Photography 11

Mr. Clancy


Photography 11 is a developed course that meets the requirements set out by the new BC Ministry of Education Curriculum learning outcomes for Photography 11. The course is a mix of theory and practice. Students will appreciate the dichotomy between theory and technical proficiency in photography. Students will be able to create a print that is technically perfect and containing content that is meaningful and thought out.


Classroom Rules

Be respectful of yourself and your teacher

Room 206 will be a cell phone free zone during class time. Please leave your cell phone in your locker

Arrive on time to class

Let the teacher know if you need to leave the room

Be present

Attitudes/ Work Habits

Work to ones personal best

Work in a team atmosphere to overcome problems and concepts

Maintain an organized work environment


Develop film into negatives

Print photographic prints

Make contact sheets

Modify and customize images (analogue and digital)

Create a negative library

Convert documents into digital files using a scanner

Manipulate these images with digital retouching software


Understand the basic operation of a manual SLR Camera

Understand the theory behind how film works

Understand how photo paper works

Comprehend the role that photography has played in society over the centuries

Identify and differentiate the different fields of photography


Pen, Pencil

Sketchbook made in first week

Your own SLR camera is an asset, as it means that you will be able to work at your own pace


           Evaluation will be transparent, meaning that marks breakdown will be available for every assignment. You will be marked on a number of things. Marks will be based on the quality of the negative, the quality of the print, inclusion of contact sheet, and content. For each assignment there will be a marks breakdown on the assignment sheet. Digital assignments will be marked on many factors including digital retouching, and good resolution images handed in, ready for print. Late assignments will not be accepted unless accompanied by a note from your parent/guardian.


This class has a certain amount of freedom to it. There are opportunities to work outside of the classroom. With this freedom comes responsibility. If you do not attend lectures, you will probably fail this class! Regular attendance is mandatory. You are expected to be in class, on time and attend every class.


I’m happy to assist you outside of class hours. Please contact me at to arrange a time.



A module is a unit consisting of 1-2 minor assignments and possibly 1 major assignment. Each module has a focus on one aspect of photography.


Module 1 Set-up and introduction

Classroom etiquette and procedures

Drawers assigned

Google Photo

PDF demo

Emails collected

Workbooks created in class

Module 2 Pinhole Camera assignment

Pinhole Camera assignment assigned

Darkroom work habits /etiquette

Darkroom procedures

Module 3 First darkroom assignment

Anything and Everything project assigned

How to load film onto reels video link

Module 4 Introduction to Visual Elements

Visual Elements minor assignment completed in class

Visual Elements film project assigned

Visual Elements Powerpoint

Module 5 Composition

We will discuss composition and watch a video in class

Composition Project assigned

Module 6 Aperture

Aperture discussed

Aperture major assignment assigned

Aperture PowerPoint

Module 7 Photoshop Tutorials

First, we (re)learn all the tools with this project

Second, we learn Layer Masks

Third, we learn how to scan

Finally, we will be completing a large project that will combine scanning and a digital image.

Module 8 ISO

ISO introduced and discussed in class

ISO project introduced

Module 9 RAW images

RAW file format discussed in class and overview

RAW FILE project  introduced

Module 9 Introduction to exposure triangle

Classroom discussion about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

Class shown digital camera simulator

Module 10 Shutter Speed

Shutter speed PowerPoint

Blurred Movement Assignment


Module 11 White Balance

White Balance discussed in class

White Balance project introduced

Module 12 100 photos

100 Photos assignment assigned