The course is open to students in 9th through 12th grades. It is designed to introduce students to the basics of photography, imaging, and design with an emphasis on aesthetic, technical, and critical thinking skills. Students interested in exploring this influential and contemporary art form will learn to consider and manipulate the Elements and Principles of Art and Design to create strong and successful images. The course is a full year and covers basic components of imaging: composition, exposure, archiving, editing, and displaying images. Class projects are designed to provide contextual and historical inspiration as well as technical skills.