modified wide-angle lenses to photograph architecture and interiors
•  Describing the portability limits of the monorail camera in the field
•  Using macro and micro lenses for close-up photography
7.) Identify essential accessories for a view camera, including exposure meters, gelatin filters, screw-in filters, and lens shades.

8.) Combine visual elements in large-format photography.

•  Producing portraiture employing a diverse range of techniques and processes
•  Creating multiple solutions to photographic problems
•  Producing portraits for entry into competitions
9.) Evaluate various photographs for origins of specific images and ideas.

•  Determining ways photographs differ visually, spatially, and functionally
•  Describing how visual differences of photographs are related to history and culture
•  Critiquing the aesthetics of selected works of art
10.) Utilize professional-grade digital equipment and software, including church portrait and directory manager software and digital studio backgrounds.

11.) Create a portfolio that reflects exceptional quality photographic works for internship.