Photography 12

Student receives credit for Media Arts 12

View the complete Learning Outcomes here: Media Arts 12

Course Description:

In today’s world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Many of the images that we see have been created by professional photographers. In this course, we will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye catching photograph.


  • Unit 1: Photography as a Career
  • Unit 2: Legal and Ethical Concerns
  • Unit 3: Photographers and Critiques
  • Unit 4: Photography Software

Midterm Exam

  • Unit 5: The Darkroom
  • Unit 6: Art, Product, and Stock Photography
  • Unit 7: Photojournalism
  • Unit 8: Wedding Photography

Final Exam


First Assignment/Unit 1 10%
Unit 2 10%
Unit 3 10%
Unit 4 10%
Unit 5 10%
Unit 6 10%
Unit 7 10%
Unit 8 10%
Midterm 10%
Final 10%

Required Resources: a computer with internet access and a camera (a camera phone is acceptable).

BC Performance Standards