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Teaching Digital Photography

The Ultimate Guide to 'Tween and Teen Learning

by Keith Kyker


With more than 20 digital layout projects, reproducible project plans, and grading rubrics, this standout book covers the entire scope and sequence of teaching digital photography.

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September 2014

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 257
Volumes 1
Size 8 1/2x11
Topics Educational Technology and Instructional Design/General
  Librarian's Instructional Role/Teaching Resources, K-12

This book provides a full-year curriculum for educators wishing to teach a digital photography/multimedia class that will endow students with the technical skills for producing complex digital imaging projects.

Digital imaging devices are everywhere, and most households have several—digital cameras, smartphones with cameras, and GoPro action cameras. With the right techniques and software, today's high-tech equipment can be used to create outstanding photographs or stunning digital imaging projects. This book allows any educator to teach digital photography/video and multimedia, regardless of previous experience with digital imaging, supplying tested and proven lesson plans, hands-on project ideas, and grading rubrics for a full-year course.

Ideal for middle school, high school, and community college teachers as well as public youth services librarians, particularly those embracing the makerspace movement, Teaching Digital Photography: The Ultimate Guide to 'Tween and Teen Learning provides a detailed educational plan advising how to purchase equipment, set up a classroom or library area to be used for instruction, and instruct the students in the skills needed to become excellent digital photographers. The first half of the book focuses on establishing the class: the general philosophy, the classroom, and the equipment. Three chapters are dedicated to exploring the best ways to teach students the skills of photography, digital image improvement, and digital layout. The final sections of the book provide more than 20 digital layout projects and cover digital video production.


  • Provides a full-year digital photography curriculum comprising more than 20 hands-on digital photography projects
  • Supplies grading rubrics for every project
  • Includes a CD-ROM containing sample photographs for student practice, detailed project plans, and grading rubrics
  • Provides guidelines for buying digital cameras, computers, and software for your class as well as for establishing your classroom
Author Info

Keith Kyker is a career educator with extensive experience teaching technology skills to students and adults. He has served as a classroom teacher as well as an educational media specialist and has worked with age groups from kindergarten to college. He is the coauthor of several previously published Libraries Unlimited educational technology texts.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Your Class Philosophy Chapter 2: The Digital Photography Classroom Chapter 3: Digital Photography Equipment Chapter 4: Software Chapter 5: The First Day of Class Chapter 6: The Characteristics of a Successful Digital Photography Student Chapter 7: Evaluating Student Progress Chapter 8: Basic Photography Skills Chapter 9: Digital Imaging Software Skills Chapter 10: Digital Imaging Layout Skills Chapter 11: Creative Digital Imaging Projects Chapter 12: Commercial Digital Imaging Projects Chapter 13: Digital Video
  • Appendix A: Daily Lesson Guide Appendix B: Peer Evaluation Sheet Appendix C: First Day of School Forms Appendix D: Advice from My Students to Your Students Index



    ". . . [A] superb resource for educators. Although Teaching Digital Photography is especially meant for teachers with a responsibility to their classroom, individual amateur photographers may also find the lessons invaluable for personal use!"Midwest Book Review

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