Classes Overview

Misael Virgen currently teaches Digital Photography and Social Science at Hilltop High School in San Diego. Bellow you can find basic course descriptions and a downloadable copy of the syllabus for each class. For assignments, resources and materials be sure to add the corresponding class in Google Classroom by using the code given to you by your teacher. Parents/guardians and students can stay up to date with grades and missing classwork by login in to Google Classroom and Jupiter Grades.

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Digital Photography

This course covers basic concepts and practices of digital photography, including understanding and use of cameras, lenses, and other basic photographic equipment. The course will address aesthetic principles as they relate to composition, space, exposure, light and color. Technological aspects of digital formats and resolutions will also be addressed. In addition, basic digital manipulations of images will be taught in preparation for creating an online portfolio.


Digital Photography Adv.

This course provides an opportunity for continuing students of photography to hone their craft and unleash their creativity. Students will be challenged with various photography assignments in different genres. Students can expect to learn advanced photographic concepts and techniques such as storytelling methods, advanced studio lighting techniques, and PS enhancements.


TV, Film & Digital Media

This course provides entry level training in the TV, Film & Digital Media. Instruction covers the following areas of Computer Multimedia Applications, Media Production, Pre-Production and Post-Production, Distribution and Formats and Digital Audio Production. Students will use computers, video cameras, tripods, microphones, lights, and industry software: Final Cut Express. Approximately 260 hours are needed to complete this course.