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.
Here are the following starting points for A level Photography, at this stage consider several starting points and record all artist research in your Black Book
TRACES _ ENVIRONMENT _ HUMAN FORM _ STREET PHOTOGRAPHY _ MOVEMENT + TIME _ THE NIGHT _ ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES _ THE OBJECT _ NEWS _ DOTS
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
The Pinhole Camera
This is an extension to the Camera Obscura from the beginning of the course. Investigating the work of Steven Pippin, Justin Quinell and Barbara Ess, you will explore the endless possibilities that this simple approach to recording and image can offer.
Stage One Examples
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.