Photographer Web Study
Lesson Plan for Advanced Digital Photography (Grade 10-12)
Prepared by Art Schultz
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.
ITSE Standards for Students
- Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
- Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
- Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
- Process data and report results
- Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
- Subscribe to professional blogs through suggested links.
- Comment on blog posts, discussing its relevance to your work as a student photographer.
- Create a summary post for your blog, that incorporates your learning and inspiration.
- Post the blog post to your class for feedback.
- Blog List
- RSS Aggregator ‘Feedly’. This is used to follow a number of blogs, bringing content directly to you.
- Your blog.
These must be completed to receive at least a C grade.
- One blog post to the class, as an introduction to your study. Minimum 1 image, and 3 sentences.
- 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.
- Proper citing of work, including images.
- A statement in conclusion. Why did this work ‘speak’ to you? How will it affect your photographic work?
- Does the website meet your expectations? What can you use from it to improve your website or blog?
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.
- Read, go back in history of older posts, understand the photographer’s work as shown.
- Evaluate the work, and prepare a ‘teaser post’ for your classmates. Help them to get excited about the photographer you are studying.
- Ask questions in comments… you might just get an answer.
- Prepare a final post that shows a summary of your findings.
- Ensure you follow proper attribution of your sources