Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Photography 10

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Create photographic works using sensory inspiration, imagination, and inquiry
  • Explore photographic possibilities and take creative risks
  • Express meaning, intent, and emotion through photography
  • Create photographic images with an audience in mind
  • Develop and refine photographic skills and techniques in a range of styles and genres
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible use of materials, tools, and work space

Reason and reflect

  • Describe and analyze how photographers use materials, technologies, processes, and environments in art making
  • Recognize and evaluate design choices in photographic works
  • Develop personal answers to aesthetic questions
  • Communicate and document
  • Document, share, and appreciate photographic images
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and place
  • Communicate and respond to social and environmental issues through photography

Connect and expand

  • Create photographs that demonstrate personal, cultural, social, environmental, and historical contexts
  • Explore First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing, and local cultural knowledge to gain understanding through photography
  • Engage in digital citizenship throughout the photographic process

MediaSmarts Resources


  • elements of visual art
  • principles of composition
  • image development strategies in photography
  • materials, processes, techniques, and image-making technologies, used in one or more types of photography:
    • digital photography
    • darkroom photography
    • alternative photographic processes
  • photo chemistry (if using film) or alternative chemical processes
  • creative processes
  • behaviours of light:
    • images formed by lenses and mirrors
    • effects of translucent, transparent, and opaque objects
  • ways of sensing light:
    • optical instruments
    • parts and functions of cameras
  • role of the photographer and viewer
  • influence of visual culture in social and
  • other media
  • history of photography
  • traditional and contemporary First Peoples worldviews, stories, and history as expressed through photography
  • ethics of cultural appropriation and plagiarism

MediaSmarts Resources