Photography Basics Lesson Plan
This unit is intended for classroom teachers who want students to use personal smartphones to discover the beauty of artful photography. It is intended as an introduction to moving from basic snapshots into more artful compositions. In my class, this unit is a precursor to larger concepts involving Adobe Photoshop.
All materials needed are included except personal smartphones.
This unit should take approximately (10) 40-minute class periods.
Unit Plan includes:
PDF presentation reviewing best practices for basic smartphone camera use as well
8 composition rules to discuss and apply.
Formative Assessment: Classroom Pair & Share activity
Summative Assessment: Photography Portfolio applying concepts of composition rules
Black/white reproducible Tips for Smartphone Photography
Black/white reproducible Composition “Quick Guide”
Color Composition “Quick Guide”
Multi Use “Important Photographers” Worksheet
An editable PDG document that can be reused several times depending on the photographer chosen – Choice Based with potential for jigsaw presentation activities upon completion
Formal Standards Based lesson plan is NOT included