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Lesson Plans


Re:digital camera use

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Thu, 19 Mar 1998 23:58:12 -0500


I don't teach photography, but I do have a digital camera and use it in
my art room. I could see if being very useful in terms of teaching
photography and darkroom basics. How quickly one could demonstrate
cropping and composition, back-lighting problems, etc. Balance,
contrast, exposure - all those things can be illustrated using
photoediting software. (And it doesn't involve squeezing a whole class
of kids into a tiny darkroom). It might be expensive to purchase the
digital camera - but it would save an awful lot of time and expense in
the darkroom and could easily teach most of the basic principles. I
don't have a printer capable of printing photo quality images - so I
don't know what kind of an expense that would be. But one could always
use a combination of digital and traditional cameras to teach
photography.
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Sandra Hildreth
C.L.A.S.S. (Cultural Literacy through Art & Social Studies)
http://www.northnet.org/mwcsart/mwart.htm
Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660
Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617