This class provides students the opportunity to study and explore digital photography and learn techniques used in a digital darkroom. Students will learn how to properly use a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera. Students will explore and learn manual settings, camera optics and focal lengths, lighting, perspective and exposure. The second half of the course will focus on processing the images using current digital darkroom techniques. Students will learn to process images using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates technical, design and conceptual skills. Students will have the opportunity to explore both natural and studio light scenarios. They will develop their artistic eye using various design techniques like the Rule of Thirds and the Fibonacci Series. They will create commercial and fine art while building the foundations of the principles and elements of art and design.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173