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How to Make an Absolutely Awesome High School Photography Curriculum

Do you teach photo classes? Do you need a curriculum map for this year? You’ve come to the right place! Teaching photography is a lot of fun! But if you don’t have a plan to help you keep track of where you’re going, it is very possible that you’ll get a little lost in the middle of the semester.

 

NOTE: I have given you links to each of the units I’ve created below. The units themselves are available for sale, but if there are videos associated with the units, they will be free for you to view.

 

 

How to Make an Absolutely Awesome High School Photography Curriculum

How to Make an Absolutely Awesome Graphic Design Curriculum

Curriculum… Just take a second to let that word soak in… How does it make you feel?

Worried?

Confident?

Restricted?

Reassured?

 

NOTE: I have given you links to each of the units I’ve created below. The units themselves are available for sale, but if there are videos associated with the units, they will be free for you to view.

 

 

How to Make an Absolutely Awesome Graphic Design Curriculum

Photopea vs Photoshop: Teach Students How to Refine Edge in Photos

In these videos, we’re discussing how to cut the background out of one video and then place the subject into another picture. We’ll explore how to do it first in Photoshop. You can use Photopea online, but you'll need to purchase and download Photoshop.

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Cut Out Background in Photoshop
Cut Out Background in Photopea

 

 

Photopea vs Photoshop: Teach Students How to Refine Edge in Photos

Photopea vs Photoshop: Teach Students How to Use the Blending Modes

Blending Modes

In this video, we’re discussing how to use the blending modes. We’ll explore the blending modes first in Photoshop, then in Photopea. You can use Photopea online, but you'll need to purchase and download Photoshop.

This link will explain blending modes in depth: https://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-editing/layer-blend-modes/intro/

 

 

Photopea vs Photoshop: Teach Students How to Use the Blending Modes

Photopea vs Photoshop: Teach Students How to Brighten Photos

Brighten Photos

In this video, we’re discussing how to brighten photos. To lighten an image, you just need to follow a few simple steps. We’ll explore how to do it first in Photoshop, then in Photopea.

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Photopea vs Photoshop: Teach Students How to Brighten Photos

Is Color Really Important? Color Contrast in Photography

In the last two posts, one of my suggestions was to take your photos in black and white to make it easier to really see the contrast, whether that be high or low

 

 

Is Color Really Important? Color Contrast in Photography

Unity in Design: How to Create a Quality Design


This is it! The LAST principle for this series. This is the one that will tie them all together with a neat little bow.

 

 

Unity in Design: The Key to a Quality Design

Movement in Design: Lead People to What is Most Important


We’re on the home stretch, only 2 more principles to go!

 

 

Movement in Design: Showing the Viewer Where to Look

Emphasis in Design: How to Create a Focal Point


So far, we’ve discussed proximity alignment,

 

 

Emphasis in Design: How to Create a Focal Point

Balance in Design: Making Elements Work Together


In our exploration of the principles of graphic design thus far, we’ve covered proximity alignment

 

 

Balance in Design: Making Elements Work Together