Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Digital Photography w/Photpshop 

Teacher: Sarah Tarabocchia 


This course builds the foundation for visual literacy regarding both form and content of photographic images. The elements and principles of design as they relate to photographic composition are emphasized. Students learn
framing within the viewfinder and explore various compositional principles. Students also learn to examine images critically through weekly critiques of their own works. Comprehension and mastering the use and functions of the digital SLR camera are the major emphasis of this course. Digital processing techniques are introduced using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop but are not required for the student to purchase. In-class demonstrations will be provided. Class participation and outside assignments using their DSLR camera is required for this course and is the majority of the emphasis for grading purposes. No textbook is required for this course. All materials beyond the camera will be provided for them, however, there is a copy fee. Students must have access to a computer to download digital files and share them via internet.

Required materials: DSLR camera, laptop and Photoshop

Text: None

Supply fee: $30.00 (check written to Sarah Tarabocchia due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020)

Tuition: $400 ($40.00/month for 10 months, August-May or $45/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

revised 2/16/2021

Sarah Tarabocchia 

Sarah Tarabocchia is a Midlothian, Virginia native and attended VCU School of Nursing, but it was her love of the creative arts that drew her to become a professional photographer and studio owner. Sarah has over 20 years of photographic experience in both film and digital media. While her professional experience has focused mainly on weddings and portraits, she has also taught high school students digital photography since 2015 and home educated her three children since 2007. For her, teaching the fundamentals and art of photography has allowed her to share her passion with the next generation of photographers. Currently, she owns Sarah Chase Photography and resides in Midlothian with her husband, three teenagers and two dogs.