Photojournalists must make many decisions as they capture images to convey information of high news value. Students can ensure images of the highest quality and clarity if they have a thorough knowledge of camera capabilities and how to select camera settings to suit the environment and action.
This LESSON PLAN is designed as an introduction for beginners to teach students the fundamentals of exposure; how to adjust aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; and the functions and benefits of specific digital camera modes.
It is designed to be delivered over 3 x 90-minute class periods, however, the material allows for great flexibility and can be taught over the course of a week in shorter class periods or as a one-day intensive workshop.
In addition to the 8-page lesson plan, this product also includes a 42-slide PowerPoint TEMPLATE for students to complete the assessment/home connection assignment. All material is delivered in a ZIP FILE.
The lesson plan includes:
• Detailed lecture notes
• A hands-on activity for small peer teams
• Key Vocabulary sheet
• List of technology connections to meet The National Educational Technology Standards developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
• Links to additional resources & examples
• Assessment/home connection assignment
• PPT TEMPLATE for the assessment/home connection assignment
• Rubric for grading assessment
Ultimately, student photojournalists will gain greater control over exposure, image quality, and image impact as they shoot for scholastic media and other outlets for visual communications.