Photographer Web Study

Lesson Plan for Advanced Digital Photography (Grade 10-12)

Prepared by Art Schultz

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Using a set of blogs suggested and an RSS aggregator, the student will be able to research current best practice in photography skills, imagery, and inspiration, whilst reading professionals’ blogs. The methods of research will contain both primary and secondary sources. Students will document their learning on their  blogs.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

ITSE Standards for Students 

2A                                                                                                         

3B

3C

3D

5A

                                

                        

                

                                                

                                                                         

                        

OBJECTIVES

  1. Subscribe to professional blogs through suggested links.
  2. Comment on blog posts, discussing its relevance to your work as a student photographer.
  3. Create a summary post for your blog, that incorporates your learning and inspiration.
  4. Post the blog post to your class for feedback.

MATERIALS NEEDED

  1. Blog List
  2. RSS Aggregator ‘Feedly’. This is used to follow a number of blogs, bringing content directly to you.
  3. Your blog.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

These must be completed to receive at least a C grade.

  1. One blog post to the class, as an introduction to your study. Minimum 1 image, and 3 sentences.
  2. A second blog post, containing 200 - 300 words writing, minimum of 3 images in final post. Discuss at least 3 ‘take-aways’ from your reading.
  3. Proper citing of work, including images.
  4. A statement in conclusion.  Why did this work ‘speak’ to you? How will it affect your photographic work?
  5. Does the website meet your expectations?  What can you use from it to improve your website or blog?

ACTIVITY

The activity here is to follow a blog, or blogs that speak to your needs a photographer.  The list is not exhaustive, and others may be considered.  The idea here is to grow, by learning from people that are doing.