Somerville Secondary College

Digital Photography

Featured Learning AreaVisual Arts
Additional Learning AreasMedia Arts
Learning Capabilities DevelopedCritical/Creative Thinking


Students will develop a sophisticated skill set in the art of Digital Photography. A large focus of this course is to develop knowledge in using and controlling the manual settings of the Digital Camera. Students put theory work to practice when given weekly photographic assignments. Students must solve theoretical problems in order to produce the desired ideas and aesthetics to photography briefs.

Throughout the course of study students learn how to adjust the camera settings needed to capture a variety of photographic techniques. Students photograph a range of subject matter and art styles. Students use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to edit imagery. By the end of this course students create a portfolio of photographic artwork. Furthermore, students study, research and analyse the masters of photography past and present.

This subject leads directly into VCE Studio Arts.