Photography

Department Vision

  • All students have creative potential and through a well-structured & diverse curriculum we develop students’ practical, creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • We balance the teaching of skills whilst giving students a voice to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas through the artworks they learn about and create.
  • We guide our students to develop independent thinking skills and visual literacy along with a knowledge of and passion for art throughout history and in the contemporary world, alongside an understanding of the value of arts in society.
  • We provide a learning environment that encourages the students to embrace the schools PRIDE values, all of which underpin successful learning in the department.
  • Above all we aim to give students a safe and nurturing environment within which they can develop their confidence as creative individuals.

Post 16 at WG6

YEAR 12 PHOTOGRAPHY

 

TOPIC

LEARNING OUTCOMES

TERM 1

WHAT IS PHOTOGRAPHY?

Make a camera obscura

DSLR Camera settings

Aperture/depth of field

Shutter speed – slow/fast shutter speed photoshoots

Composition – Rodchenko photoshoot

Focus/out of focus – Uta Barth photographer study

Exposure - high key/low key photoshoot

Minimalism photoshoot

Abstraction photoshoot

TERM 2

THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

  • Photography has many genres
  • Photography is the capturing of light
  • Photography is a hybrid kind of picture making, democratic and diverse
  • Photography is an art of selection rather than invention
  • Photographs are abstractions, shaped by technology

TERM 3

THRESHOLD CONCEPTS

  • Photographs rely on chance, more or less
  • Photographs are not fixed in meaning, context is everything
  • Photographs have their own visual language and ‘grammar’
  • Photographs are not neutral; they are susceptible to the abuse of power
  • Photographs warp our sense of time; they remind us of things lost

TERM 4

EXAM PREP/PERSONAL PROJECT?

 

TERM 5

 

 

TERM 6