In this subject you will explore both traditional and digital photography. You will produce work which will show your development and understanding of Photography, learn how to use SLR/digital cameras, how the studio works, developing black and white film, darkroom skills and various Photoshop techniques.
We will look at the way digital imaging is used, how to use Photoshop and the use of darkroom process with developing/printing. Throughout the year you will be given instructions on how photographers have produced work to enable you to appreciate the processes that are needed to be successful. You need to be self-motivated and want to learn and develop new skills.
Year 1: In your first year you will produce a series of coursework projects which will reflect your learning and development of the subject. The work will include critical thinking and understanding of others’ work as well as good technical knowledge.
Year 2: The second year will enable you to develop your skills further. You will produce more coursework and take a 15 hour practical exam at the end of the year.
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English or Maths plus a grade 4 or above in Photography, Art or Graphics. If you are not doing a GCSE in an art-based subject, you will need to provide a portfolio of your work.