Photo by Madison Davis, Year 8

Visual Arts


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The Digital Camera

For students in Years 7–11, these classes develop students’ photographic skills with digital SLR, smartphone and multimedia cameras.

Students learn about the camera’s functions including flash, apertures and shutter speed. Studio lighting workshops are conducted with an emphasis on self-directed projects. Included are basic Photoshop functions on how to format, save and print files. Classes are once a week, after school.

Photoshop/Digital Imaging

Years 7–12 students will learn to use Photoshop for everything from retouching and repairing images, to compositing images into artistic montages. The incorporation of text and graphic design skills, and how to scan and process digital photography files are covered in the classes. Students will learn lighting and textural effects, adjustments to contrast and colour balance, and file formats for print and web use. They will have an opportunity to use our large format printer..

Darkroom Photography

For students in Years 7–12, in these classes students learn how to operate an SLR film camera. They are introduced to wet black and white film processing, developing and printing, which incorporates a range of experimental techniques. They also participate in a studio lighting workshop. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to develop areas of personal interest through self-directed projects. Classes are once a week, after school.