The art of digital imaging through the use of Adobe Photoshop is explored in this course. Students create images with 35mm Digital SLR cameras. Students focus on a theme, design, and publish a hard-cover book in the fall term based on their summer project. Students learn to edit and manipulate their images in Adobe Photoshop by participating in hands-on demonstrations and completing technical exercises. Participation in class critiques is required as images created by students are analyzed for aesthetic, conceptual, and theoretical concerns. The latter part of the course is focused on portfolio development as students work to develop their individual voice through the photographic medium. Paper and ink are provided for a fee of $135 per term. Student work is entered in regional and international photography contests and exhibited throughout the year in the George School galleries. This course may be taken as an Advanced Placement course in the senior year or with special permission from the instructor. Students may take this course in their junior or senior years as an IB Visual Art. Please see the IB Visual Arts and AP Studio Art descriptions for more information.
Open to: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors