How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with Photography?
Since its modest beginnings in the 19th century, the art of photography has come an incredibly long way. Now, we have access to some of the highest quality images through our own handheld devices. It’s hard to imagine a world without photography, particularly when we embed the still image in almost every part of our lives, capturing important moments and creating artistic ways of framing our lives. In this course, students will be able to explore film-based or digital photography.
What will I study?
• The operations and principles of creating a photographic image, including the use of available and controlled light, lenses, cameras and light-sensitive materials, including digital and non-digital.
• How the formal elements evoke responses in the viewer.
• The processes for production of digital and print-based photographs.
• Methods of presentation of photographic images.
• The language of photography as it is applied to a wide range of media.
What makes Photography at #H6 different?
• There are visits to places like the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and workshops at The Guardian.
• You attend talks with professionals from the British Institute of Professional Photography
• There are visits from academics in higher education.
• There are chances to enter a range of photography competitions
How will I be assessed?
• 60% Component 1 - assessed and externally moderated by an exam board
• 40% Component 2 - assessed and externally moderated by an exam board
Five or more GCSE grades 9-5 including a minimum grade 5 in Maths and a minimum grade 6 in English and a Humanities or Social Science related subject.
After, or while completing this course, you could gain work experience as an assistant photographer specialising fashion photography (modelling or cat walk), photojournalism or advertising. Keeping an online or digital portfolio is a good way to showcase your skills and it can also help you to get noticed by others