Photography summer work
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Photography summer work


Welcome to the Photography Department at Hills Road.

The work

The Summer Project will provide an excellent opportunity to explore the diverse visual world around you and provide a springboard for Project 1 which we will begin in the Autumn Term. We would like you to focus on one of the three themes outlined below; please download the Photography worksheet at the bottom of this page for further details and guidance.

The project should be contained within a PowerPoint presentation or digital equivalent. Familiarise yourself with the three themes and complete the task with plenty of personal and imaginative ideas!

Please choose ONE of the following themes and follow the task outlined in the downloadable worksheet at the bottom of this page.

 You will need to pick one of the following themes:

  • Identity
  • Storyteller
  • Journey

Task 1: Develop your theme by gathering research on other artists and creating a spider diagram of possible ideas. Find 6 inspiring images that are related to your idea and make notes on the following:

  • Who the artist is, and where you found the work.
  • Why you have chosen the image; what do you like about it?
  • How it might influence/inform your own photography?
  • Pinterest, Behance and Getty Images are all useful starting places for good-quality photographic research.

Task 2: Explore different photographic techniques to help improve your picture-taking. Think about composition, framing, angle and lighting for example - part of your research should be on techniques.

Task 3: Record your ideas and observations keeping your project idea firmly in mind – aim to take at least twenty photographs and present six final photographs – you might want to ask someone to help you choose your best images.

Task 4: Present your project in order of events; your ideas, research, analysis of research (why did you choose this image, what do you like about it and what could you learn from it), your own images and any editing that you do and including the evaluation and make notes (a paragraph at most) about your pictures:

  • Did they turn out how you expected?
  • What do you like/dislike about them?
  • How you could develop the ideas you explored further? (This is especially important as your first coursework project will be a continuation of your summer work).

All of this information is available in the Photography Summer worksheet within the download section below, so please make sure you download it!

Digital resources

​Below is a selection of digital resources that will help you to get prepared and ready to study A level ​Photography. Click on the ​links to access the resources.

Recommended course book

No textbook required at this point.

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