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Check your flex schedule options for "FOCUS ON PHOTO" classes to learn photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom.  These flex  classes are specifically designed for students who are not in the photography classes, but want to learn more about different types of photography, photo editing, and photo illustration.
Commercial Photography and Printing and Imaging are Career and Technology  courses in the Business and Industry endorsement track.  AP Studio Art - Photography is a fine arts elective with an advanced placement portfolio test in May.  These courses are designed to challenge you to rise to your academic and creative potential. Class content is based on journalistic and artistic principles with emphasis on real world application including publishing work, participating in contests and galleries, and commercial photography opportunities.
What We Do:
  • Local, state, and national photography contests
  • Design and publish Sixty Two, Cole's newsmagazine
  • UIL journalism contests
  • Field trips and photo shoots
  • Dedicated gallery exhibit at the Fort Sam Houston Museum in the Quadrangle
  • Picture Your World contest and city-wide exhibit
  • Commercial and model photography
  • ATPI Winter Conference (Austin or Dallas)
  • UIL Summer Workshop (UT Austin)
  • Photo blogs
What You Get: 
  • Writing, editing, layout and design skills
  • Photography education with industry standard software and equipment
  • Online publishing experience
  • Time management skills
  • Commercial photography opportunities
  • Contests and travel
  • Student leadership



Photography Students Create School Board Gifts

Congratulations to the following photography students whose photo compositions were chosen to be printed and presented to our wonderful FSHISD school board to celebrate School Board Appreciation Month at the next meeting on January 22.  
Samantha Lee
Bryan McWalter
Alyssia Montoya
Alec Oilar
Joe Watson

ATPI Winter Conference Applications Due Monday

Go to your Google Classroom to complete and turn in the application for the BEST conference EVER!  

ATPI Winners Announced Tuesday 11/18

Congratulations to Katie Bemis for her 1st place award in Beginning Advertising.  More awards will be announced on Tuesday.