Upper School Photography & Digital Arts

Upper School students are introduced to photography's basics: exposure, focus, composition, content and form. Students learn first about analog, printing their own black and white film in the darkroom and learning alternative processes. They also explore tactile methods like photo-collage and mixed media.

Digital photography students become familiar with both point & shoot and DSLR, and delve into the world of Photoshop. Different modes of photography such as portraiture, motion/action, still life and photojournalism are explored as well as sources of light and the ways it affects an image.

Advanced Photography students expand their understanding of image-making, creatively, technically and conceptually, through the mastery of a specific photographic discipline. Students examine the work of innovative contemporary and historical figures in photography.

In Film and Video-Making, students are introduced to fundamental aspects of camera operation, narrative, documentary and experimental video techniques, and use those techniques to produce short videos. The class also works together to write, direct and produce a short video, focusing on screenwriting and collaborative production techniques. 

During the year, Photography students have several opportunities to share their work with the larger DA community through campus exhibitions. Film and Video-Making students screen their short film for the DA community.

Upper School Arts Faculty

James Bohanek
Co-Chair, Fine Arts
Drama Teacher 


Anne Gregory-Bepler
Visual Art 



Harrison Haynes
Digital Art 


Laci McDonald



Michael Meyer

An independent, coeducational day school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
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