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Edalongthepacific

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Teaching Photography
« on: December 29, 2010, 09:47:31 am »

I need listing of essential skills and techniques that may be listed as part of a photography curriculum. Thank you.
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Geoff Wittig

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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 10:49:08 am »

And anti-gravity boots.
And a 12 - 600 mm f:2 lens that weighs 6 ounces for less than $1,000.
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 02:38:41 pm »

Actual I have assembled a three page listing of notes and topic areas, in Word format, that I am willing to share with anyone who is interested. I think I may have missed something critical so review or input from any thinking individual is welcome.
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 02:07:56 pm »

This is such a wide and varied topic one could make lists that go on for days and chapters.  Actually, I think they're called 'books'   ;D

I'd suggest maybe a more specific question, or if you want people to comment on what you've created, post a link.

Mike.
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 04:23:09 pm »

Why do members here always have to give smart ass answers?  Being a photography teacher, I could help but I feel like I'm with fourth graders.
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 05:22:17 pm »

"Why do members here always have to give smart ass answers?  Being a photography teacher, I could help but I feel like I'm with fourth graders"

Probably because its like saying  " I want to build a Nuclear Power Plant - How do I do it ? Thoughts ? "

It is such a broad question that the answer is apparently what wolfnowl calls "A Book"    ;)

 In the spirit of a fourth grader let me just add.... :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

Happy New Year everyone !

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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 07:41:59 pm »

I need listing of essential skills and techniques that may be listed as part of a photography curriculum. Thank you.

A thorough understanding of shutter speeds, apertures, ISO and how they interact.

Exposure basics.

The basics of depth of field.

The basics of white balance

If time permits, some "traditional rules" of composition and critiques sessions of assignments designed to show that the student has an understanding of what has been taught. Make the assignments so that the students focus on a specific area. As an example, moving subjects to learn about shutter speeds.

By the time you've covered all that, the semester will be over.

This assumes of course, that you're asking about a course for novices.

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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 09:10:59 pm »

Why do members here always have to give smart ass answers? 

When somebody asks for it, we are only happy to oblige ;)

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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 09:50:35 pm »

And a 12 - 600 mm f:2 lens that weighs 6 ounces for less than $1,000.

No can do. The only available lens is here and is selling for US$26,000. Only one left in stock. Hurry!
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 12:40:02 am »

Basically, put the camera on "P" (Professional) and then press the silver thingy whilst the cat is in the middle of the viewfinder.
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 08:00:57 am »

I need listing of essential skills and techniques that may be listed as part of a photography curriculum. Thank you.
With modern cameras you can take pictures without understanding the technical basics... and mostly photography is taught as an art, not a science... so you could start off with appreciation of medieval great master paintings, if an art degree is not a pre-requisite for the course.

Teach them to try to work out what they are trying to depict,,, tell them that being in the right place at the right time (with a suitable camera) is the first basic requirement.

Are there not "silly buses" for the various exams? I would be interested in seeing your list.

Technical basics should start with a brief mention of the Kamera Obscura, leading on the limitations and benefits of using a lens instead of a hole... leading on to Aperture, DOF, shutter speed etc.
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 09:32:29 am »

Basically, put the camera on "P" (Professional) and then press the silver thingy whilst the cat is in the middle of the viewfinder.
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2011, 11:18:09 am »

The book that has been the backbone to most programs, has been the one by Upton and a group of contributors.  It is called 'Photography'.  While it covers film, it also covers digital and aesthetics as well.

A great fundamental book for both a teacher and a student.

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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2011, 05:32:47 am »

Why do members here always have to give smart ass answers?  Being a photography teacher, I could help but I feel like I'm with fourth graders.


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I could help but I feel like I'm with fourth graders.

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I think you just gave one? :)

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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2011, 08:50:29 pm »

Actual I have assembled a three page listing of notes and topic areas, in Word format, that I am willing to share with anyone who is interested. I think I may have missed something critical so review or input from any thinking individual is welcome.

Could you cut and paste the text in the thread? I think you would receive more useful suggestions that way.
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Re: Teaching Photography
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2011, 11:48:34 pm »

Could you cut and paste the text in the thread? I think you would receive more useful suggestions that way.
I second the motion.

Eric
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