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  • Middle School Creative Photography 2

    August 20, 2018

    Dear Parents and Students:

    Welcome back! The objective of this course Middle School Creative Photography 2 is to

    enable advance their technical and aesthetic foundations in photographic techniques. The goal of this course

    is to motivate the student and instill a love for the arts. This course may include, but is not limited to, color

    and/or black and white photography, researching the history of photography, making connections to

    contemporary and community photographers, critiquing using varied techniques, and experimenting.

    Student photographers use an art criticism process to evaluate, explain, and measure artistic growth. This

    course incorporates hands-on activities. Due to the nature of this course, each student is expected to take

    proper care of materials and follow the classroom rules to ensure a rewarding experience for everyone. I thank you very much for your cooperation. I look forward to a very exciting year.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Rizo

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    _________________________ ________________________ __________ Student Name Student Signature Grade _________________________ _________________________ __________ Parent Name Parent Signature Date ____________________________ _________________________ Parent E-mail Parent Phone Number

  • Middle School Creative Photography 2 Class Guidelines and Procedures

    2018-2019

    Mrs. Rizo COURSE OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this course is to enable students to develop intermediate-level skills and creative approaches in the production and understanding of photographic imagery, and to acquire knowledge of photography as an art form. Students perceive and respond to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment. Students use the vocabulary of photography to express their observations.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION This class concentrates on many areas of photography: History of Photography, technical skills, creativity, composition, computer/digital imaging (Photoshop CC), and some alternative processes. Control of photo equipment and techniques, experimentation, problem solving, and portfolio development are critical to the course.

    COURSE MATERIALS REQUIRED: • $5.00 Photography Class Fee (for the year) Pay Online (http://www.onlinerene.com/fees/search.aspx) • Point & Shoot or Digital SLR Camera with 3 MB or higher NO FILM CAMERAS ARE ACCEPTED • Memory Card for Camera 8G or higher • USB 8G or higher • Composition Notebook • Markers, Color Pencils or Crayons • Pen and Pencil Bring all required materials to every class: folder, pen, usb (write your name and period on materials). Students will create Edmodo account (parents can have access to it) where they will upload all the assignments. Students MUST keep a copy of their folder in their usb. GRADING: Grades will be determined individually based on completion of a project, quiz score, test score, assignment and participation. Comprehension, effort, and initiative will be considered. Late work will be penalized. If at any time, you wish to know the status of your grades, please ask. Final Grades will be calculated as follows:

    Grade Scale Project 35% Test 25% Quiz 15% Assignment 15% Participation 10%

    • Participation in class: Students will need to bring in their cameras only if teacher posts it on Edmodo.com or HW page. Students who do not bring in cameras on the days that they are needed will receive a zero for participation. • Cheating/plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any student who is caught using an image from the internet or taken by another student will result in a Zero and will not receive credit for that assignment. • Student is always expected to be on task and be working on their assignments at all times. If Student is not on task will receive a zero for assignment. • It is imperative in this course to have access to a camera at all times throughout the year. Failure to have a camera will result in a low academic grade for the course.

  • The format of the tests will vary depending on the material covered. If at any time you wish to review, or advance on any projects students must notify me prior so I will be available after school for additional assistance. MAKE-UPS: An excused absence from class may cause the student to fall behind. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to make up projects, tests and/or assignments. Projects, tests and assignments must be made up the week that the student returns to school. If the absence is unexcused then the grades will result in a zero. Any test or assignment that is late ten points will be deducted for each day and eventually not made up will result in a zero. Tests are announced at least one week ahead of time; therefore, an absence before a test will not excuse you from having to take the test on the test day. You will be expected to take the test with the rest of the class. BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES Behavior:

    1. You are expected to respect teacher authority 2. You are expected to respect others and their property. Property includes cameras, digital files and access to digital accounts. 3. You are responsible for your camera, equipment and digital log in. (Doral Academy is not responsible for the students equipment.) Remember to log off of any website you log into. Edmodo, G-Metrix and Digital Drive. 4. Clean up after yourself. Students need to clean their working area, put the keyboard back, and wait for dismissal. You will not be permitted to leave unless all garbage is thrown away and the room is neat. 5. No Food or Drinks 6. Be on time 7. Follow directions and work quietly 8. Bring your materials to class 9. Take care of equipment and the labs. If you believe your machine is not operating correctly, notify me immediately!! Do not attempt to repair it yourself. Anyone caught mistreating the computers will be referred immediately to the Administration and will be responsible for reimbursing the school for any damages caused to school property. 10. Do not access any of the system files or make any changes, COMPUTERS WILL BE MONITORED. 11. Do not access any social networking, chat software, games or open any personal e-mail messages, other than e-mails you are using for your class assignments. Do not access any inappropriate content. If you are caught playing on the computer or using any prohibit website, you will not be able to use the computer that day and will receive F/0 for the assignment due besides a disciplinary consequences. 12. Restroom/hall passes will be given at the discretion of the teacher; never during lecture time. Please use the restrooms before or after class. 13. NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES (Cell phones may not be used for taking pictures and will be sent to the office for 24hours)

    Consequences: Consequences for not following class procedures:

    1. Verbal warning

    2. Detention/Lower conduct grade

    3. Phone call to you parent/guardian

    4. Referral to administration

    5. Violating procedures involving computers will prevent the student from using the computers in the Lab and as a consequence student will receive an F/0 in the assignment besides a disciplinary action.

    6. If you refuse to follow directions or argue about my directions, you will be excluded from class immediately and security will be called. As a result, you will receive an F/0 for the day in both conduct and academic grades.

    ** When necessary, the teacher may bypass consequences, depending on the seriousness of the classroom disruption/behavior, and immediately refer the student to administration.

    If I have any questions or concerns, you may contact me via e-mail at jrizo@doralacademyprep.org

    mailto:jrizo@doralacademyprep.org

  • Student Name:_____________________________________________________________________________

    Grade: _________ Student No.:___________________Period:_____________________________

    CAMERA AND OTHER TECHNOLOGY USAGE FORM

    Students are expected to be responsible for school-owned equipment used in class including: cameras, tripods, batteries, memory cards, camera bags, computers, and software. Cameras are valued at more than $200. Camera repairs start at $100 minimum; these are not minor costs. Computer equipment must also be cared for in a businesslike manner and misuse will not be tolerated. Please Note: - It is the student’s responsibility to alert the teacher of any misuse of the equipment.

    This course does have a “check in/check out” procedure for all equipment. Any student who checks out equipment during class needs to make sure the equipment is working properly BEFORE beginning a shoot. Once the equipment is checked out it must be returned in working condition. Otherwise, the equipment failure will be your responsibility.

    I understand that my child will be required to pay for lost or damaged equipment if equipment is lost, broken, or damaged while checked out.

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    Parent or Guardian Name & Signature Date

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Student signature Date