This lesson, and the subsequent associated with this project will combine story writing and photography analysis to help students create vivid imagery and expressive stories that compliment the images taken.
Students completing this project will be expected to be able to analyze photo essays, determine their own cultural influences on storytelling, how digital tools can be used to shape thought, and the deep rooted ethics in photojournalism.
Although they may have mastered the selfie, they could still have lot to learn about the history, technique, and equipment involved in digital photography.
In this unit, students take a journey through the basics of photography technique, explore the history of analog photography, predict the future of digital photography, and create their own photo essays.
Although it serves as an excellent resource for English Language Learners, the vocabulary and breakdown of camera components apply to all students, as does the creative children's book project.
Explore more about the history of photography with this Portrait Photography Lesson Plan as a springboard for comparing the past and present.
Mixed together they create a powerful messaging tool.
While the proverb reads that pictures are worth 1000 words, helping students find those 1000 words are often difficult.
Take your high school students on a journey through the history, technique, and future trends of digital photography.
When they capture selfies and snapshots of friends for social media, students are using digital photography skills.