CTE – Digital Imaging

Digital Imaging

In a nutshell, this is what we do in this class: students will learn to use a digital camera to first take then eventually make pictures. Students start in automatic mode then move to manual mode and learn to shoot and process digital images in RAW. This is a project-based class that includes assignments in composition, exposure, focusing, light and color, perspective, natural light and studio light portraiture, and still life/food photography. Students will also learn to use iPhoto, Photoshop, Bridge and Camera Raw to process their images.

Students will also have the opportunity to compete at the state SkillsUSA competition, an organization supported and promoted by Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs. In 2014, Nichole Buttrum placed first in the state in the Photography contest held in Springfield, IL. She went on to compete nationally in Kansas City, MO, where she placed 28th in the nation.

To learn more about SkillsUSA, check out the national website at skillsusa.org and the Illinois website at illinoisskillsusa.org.


Welcome to Digital Imaging!
Click HERE to get the class syllabus.

I’m looking forward to working with you this school year!  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions:  ldale@mths.us


Career and Technical Education Brochure
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Helpful setup and lighting videos