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:

12 Responses to “Use the One Week to Better Photography lesson plan”

November 10, 2015 at 9:16 am, Ms Shotts said:

I teach broadcast/journalism for high schoolers and digital media to middle schoolers. They would love this lesson! Am I able to use this lesson this semester? Thank you!!!!


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Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Elizabeth Braden, CJE, is the former editor of Idea File magazine. Before retiring, she was a copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than 15 years, writing articles for various marketing materials, and proofreading copy for the Yearbook and Commercial divisions. Her career 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.