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Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Digital Photography w/Photpshop 

Teacher: David Clark (dvidclrk@gmail.com)


Description: 

Welcome to Digital Photography with Photoshop for grades 8 th and up! This class will be taught in the form of concept to application and then a class discussion/critique. We will explore the elements of exposure as it relates to aperture, shutter speed and ISO and their relationship to depth of field and more. There will be an emphasis on what makes a creative exposure not just a correct exposure. As important as understanding exposure so is composition. We will study and learn what " rules" bring together a creative composition. Each class, students will be presented with a photography concept and in turn, will be required to use this concept in a weekly photo session on their own and to produce one image that best depicts the assigned concept. The image will be uploaded to Engrade and critiqued in class the following week. Students will be graded on completion and effort. At the year's end, each student will select one favorite image to print and then mat and frame their print. We will hold a photography exhibit to showcase your student's work at Open House in February/March of 2018. My goal is to have each student view light as a tool, using it to present their personal perspective of the world around them. We will also explore the world of Photoshop and Lightroom through the use of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. We will learn to edit photographs like the pros. As a class, we will take the basics of photography and artistic composition to the digital darkroom where the sky’s the limit. Adobe’s Creative Cloud photography subscription not only offers photoshop and lightroom but also mobile editing and website making for portfolio use. 


Required materials: TBD   


Text: None


Craft/Supply fee: $30.00


Tuition: $395 ($39.50 per month for 10 months - August-May)


updated 3/17/18


David Clark

David first started with photography in 1999 with an old film camera that shot 35mm film.  He quickly found that he had a passion for the art and pursued learning everything he could at every chance.  He really began to develop his understanding in 2001 when he met a local photojournalist from the Richmond Times Dispatch who took David under his wing and mentored him in the beginning stages of understanding the photographic process. Fast forward to present day where David runs his own photography and cinematography business, has traded in the physical dark room for the digital one, is an image contributor to Getty Images and Lightstock and has a passion for sharing his knowledge of the art. David's work can be seen on numerous company websites, coffee table books, and even over a few fire places within the Richmond area.  He and his wife, Shirley have five amazing kids who they also homeschool.  David also serves as the media coordinator for his church, which serves the Chesterfield and Midlothian areas through multiple services each week.