Brian Reedy

Demonstrating Aperture and Shutter Control

Lesson Plan Published 12/30/10 Last updated on 5/16/18
Student must create four images demonstrating control of the camera settings for aperture and shutter speed. At the same time, they need to effectively use the elements of design. This is a review AFTER they have learned and practiced aperture and shutter priority controls.

Students will need to be taught about depth of filed and motion blur. This assignment is designed to be a review after they have effectively learned these things.

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Age Levels
1+ Week
Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

Camera with aperture priority and shutter priority control

Photoshop (any version)

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Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 3/23/13 8:11:01 PM Permalink

its need more information

Meredith Blache

Posted on 2/21/11 12:05:39 AM Permalink

Hi Brian,

I like this assignment as it combines several skills in one assignment. I like the idea of having them print the examples on one 8x10 as well with text explaining each shot. I will surely play off of this idea for some of my future lessons.


Adobe Education

Posted on 12/31/10 5:32:20 AM Permalink

Hi Brian

This is great. I'm wondering if you have more information on how you teach the students about aperture and shutter speed techniques to create the shots asked for in this assignment. I think other teachers may find it helpful. Thanks again.

~Adobe Education