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Photography & Digital Technology


Photography – Elective

High School

Full Year – 1 Credit Class

Meets: 2023 – 2024| Thursdays,12:45 – 1:45 p.m. CST

Instructor: Becky Gardner

Required Materials: regular access to a digital camera, or camera phone

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Photography & Digital Technology – Photography is used in nearly every aspect of life. As images become a more important part of how we communicate and interact, understanding how to capture a compelling image becomes increasingly important.  This skill will add to your student’s vocational repertoire in a powerful way.

Beginners will enjoy being creative and learning the basics of taking good photos as well as how to use them digitally in presentations, portfolios and more. Advanced students will fine-tune their skills by completing more difficult and challenging assignments.

Photography students will need to have regular access to a digital camera or camera phone. Editing and presentation projects will require access to the Google suite (docs, sheets, slides, etc). Additional apps will be suggested for camera phones. These are not required for beginners but will likely be necessary for intermediate students using a camera phone and wanting to take their skills to the next level. Students will also be observing & journaling about photography and will need a notebook/digital document for keeping notes, ideas, and observations.

Photography Class will cover:

  • Loving Your Subject with the Perfect Backdrop Framing Lighting Composition
  • Emotion
  • Portraits
  • Nature & Landscape
  • Still Life
  • Macro & Food Photography
  • Famous Photographers
  • Becoming Me As A Photographer
  • A Great Photograph Deserves to Be Sharp

Students will also complete one or more of the following Digital Photography Projects each semester.

  • Make a Promotional Flyer
  • Create a Slide Presentation
  • Create a Photo Journal
  • Create a Digital Scrapbook
  • Create a Portfolio Website
  • Create a Digital Picture Book
  • Create a Digital Postcard
  • Create a Vision Board

Required Materials: 

  • Access to a digital camera or a phone with a camera
  • Apps such as Canva for graphic design/embellishment
  • Snap Cards from
  • Teacher-provided course materials

Pair this course with Form and Color, Orienteering or Life Skills 101 for a robust year of learning. Purchase a Bundle for greater savings.

Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.

Middle school or Junior High Students who want to be challenged may also join this high school level class.


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