This is a semester long course designed as an elective for all students. Personal cameras are not required but encouraged for this course in which the students will explore photographic theory, process, and the history of photography. Students will master the basic components of Digital photography: The camera functions and settings, image downloading and saving for a variety of formats, and image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Photographic composition skills are stressed and the principles of design involved in making photographic images are emphasized while the students learn to use a digital SLR camera and Adobe Photoshop. Photography students will also maintain a portfolio of their photographs including the histories of those works as evidence of their technical and aesthetic growth.