Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Digital Photography w/Photpshop 

Teacher: Stephanie Barr (


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 to  frame within the viewfinder and discover various compositional  principles.  Students also learn to examine images critically, building their creative and artistic vocabulary through weekly  critiques of their own works and exposure to works of other photographers. Comprehension and exploration of  the use and  functions of the digital SLR camera are the major emphasis of this course.  Digital editing techniques are introduced using Adobe Lightroom Mobile, a free app students are encouraged to use.  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 however students will be asked to keep a visual journal. All  materials beyond the camera and journal 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 Stephanie Barr 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 8/16/2021

Stephanie Barr

B.F.A., Art Education, VCU
Arts in Healthcare, University of Florida

Stephanie graduated from VCU with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art Education and is certified K-12. She created a homeschool arts program at the Petersburg Area Art League while homeschooling her 3 boys. In 2015, Stephanie left the art league and started Pens, Paper & Paint LLC, a mobile arts education business, serving families throughout the Richmond region. In 2019, she completed a rigorous Arts in Healthcare program at UF and began delivering quality visual arts programming to senior living and dementia care residents in the area. Stephanie has two homeschool graduates (2019, 2021), a 9th grader currently attending Bridge Academy and is an active member of Second Branch. In her spare time, you can find Stephanie in her flower beds, creating mixed media art pieces and enjoying the area's arts and cultural events. 
Teaching: Photography
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