Photography Class Samples

Media Arts II is open to students in all gradeswho have completed Digital Media I. Students in the class are required to attend multiple school functions and are responsible for taking all of the pictures you see on the CHS website. In addition, students practice their skills in digital photography and photo manipulation on projects like the ones listed below. This is not an exhaustive list; these are just some of the projects done in class.

Student Portraits

What photography class is complete without practicing portrait pictures? This spring semester project gives students practice making professional-grade portraits through a combination of digital photography and photoshop retouching.

Senior Night Photoshops

We provide one free sports photoshop to seniors in all sports and auxiliary groups. Additional copies are available to purchase as a fundraiser for the annual senior celebration. Below are a few examples of what Photography II students have come up with.

Creativity Project

This project is done in both the fall and spring semester and gives students an opportunity to let their creativity flow! In the fall, the focus is on creativity through the picture alone; the spring semester allows students to use photoshop to take their creativity to new heights!

Fall Semester Samples (no photoshop):

Spring Semester Samples (with photoshop):


High and Low Key Photography

High key photography basically is a reduction of the lighting ratio, whereas low key photography has a high contrast ratio. Students play with these concepts using their photography skills and photoshop.

High Key:

Low Key:

READ Project

The collage project is done in the fall semester with cooperation from the CHS library. Students make posters to be hung around school encouraging people to read.



Slow Shutter Speed Project

This project is done in the fall semester and gives students practice using a camera and a slow shutter speed to create interesting images.


Collage Project

The collage project is one of the first projects done in the fall semester and serves as an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Students are required to assemble at least fifteen pictures into a themed collage.