To teach our courses in a digital photography era, we need to learn an entirely new skill set. Our graduate training was primarily in chemical photography. With this grant we hope to explore a new direction in photography pedagogy, and become proficient in these new technological advancements in our field to support our teaching across all levels. Teaching photography within the digital era is multi-layered and complex, including software and hardware, as well as understanding new conceptual and theoretical discussions. Attempting to add new digital pedagogies into our programs has been impossible without our own solid foundation in the digital medium itself. Learning new techniques and concepts will allow us to take our photography programs into the 21st Century, serving our students, respective programs and colleges. One main goal is to significantly address all aspects of the design of the Intro to Photography course, currently taught using film and chemicals. Since teaching art and making art are a symbiotic process, these new skills will also support our own scholarship, taking our work in significantly new directions. By forming a team of three collaborators, we will be able to gain technical expertise faster, and will be able to have in-depth discussions about the re-conceptualizations of our respective programs. With this major transformation of our knowledge, we can help and support each other to move forward artistically and as photography educators in a fast-paced field that is always changing.