Aperture Lesson // Digital Photography

Medium: Adobe Photoshop
Time: 1-2 days {One day dedicated to in class demo and practice shooting} 
Grade: 9-12 
Objective: Develop a basic understanding of Aperture and "F-stops"
Explore the use of Macro Mode [Point and shoot cameras]
Explore the use of Aperture Priority Mode [Digital SLR models]
Materials: Digital camera 

Tip: For this lesson I allow students to use Macro mode & Aperture mode on their cameras.  I found that the most important concept for the kids to understand is the importance of light & and the difference between shallow/deep depth of field. 

* All photographs taken by the following students grade 9-12: [see below] [Rose S.] [Ashley B.] [Travis M.] [Erika.] [Yinka O.] [Eva G.] [Lesli Z.] [Kelsey C.] [Hannah V.] [James K.] [Melissa N.]

Aperture Lesson
Tip: For the Fist Aperture shooting lesson I required the students to photograph around their house, during science class [if the teacher allows them] and around school grounds. Creating interesting images from everyday life allows them to feel successful without the class "my life is too boring...I have nothing to photograph"

Aperture Lesson

      Teacher: Meredith Hudson
      Class: Digital Imaging
      Grade: 9-12
      State: NJ
      Teachers Artwork: [Website]

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