ROP Education Center
385 N. Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
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Photography: Traditional and Digital

Photography: Traditional and Digital is a concentrator course that will introduce students to the field of film photography. Students learn black and white film developing, black and white negative printing, basic photographic presentation techniques, and darkroom/manual camera equipment identification and use.  Through laboratory experiences in the darkroom students learn portraiture, commercial and fine art application of traditional photography.  A major emphasis is placed on the fine arts aspect of photography though discussions and critiques of the photographs of great master photographers, as well as technical comparisons to student-produced work.  Students at all levels will have the opportunity to not only use traditional manual cameras but digital cameras and software.  This course combines elements of the introduction to digital photography course with traditional aspects of darkroom practices. 



  • Industry Sector: Design, Visual, and Media Arts
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography (recommended, but not required)
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Cypress College (2020-2021, 2021-2022)
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: F - Visual & Performing Arts (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Sunny Hills HS, Valencia HS
  • Notes:

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    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.