Vance Lambert
[email protected]

Course Time:

  • This course is offered on Tuesdays.

Course Prerequisites:

  • This course is open to 9th - 12th grade students.

Course Texts:  (No Purchase Required)

  • The Beginner’s Photography Guide, 2nd Edition (2016)  -by Keith Kyker
    Please note: The students do NOT need to purchase any texts for this class.
    Resources are listed for informational purposes only.
    The tutor will provide handouts for any information needed. 

Course Description:

World of Photography is a course designed to provide a solid understanding of professional
DSLR cameras, common lighting techniques, and the most popular genres of photography used today.

We will study the many ways of shaping & controlling light with hands-on demonstration,
as well as conduct group photo shoots in the areas of nature, architecture, macro, astro, light,
painting, product, food, action, and portrait photography.

This course will conclude with a printed portfolio featuring the class’ best work throughout the year.

Course Class Time:

  • A typical class time will consist of a lecture & slideshow covering that unit's photography case studies.
    Dozens of examples are broken down to help show "why" the photographer shot an image that way.
  • Student photo submissions are often also shown and positively critiqued by the instructor so that we may all learn from each other.
  • Following our lecture is typically an in-class live demonstration, or hands-on practice over what was discussed.

Course Homework Requirements:

  • Weekly photo assignments.  
  • Assignments will be hands-on only and will likely take approximately 30-45 minutes per week.
  • Some assignments may require short travel to find the best locations near you that are not in your own backyard or home. 


  • Written quizzes will be given throughout the course with study guides being provided.  


  • Grading will occur on a per project / unit basis, as well as the final end-of-year creative project.
  • Grading rubric can be provided upon request.

Specific Requirements:

  • Student is required to bring their camera to class every week, fully charged with an SD card.
    Tripod & Scrim is only required when asked by instructor in days prior to class.

Equipment Requirements:  (please contact Mr. Lambert prior to purchase.)

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera 
  • Reflector / Scrim (or similar)  ($15)
  • 60” Camera Tripod  (or similar)  ($20)
  • SD Card 16GB   ($10)