Digital Photography II: Discovering Your Creative Potential *

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 learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye catching photograph. 

Required materials: 

  •  Digital camera: “point and shoot” or above. A Smartphone may be used for most required tasks, however, appropriate applications will need to be installed to allow the student to make the necessary adjustments to the camera mode, shutter speed, and aperture. 
  • One frame (of your choice) to display a photograph on the wall 
  • 3M strip (or something similar) 
  •  Image editing software capable of the following: 


– changing a photo to black and white 

– adjusting color and brightness 

– resizing images 

– applying filters and special effects like texture or glitter 

– creating layers 

Unit 1

Lesson 1: Photography as a Career

Lesson 2: Legal and Ethical Concerns

Lesson 3: Photographers and Critiques

Lesson 4: Photography Software


Unit 2

Lesson 5: The Darkroom

Lesson 6: Art, Product, and Stock Photography

Lesson 7: Photojournalism

Lesson 8: Wedding Photography


* This course requires you to prove your ability to adhere to the expectations of HHSO prior to being enrolled into it. Therefore, coach approval is required.