This semester course will introduce students to the world of photography and journalism. The law, ethics and history of photography will complement the major units of study: operation and care of the camera, taking photographs, journalistic photography form and function, photography, photo manipulation (Adobe Photoshop), caption writing and management skills. Students will have the opportunity to use state of the art computer-aided publishing tools and other hands-on production tools as well. This course will serve as the pre-requisite to yearbook production and may provide students college and career choices. The semester students will be working towards a final photo portfolio project which then may be used for application submissions and various photo contests and/or scholarships.