Petition for AP-IB Course Entrance


You must have a face-to-face meeting with Mr. Lindroth!!!

Please see him at lunch or after school

 

AP Only:

 

AP Photo Petition Explanation

 

To Petition into AP, click on this link below and print it out – this is due by May 24 to Mr. Lindroth, but it is better to have it in sooner:

 

Petition Contract for AP Photography

 

 Here is the link to the summer assignment for AP:

 Link to AP Photo Summer Assignment

This is on the AP section of the website.  You will be routed there by clicking on this link. Another link on this page will give you some suggestions about galleries and museums to visit.

 

IB Only:

 

IB Visual Arts (Photo) Petition Explanation

 

To Petition into IB, click on this link below and print it out – this is due by May 24 to Mr. Lindroth, but it is better to have it in sooner:

 

Petition Contract for IB Visual Arts – Photography

 

Here is the link to the summer assignment for IB:

Link to IB Visual Art (Photo) Summer Assignment

This is on the IB section of the website.  You will be routed there by clicking on this link.  Another link on this page will give you some suggestions about galleries and museums to visit.

 

Both AP and IB:

For those who have never taken a photo course here at NPHS, click on this link and print this out and follow the directions:

Portfolio Submission

 

 

ENTRANCE TEST INFORMATION:

Resources for you to study for the test:

1. To know what is on the entrance test, click on this and print out if necessary:

AP-IB Entrance Exam Study Guide

2. This is the Power Point that has diagrams of much of what the Study Guide is asking for:

Photo Boot Camp

3. For the packet used in Photo One/Two that has much of the info asked on the test please click on this link.  Not all information from the study guide here, but this one might be the most useful.

Camera Tools and Functions Packet

4. The best webpage on this site to get the camera basics is on this link below. 

Basic Camera Operations Information 

Why must you take a test to enter this course?

The reason you must petition into this course is because it is an advanced photography course and what you are being asked on this test is fundamental photographic knowledge you should know before entering a class at this level.  Due to the recent digital revolution in photography and the advent of the smartphone camera, many people perceive that photography is just pushing a button, but there is much more to it than that if you truly would like to control outcomes in your photos, which is what this class is about.  Saying photography is just pushing a button at this level is like saying to our most advanced choir class at NPHS, Chamber Singers, to just open your mouth and start to sing without knowing what such simple musical terms as a note or an octave actually do in a piece of music.  At this level of photo you need to know what an f-stop is and it’s function, what ISO is and how to use it, etc.  This is like knowing what notes and octaves are in music.  Sure you can take a photo on a smartphone without knowing what these terms are, but you will have very little range in what and how you can shoot and you will not grow much as an artist.

Below are the dates for the optional Q&A session with Mr. Lindroth on the study guide and the dates for the mandatory entrance test. 

Entrance Test Q&A sessions:

April 23 (lunch)

May 14 (after school)

May 15 (lunch)

May 21 (after school)

Test Dates:

April 25

May 16

May 24

If you cannot make the dates listed above, please see Mr. Lindroth to schedule an alternate date.

These above dates are subject to change if there are any unforeseen events in Mr. Lindroth’s life that prevent him from being present.  Please check the website before coming in to take a test or go to a study session.

 

Portfolio Submission Deadline:

The last date the CD or flash drive with your 15 images can be turned in is 

May 24

This is only for students who have not taken a photo class at NPHS previously.

Location for all the above: Room C-24