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”

January 15, 2014 at 11:05 am, Bert Bishop said:

I like your lessons on Photography. I am a technology teacher at Luther High School in Luther, OK. Would it be ok for me to share your lessons with my class. I think they would benefit greatly from them.

Thank You.
Bert Bishop

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Elizabeth Braden, CJE

January 15, 2014 at 11:13 am, Elizabeth Braden said:

Hi Bert, yes please use them and let me know how they work out for you. We are also getting ready to update these for use with our 2014 Photo Contest. Keep an eye out at walsworthyearbooks.com for information. I hope some of your students enter.

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March 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm, Loey Hossler said:

I am a high school art teacher – I am going to have a Photography summer camp this year and your lessons would be perfect for the kids. OK to use them?

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March 24, 2014 at 7:57 am, Elizabeth Braden said:

Absolutely! Let me know how they work for you. We would like to know if they need any tweaking. Also look for our updated lessons in our 2014 Photo Contest. Just type “photo contest” into the search field. Sorry about the late reply, I’ve been out of the office. Good luck with your summer camp.

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July 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm, patti lee said:

Hi
I was just asked to teach a digital photograph class at our high school .I am an art teacher but not familiar with this can I use it and is there any more that can help me. patti lee

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August 17, 2014 at 8:58 pm, Ms. J said:

As a Photography teacher fortunate to teach BOTH Traditional Film and Digital Photography at a public high school. I find your lessons and links informative and concise. May I please use portions of your lessons?
Thank you,
Ms. J

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Elizabeth Braden, CJE
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.