TCH032: Digital Photography II

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

In today’s world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and on the wall as art. Many of the images have been created by professional photographers. In this course, students learn about various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. Students also learn about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and how to critique photographs to better understand what creates an eye-catching photograph.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Photography as a Career

Unit 2: Legal and Ethical Concerns 

Unit 3: Photographers and Critiques

Unit 4: Photography Software 

Digital Photography II Midterm Exam

Unit 5: The Darkroom

Unit 6: Art, Product, and Stock Photography

Unit 7: Photojournalism

Unit 8: Wedding Photography

Digital Photography II Final Exam


  • Discuss professional photography and what this career is like.
  • Discuss the different types of professional photography.
  • Examine some of the steps to becoming a professional photographer.
  • Investigate the job outlook for professional photographers.
  • Understand what professional photographers do as part of their jobs.
  • Discuss the rights that photographers have to take photographs, including how this is impacted by the First Amendment in the United States.
  • Understand copyright and how it can affect professional photographers.
  • Examine the differences between personal, editorial, and commercial uses of a photograph.
  • Discuss several different types of photograph licenses for commercial use.
  • Understand model releases and why they are used.
  • Talk about some of the most well-known professional photographers.
  • Discuss the influence of these photographers on the practice and field of photography.
  • Discuss how to critique photographs.
  • Realize the benefits of photograph critiques.
  • Understand why photography critiques are subjective in nature.
  • Discuss some of the common photo imaging software choices available today.
  • Understand the basic guidelines for using photo imaging software.
  • Talk about some of the advantages and disadvantages to using photography software.
  • Discuss the common features and tools in image editing software.
  • Show an understanding of the modern digital darkroom.
  • Discuss the use of darkrooms and their advantages for photographers.
  • Talk about the history of film and film development.
  • Describe how film is developed into negatives.
  • Understand how a negative is used to create an image print.
  • Discuss darkroom safety and potential risks.
  • Discuss fine art photography and its connections to both fine art and other types of photography.
  • Describe some of the techniques used to present and display photographs.
  • Discuss the area of product photography.
  • Understand more about the area of stock photography and microstock photography.
  • Discuss the tips and techniques for stock and microstock photography.
  • Describe photojournalism and how it relates to journalism.
  • Discuss why individuals become photojournalists.
  • Describe the common types of photographic shots that photojournalists use.
  • Understand how to catch the perfect candid shot of news stories.
  • Discuss the responsibilities of photojournalists.
  • Discuss the business aspect of wedding photography.
  • Describe what it takes to be a good wedding photographer.
  • Understand the two types of wedding photography.
  • Talk about some of the actions needed to prepare to photograph a wedding.
  • Discuss some aspects of photographing the wedding and reception.
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling