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 Media Arts 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

  1. Be respectful of yourself and your teacher
  2. Put your cellphone in the cellphone tray at the beginning of class, it will be returned to you when the bell rings
  3. Arrive on time to class
  4. Let the teacher know if you need to leave the room
  5. Be present

Attitudes/ Work Habits





           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

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

Module 4 Introduction to Visual Elements

Module 5 Composition

We will discuss composition and watch a video in class

Composition Project assigned

Aperture discussed

Aperture major assignment assigned

Module 7 RAW images

Module 8 Introduction to exposure triangle

Module 9 ISO

Module 10 Shutter Speed

Module 11 White Balance

Module 12 Photoshop Tutorials

Module 13 100 photos

100 Photos assignment assigned

Module 14 More Photoshop! Collage Project

You will be working on a Photoshop Collage project

Module 16 Studio Photography

For this assignment, you will be taking photos in the room 206 studio, and will be using strobe photography.

You will be organizing and editing these photos in Adobe Camera Raw, and then using them to create your own playing cards to complete this assignment.

DO NOT crop your portrait images as you will be cropping them in the playing card assignment.

You will also be creating your own card back design.