L6 Photography

Welcome to

Photography A Level is a specialist course exploring the deep craft of Photography. It involves work in black and white and colour photography. Your work will also use both digital and darkroom photography and there will be computer-based work as well as handmade development work.

 

Students also have opportunities to work in video, film, installation and animation. You will study the work of other artists, designers and photographers, including work from primary sources during visits to galleries and museums.

 

Our Photography course gives you the opportunity to develop a personal and structured approach to project work, by exploring ideas and the work of other photographers. You will also develop your critical faculties, in both practical and written work, and acquire a high level of composition and presentation skills. There are many careers open to students with a photography qualification, including professional photography, journalism, arts administration, advertising, fashion, television, communications, art direction, interactive design and teaching.

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Intro to

OneDrive

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Intro to

iCloud

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Intro to

Creative Suite

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Intro to

Microsoft Teams

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Intro to

Pages

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Box

Take a Box for a walk

We would like you to take your box for a walk. Take 50-100 photographs using your phone or a camera. Think of somewhere interesting to take your box. Think carefully about where you place the box in the frame, make sure it is in focus.

  • Select + level the best 10 - 20 photographs

  • Present these in a Keynote or Powerpoint

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Intro to Wix.com

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How to Prep Files

for your website

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Example Website

“If your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough.”

Robert Capa

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How to use Level

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How to use the Dodge + Burn Tool

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How to use Curves

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Intro to Pages

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Layout in Photoshop

The Camera

Camera Obscura

To begin the course, we must first explore how a photograph is made. In this project we will investigate the work of Abe Morell and Vera Lutter who explore the process of photography by returning to its humble roots. We will show you how to build a camera, as well as teaching you how to capture light.

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Camera

The

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Composition

Composition

Angles and Viewpoints

Here we will explore composition, looking at the work of artists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Joel Meyerowitz we will discuss compositional ideas you can apply to your photographs.

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Intro to Adobe Lightroom

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How to create Contact Sheet in Lightroom

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Contact Sheet Annotation

Architecture

Artists have used photography as a way to document the built world, through these images they have revealed wider truths about society.

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Architecture

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Manual Camera

The

Manual Camera

By learning manual mode, you will have much more control over what your camera does, and as a consequence of that, you'll have an increased ability to take better photos.

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Magnum Photos

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Joel Meyerowitz

Street Photography

 “To take a photograph means to recognise, simultaneously and within a fraction of a second‚ both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning,” Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Street
Photography

BRUCE DAVIDSON

ROBERT CAPA

VIVIAN MAIER

MARTHA COOPER

SAUL LEITER

JILL FREEDMAN

MARY ELLEN MARK

JAMAL SHABAZZ

BOOGIE

ELLIOTT ERWITT

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REBECCA
LEPKOFF

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RICKY
POWELL

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LEVITT

Selective Colour

Type on a Path

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Intro to illustrator

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Type Tools in Photoshop

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Development

Here are some initial Photoshop development ideas you can apply to your photographs. Remember you must show your ability to experiment with materials and processes as part of the AO2.

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Development Ideas One

“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”

Susan Sontag

RGB

Colour Photography

Some photographers use colour in their work, using a range of different approaches and techniques.  Using the starting point of RGB you should take sets of photographs responding to the colours RED, GREEN & BLUE. 

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RGB

UP

Photographers

How to be a Photographer

right now

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Diary of a 

Pandemic

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Photos on

Covid 19

Diary of a Pandemic

“Photography helps people to see.”

Artists and photographers have long responded to their immediate surroundings. Living in a lockdown has presented the world with a new shared experience. Over the next 4 weeks, document your experience of this unusual time. 

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Hold Still

Ernst Haas

Fred Herzog

Harry Gruyaert

Vivian Maier

David Benjamin Sherry

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Development

In this section we will explore how you can develop your Hold Still project by exploring a range of processes and techniques.

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Hold Still

Development

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Introduction to InDesign

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How to export your designs from Pages

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How to convert PDF to JPG

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Intro to Issuu