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Unit Plan Title:______Macrophotography_________________ Name: _______Mary Bozzelli_____________

Course Name Photography Grade Level 10
& 11

Standard: Grade Level Expectations:
Observe and Learn to

1. Visual art has inherent characteristics and expressive features
2. Historical and cultural context are found in visual art
3. Art and design have purpose and function
Envision and Critique to

1. Reflective strategies are used to understand the creative process
2. A personal philosophy of art is accomplished through use of sophisticated language and studio art processes
3. Interpretation is a means for understanding and evaluating works of art
Invent and Discover to

1. Demonstrate competency in traditional and new art media, and apply appropriate and available technology for the
expression of ideas
2. Assess and produce art with various materials and methods
3. Make judgments from visual messages
Relate and Connect to

1. The work of art scholars impacts how art is viewed today
2. Communication through advanced visual methods is a necessary skill in everyday life
3. Art is a lifelong endeavor

Colorado 21
Century Skills

Critical Thinking and Reasoning: Think Deep, Think Different
Information Literacy: Untangling the Web
Collaboration: Working Together, Learning Together
Self-Direction: Own Your Learning
Invention: Creating Solutions

Mathematical Practices
Students will learn about actual zoom, scale, and ppi (pixels per

Student learn about ratios to better understand aperture, macro
filters, extension tubes, and shutter speed.

Lesson Titles: Length of Lesson/Contact Hours: Lesson Sequence:
Macro & Extension Tubes 2 hours Lesson 1
Field Trip to Glenmere

1 ½ hours Lesson 2
Photoshop, Crop, Edit

2 hours Lesson 3
Presentations of Photo Essays

2 hours Lesson 4
Macro Article & Worksheet 53 Minutes

Lesson 5

Unit Title Closer than Close up, Macrophotography Length of Unit Two Weeks of Lessons
Conceptual Lens(es) Art can serve multiple purposes and photography can branch into
many different fields. Macro photography is an example of this
and allows the viewer to see things closer than they would with
their own eyes.
Standards and Grade
Level Expectations
Visual Art Standard 1-Comprehend (S.1 – GLES 1 and

Visual Art Standard 2-Reflect . (S.2 – GLES 1, 2, and 3)
Visual Art Standard 3-Create (S.3 – GLES 1,2, and 3)
Visual Art Standard 4-Transfer (S.4 – GLE 2)
Inquiry Questions
(Provocative- Debatable):
Why is it important to see things up close? Is Macro photography important? Is it better to have a macro filter or a macro lens? Why? Do you prefer macro filters
over extension tubes? Is it best to use both?

(Unit Strands)
Magnification, optical zoom

Color, unity, value, harmony, contrast, shape, texture, balance, space
Topics Full frame, cropped, filters, lens, magnification, f-stop, aperture, extension tubes
For each statement below provide the appropriate codes (e.g., Standard, Grade Level Expectations and Evidence Outcomes).
My students will Understand that…
Macrophotography can be used to show larger than life aspects of a
subject involving texture, detail, and pattern.

Pattern, texture, detail can be found and presented in photos by
using macro photography to look in detail in objects they are
familiar with as well as objects they find (there is hidden detail in
every day objects).
Critical Content
My students will Know…

Macro photography has the potential for us to look at objects in
a new way with emphasis on what creates an object.

When taking photos within the f/8 to f/16 f-stop, shutter
speeds may be slow so a tripod may be necessary to reduce
camera shake.
Key Content Skills
My students will be able to (Do)…

Present macro photographs in a coherent theme with
one center of focus and a low depth of field.

Present their understanding of a photo essay in
PowerPoint format.

Macro photographs generally focus on one subject while
abstracting or blurring other less important or relevant
information in the photo.

Circles of confusion or Bokeh can be a pleasing way to blur out
extraneous information with a shallow depth of field.
Enhance and develop color and contrast within their
photo essay.
Guiding Questions
(Factual and Conceptual):
F – What does Macro Photography do? How do Macro Photography filters work? How are Macro filters different than Macro Lenses? C – Why is Macro Photography Important?
Critical Language
Aperture, F-Stop, filter, shutter speed, manual focus, up close, texture, design, rule of thirds, depth of field, shallow depth of field, aperture setting,

Content Knowledge to be assessed: Students will be assessed based on their overall
presentation and photo essay within their Powerpoint. Students will also be expected to provide
thoughtful comments

Resources/Preparations for unit:
Photo essay for example
Macro Test

Learning Experience: Timeframe: Materials for unit:
Students begin by learning about macro filters
and extension tubes: their purpose and
application and progress to taking their own
photo photos for two essays they will present at
the end of the unit.

Two Weeks Tripods
Macro filters
Extension tube
Memory Card

Camera cases
Camera batteries
Mini-USB connectors