Subject Intent: Why Photography?
Photography offers students a diverse and in depth range of skills from learning how to use DSLR's manually to an in depth experience in the black and white darkroom. Students gain a broad knowledge in critical analysis developing thoughtful and conceptual ideas, expressed in still images. The curriculum is designed to encourage, practice and develop their technical skillset to develop as photographers and to bridge the gap between technical understanding and creativity. Students are taught professional practices to aid them in further education and employment/self-employment.
What will I study?
- Composition: how to frame an image and create visually exciting photographs
- Digital photography: the functions of a digital camera
- Digital manipulation: use of Adobe applications to correct and alter images
- Studio and location photography
- Darkroom photography: how to use a traditional 35mm film camera and how to develop and print photographs
- How to present your work creatively in both digital and hand-made sketchbooks
- How to critique your work and that of others
- How to best communicate concepts and meanings to your viewer.
Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.
What are lessons like in this subject?
What a fantastic course this is! We have learnt a variety of different photography styles and methods for development and we get plenty of opportunities to utilise these skills! I love it, I would definitely recommend choosing Photography!
Benjamin Cartwright, Holy Trinity Barnsley