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  • 1. PhotographyAt Richard Huish College
  • 2. overview•  The  AS  and  A2  courses  are  carefully  designed  to   introduce  you  to  the  crea6ve  art  of  photography.  •  You  will  produce  a  por<olio  of  work  using  both   tradi6onal  and  digital  technology  with   innova6on.    •  You  will  be  guided  and  supported  to  develop  your   own  ideas  and  gain  confidence  in  communica6ng   complex  meanings,  moods  and  messages  visually   and  in  your  wri6ng.    
  • 3. TERM ONEUNIT  1  Introduc6on  to  the  darkroom  Introduc6on  to  SLR  Film  Camera      Introduc6on  to  digital  manipula6on  Mystery  and  Imagina6on  assignments  1  and  2    The  majority  of  your  coursework  completed  
  • 4. TERM TWOCOMPLETE  UNIT  1  Create  final  outcomes  for  coursework  UNIT  2  Externally  set  themed  assignment  8  weeks  preparatory  work  8  hour  6med  test  Darkroom,  film,  digital,  anima6on,  video  all  possible.    
  • 5. TERM 3Complete  UNIT  2  Exhibi6on  prepara6on,  marke6ng  and  website  development  Beginning  of  A2  course  
  • 6. WHAT WILL I DO IN MY LESSONS?•  esearch  themes   R•  ork  in  groups   W•  ork  individually   W•  ake  photographs   T• earn  about  camera   ltechniques  •  iscuss  photographs   D•  rite  about  my  work   W•  nalyse  the  work  of  others   A•  xperiment  with  image   Emanipula6on  •  enerate  ideas   G•  atch  presenta6ons   W•  ake  presenta6ons   M•  rint  photographs  in  the   Pdarkroom  •  rocess  film   P•  dit  my  photographs   E•  nd  more,  much  more…   A
  • 7. WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?An  SLR  35mm  Film  camera.    ESSENTIAL  A  Digital  SLR  camera.    DESIRABLE  A  tripod.    DESIRABLE  Large  memory  s6ck  or  portable  hard  drive  for  digital  storage.    ESSENTIAL     WHAT OTHER COSTS ARE INVOLVED? Photographic  paper  box  of  100   sheets  per  term   Film  x  4  per  term   Digital  prin6ng  and  paper   Sketchbook  x2  per  year   Moun6ng  materials   Op6onal  trips  to  galleries      
  • 8. I HAVEN’T STUDIED PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE, DOES IT MATTER?•  o,  we  will  teach  you   Nfrom  scratch.      •  ou  need  to  have  the   Yqualifica6ons  necessary  to  study  A  levels  •  ou  do  have  to  be   Yhardworking;  interested  in  the  visual  world;  percep6ve,  crea6ve  and  technically  minded  however!    
  • 9. IS THERE MUCH WRITING IN THIS COURSE?•  es,  this  is  an  A  level  course   Yso  you  are  expected  to  be  an  analy6cal  and  cri6cal  thinker  and  able  to  express  those  thoughts  and  opinions  in  wri6ng.  •  ou  will  be  taught  how  to   Ywrite  analyses  of  photographs  and  how  to  evaluate  your  own  work.    You  might  need  to  ask  for  help  par6cularly  if  you  have  organisa6onal  or  leaning  difficul6es.    There  is  support  available  for  you.    •  here  is  no  wri^en  exam,   Tyou  are  mostly  assessed  on  your  photographic  work  and  how  you  have  developed  and  communicated  ideas.  
  • 10. HOW MUCH HOMEWORK WILL I HAVE?•  ou  are  expected  to  work   Yconsistently  hard  for  Photography.    •  ll  your  work  ‘counts’  towards   Athe  final  grade  •  ou  can  expect  to  be  set  up  to  5   Yhours  of  work  to  complete  in  your  own  6me  each  and  every  week.  •  ou  will  need  to  access  the   Yfacili6es  outside  of  lesson-­‐6me  and  maybe  aber  college.      
  • 11. HOW WILL MY WORK BE ASSESSED?•  ou  will  be  assessed  by  your   Yteacher  against  the  criteria  set  by  the  exam  board  Edexcel.    A  moderator  then  comes  in  to  check  the  teacher’s  marks  against  na6onal  standards.  •  very  assignment  is  marked   Eagainst  these  4  broad  criteria.  DEVELOP  ideas;  EXPERIMENT  with  techniques;  RECORD  observa6ons;  REALISE  inten6ons.  •  he  final  piece  is  only  worth   T25%  of  the  marks  for  each  project.  Its  all  about  the  journey  rather  than  the  des6na6on.    •  nit  1  is  worth  60%  of  the  AS   Ugrade.  •  nit  2  is  worth  40%  of  the  AS   Ugrade.    
  • 12. WHAT CAREERS DOES THIS PREPARE ME FOR?•  his  is  an  A  level  course  so  it  is  not  a   Tdirect  training  course  for  a  job  as  a  Photographer.    It  prepares  you  to  go  on  to  further    or  higher  educa6on  or  training/  appren6ceship.  •  ou  will  be  qualified  to  apply  for   YPhotography  related  Degree  courses  at  university  •  elated  careers  include:   RPress  photographer  Adver6sing  photographer  Fashion  photographer  Graphic  designer  Art  director  Journalist  Film-­‐maker  Cinematographer  Web  designer  Ar6st  
  • 13. WILL I GET TO GO ON TRIPS?•  es.  Every  term  we  will  go  on   Yat  least  one  educa6onal  visit  to  galleries,  museums  or  events;  we  will  arrange  for  you  to  meet  crea6ve  professionals  and  see  them  at  work.      •  e  will  go  out  of  the   Wclassroom  to  shoot  images  regularly  and  you  will  be  encouraged  to  seek  out  interes6ng  loca6ons  yourself.    •  e  aim  to  also  organise  an   Winterna6onal  residen6al  trip  perhaps  to  Paris,  Florence,    New  York  or  Venice.    
  • 14. What  camera  will  I  need?  •  You  will  need  your  own   •  Later  in  the  course  you   35MM  Film  SLR  camera   could  save  up  to  buy  a   for  this  course.    Buy  it   second  hand  (or  new)   second  hand  for  approx   Digital  35mm  SLR  camera   £30  to  £50.   •  It  must  have  a  Manual  •  It  must  have  a  working  in-­‐ senng  as  well  as  auto   built  light  meter   senngs.  •  It  must  allow  you  to   •  There  are  costs  involved   control  it  fully  manually   throughout  the  course  for   (changing  both  shu^er   films,  photo  paper,  digital   speeds  and  apertures   prin6ng  paper,  folders,   yourself)  even  if  it  also   sketchbooks  and   has  auto  senngs.     moun6ng  materials.      
  • 15. HOW CAN I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THIS COURSE?•  o  to  photography  or  art  exhibi6ons  locally  or  further  afield.  Tate  galleries;  Na6onal   GPortrait  Gallery;  Hayward  Gallery    in  London  have  photography  exhibi6ons.    Bristol’s  city  museum  and  art  gallery  or  the  Arnolfini;  Bath’s  Victoria  Art  Gallery  or  Fashion  Museum    host  great  exhibi6ons  and  events  a  li^le  closer  to  home.    And  don’t  forget  to  check  out  whats  on  at  the  Brewhouse  in  Taunton.    •  ead  Black  and  White  Photography  Monthly  magazine;  Dazed  and  Confused   Rmagazine;  1000words  online  magazine.      •  ead  some  Photography  books  such  as  A  World  History  of  Photography;  20th   RCentury  Photography;    A  Cultural  History  of  Photography;  or  Art  Photography  Now.    •  tart  to  make  some  decisions  about  what  makes  a  good  photograph   S•  ake  some  photographs  on  a  theme  and  begin  to  get  feedback  on  them  by  senng   Tup  a  flickr  site  or  a  blog.    Be  careful  with  your  personal  informa6on  online  and  think  about  what  privacy  senngs  you  want.    •  hemes  to  get  you  started:  reflec6ons;  corners;  shadows;  movement;  freckles;   Tworking  hands;  a  day  in  the  life  of…;  finding  le^ers  in  the  environment;  texture;  primary  colours.  .  .      
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