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Photography 11

Photography 11 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Photography is a unique art form that captures images in a variety of contexts.

Photography reflects the interconnectedness of the individual, community, history, and society.

Growth as a photographer is dependent on perseverance, resilience, and reflection.

Artistic expression is an artist’s physical and cognitive articulation of our humanity .



This is an introductory photography course, which means that you do not need any experience. You will view instructive videos and will take photos and sharpening your story telling skills. You will be required to keep a photo journal with descriptions and reflections of your photos and what you have learned.

Where does this course fit?

  • Prerequisites:  A Grade 10 student or Photography 10 is recommended
  • Graduation Status:  Elective for graduation

Course Materials

  • All instructional materials are provided in the course online.
  • You will need a digital camera. A mobile camera will work as well.

Brief Outline



1. Photograph Myths

You will discover photographic myths that you already know and those that you do not.

2. Camera

You will discover the variety of digital cameras that are available to use in this course.

3. Lens

In this unit you will look at how depth-of-field can alter a photograph. There are a variety types of lenses, and you will discover how they differ.

4. APS vs Full Frame

You will be comparing full framed and cropped framed (APS) cameras. Do you know which type of camera you have and what it does?

5. Exposure

Exposure is essential to a good photograph. You will be discovering how shutter speed and aperture are very important to a good photograph.

6. Focus

Images may not be sharp or clear enough and therefore you will see how to focus properly. This unit will tackle the things that are important for focusing.

7. Light

Light is very important for photographers. Without light, there would be no photographs. In this unit you will discussing light and the different types of light and how it affects your photos.

8. Composition

In this unit you will look at how your photographs and discuss their composition. In this unit you will discover there are a number of things that will address the composition of your photograph.

9. Camera Accessories

You will decide which photography accessories best suite your needs.

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course



Online Quizzes (open book, unlimited attempts)


You have up to a year to complete your course. 

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