> From: WRapf
> To: jfgro; artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: Photography course prereq.
> Date: Monday, November 30, 1998 5:41 AM
> Late getting to some old mail so here is a response about your question
> the place for Photography in a high school curriculum.
> I agree with you that intro. to photographer should not have a
> the high school level. Photography is a wonderful medium for teaching
> elements of art, composition, critiquing, craftsmanship, observation
> creativity, and visual expression.
> Kids should really take an intro. to photo course before taking any other
> course. Kids relate to photography, are not threatened by the skills
> involved, and it can serve as a great motivator to turn kids onto the
> excitement of creativity in the visual world. Isn't that what an intro.
> course is supposed to do?
> There are several videos on Ansel Adams. The most recent, (filmed
> before his death 1983) I think is simply called "Ansel Adams -
> I have a copy at school and will look up the distributor on Monday after
> Bill R.
> Souhegan HS