Today, almost everyone carries a powerful point and shoot camera in his or her pocket at all times. To dive deeper into the emerging art of digital photography, our students begin with a course in Foundations in Digital Art. In this course, students complete a series of projects that strengthen their skills and technical understanding while pushing them to explore and experiment. Students learn the basic controls and settings of their DSLR cameras and experiment with Adobe Photoshop as they refine their images. Students are introduced to studio and flash lighting and begin to use a journal to study and record observations from the work of master photographers. Building upon this foundation, students can pursue dedicated courses in Digital Photography or Independent Study in Filmmaking or Animation.