Photography 11/12 Major
Photography 11: Photography 9 or 10 recommended, but not required.
Photography 12: Photography 11 required.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
At the Langley Fine Arts School, the Photography Major takes a Fine Arts approach to the medium. Students explore and capture the world around them through the camera lens, and learn how to experiment with light to communicate ideas. Photography students are expected to be curious about Photography, to challenge themselves, and to experiment with all aspects of the medium. During the year, students participate a range of field trips and opportunities to gain a wide variety of photographic experiences, and are expected to commit time outside of the class to practice their craft. Senior Photography students work together to support one another, and to share their discoveries.
“A photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, no one has yet approached the full possibilities of the medium.” – Ansel Adams
Throughout the year, Photography 11 students are expected to practice their composition, design, and technical skills to be more effective visual communicators. Photography students participate in many photographic opportunities throughout the year. Student share their work, give peer feedback, collaborate, to support the learning community.
“To collect photographs is to collect the world.” –Susan Sontag
Photography 12 students develop their style through experimentation, composition, skill, and visual expression. Students learn tools to competently and effectively communicate ideas. As students advance, they are encouraged to challenge the visual spectrum and the conceptual realm with a self-directed visual inquiry project. Students submit a final portfolio of exemplary work at the end of the year.