Photography: Studio and Landscapes
Tutor: Tina Culbertson
Length: 1st semester Class Period: Wednesday, period 3

Description: Studio and Landscape Photography (fall): Photography is an ever- changing and inspiring art form that encourages students to express themselves in a very user friendly and creative medium. In Studio and Landscape Photography, students will learn the fundamentals of camera manipulation, composition, and lighting. We will explore different aspects of portrait photography which will include people, pets and still life. Basic landscape techniques will focus on nature and wildlife. Class projects will include shooting in a full studio setup, a class photobook, practice with photographing guest models, and a personal Christmas card.

Each class will begin in prayer and include presentations on weekly themed shooting assignments, new concept instruction time, and hands-on indoor and outdoor exercises.

No previous photography experience required. Previous photography students are encouraged to return and enjoy the challenges of new assignments and projects.

This course can be taken for high school fine arts credit.

Students will be displaying their work at the CHAT Christmas Celebration.

Tutor: Tina Culbertson grew up in San Diego, CA, where she met her husband while he was serving in the US Navy. After living in 4 different cities all over the US, they moved to MN in 2000, and have four children. Tina is a homeschool veteran and professional photographer. Owning her own business and serving the homeschool community since 2005. Their company is currently working with other homeschool groups in the community to provide picture day events as well as photography instruction. Tina has a great passion for teaching students to use photography as a way of self-expression in the incredible world that God has made.

Cost: $205, 215, or $225 (depending on the registration date)
: Grades 7-12
Prerequisite: none
Homework: 2 hours per week
Text: none
Supplies: Students will need to bring a digital camera (any type including cell phones) that they will be responsible for, notebook, and pen/pencil. All other handouts will be provided. Students will print their photos each week and keep them in a personal portfolio.