Our aim is to provide our learners with the skills and techniques required to capture thought-provoking images. This is done by using cameras and experimenting with shutter speeds, apertures, ISO levels and compositional rules so that the learner is dictating what the camera captures. Together with this, exploring different materials and processes to alter the way an image looks and works on several levels.
The learners will investigate artists and photographers who have become iconic within their specialised areas and take inspiration, from what they have created, into their own work.
Our themes are set-up to guide and lead the learner into the varied genres of photography, helping them to become not only more confident in their camera techniques but in their ability to interact with others, their subjects and the world around them.
This in turn will help to create an appreciation of different styles of work that have been influenced by people, societies and cultures from around the world.
Please contact Photography Teacher Mr G Taylor for further information.
Each learner will need to have their own digital camera. This must be a Bridge camera at least so that they can select the manual functions. Advice on the types of camera suitable can be provided.
The learners will undertake extensive work outside of the class room in particular the capturing of the images required for each section of work. The department facilities are available to use during lesson time, lunchtimes and after school, where learners are always welcome to work on their current projects or just experiment with their own ideas. We have a well-equipped department with the industry standard Photoshop available along with other editing software. A pop-up studio with Elinchrom lighting gives the opportunity to experiment with portrait and still life photography. The learners have access to use the department Canon EOS camera when using the studio and lighting.