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Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences that explore a range of photographic media, techniques and processes. 

Students' responses to these examples must be shown through practical and critical activities that demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions. Students will use sketchbooks/workbooks/journals to underpin their work where appropriate. 

Students may use traditional methods and/or digital techniques to produce images. Students should be aware of the four assessment objectives.

Areas of study:

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas: 

  • portraiture
  • landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment) 
  • still life photography (working from objects or from the natural world) 
  • documentary photography, photojournalism 
  • fashion photography 
  • experimental imagery 
  • multimedia 
  • photographic installation 
  • moving image (video, film, animation)

Skills and Techniques

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following skills: 

  • the ability to explore elements of visual language, line, form, colour, pattern and texture in the context of photography 
  • awareness of intended audience or purpose for their chosen area(s) of photography 
  • the ability to respond to an issue, theme, concept or idea, or work to a brief or answer a need in photography 
  • appreciation of viewpoint, composition, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and movement 
  • appropriate use of the camera, film, lenses, filters and lighting for work in their chosen area(s) of photography 
  • understanding of techniques related to the production of photographic images and, where appropriate, presentation and layout.

This course is suitable for:

  • Students who wish to undertake further studies in Photography. 
  • Students who are looking to take up careers for which a Photography background is relevant. These might include: 
    • Advertising director.
    • Film/video editor.
    • Graphic designer.
    • Magazine features editor.
    • Medical illustrator.
    • Photographer.
    • Press photographer.
    • Television camera operator.
  • Students who have an interest in and aptitude or the subject, but who do not intend to take the subject beyond AS or A Level.
  • Students who take this course will explore photography and use a dark room.

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