February 14, 2013 / Photography

Use the One Week to Better Photography lesson plan

Written by Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Images can inform, enlighten, delight and make our world a better place. Anyone can press the shutter button on a camera. But skill is required to shoot photos that tell the story of the year at your school.

This One Week to Better Photography set provides a week of lessons and exercises to help you teach your students the basics of photography and get them quickly taking good photos. After that, they will understand that the camera is an instrument, and it takes thinking and practice to take great photos.

Here are the five lessons and exercises, plus the glossary:

Elizabeth Braden, CJE
Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Elizabeth Braden, CJE, is the editor of Idea File magazine. She has been a copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than 10 years, writing articles for walsworthyearbooks.com and marketing materials, and proofreading copy for the Yearbook and Commercial divisions. She has taught at Adviser Academy. Her career has included reporting and editing for United Press International and editing for Knight-Ridder Financial News. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Media News from the University of Tulsa.