NCEA Level 2 Photography 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Szabados

Recommended Prior Learning

To take Photography at Level Two students will need to have gained NCEA Level One plus Literacy. A beginner’s knowledge of Photoshop is an advantage but not essential.

Photography 201:
This course is about making images that show the development of a theme or concept through creative use of camera techniques and manipulation of imagery through Photoshop. You will learn how to use a digital camera  with manual controls and study the history of photography and photographic techniques using available light and studio lighting. The course will enable you to edit and process your photos using Photoshop to develop and clarify ideas. Each assessment will enable the student to produce work related to their personal interests and/or cultural identity.

This course may lead on to Level 3 Photography (22 credit course).

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Photography 301

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a $95 cost for materials. Students will also be expected to purchase $20.00 credit from the front office to cover all individual photo copying and printing for proof sheets and mock ups. While the school has digital cameras for loan, it is highly recommended that students have their own digital camera with manual controls. The recommended camera is the Canon EOS 1300 D. Students will have access to Mac computers, professional printers and professional studio lighting.
Students may visit art gallery exhibitions relevant to the photography curriculum.

Pathway Tags

Advertising Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Photo Journalist, Food Photographer, Portrait Photographer, Underwater Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Director of Photography, Art School Director, Primary School Teacher, Intermediate Art Teacher, College Art Teacher, University Lecturer / Professor, Private Art Instructor, Art Therapist, Art Dealer, Artist Agent, Food Stylist, Florist, Display and Exhibition Planner, Art / Design / Colour Consultant, Gallery Owner / Assistant, Museum Curator, Personal Stylist, Picture Framer, Online Curator, Art curriculum writer, Art Historian, Art Critic, Arts Administrator, Arts and Cultural Planner, Website owner / Blogger, Animator, Concept Artist, Digital Illustrator, Digital 3D Modeller, Web Designer, iPhone / Android App Designer, Television / Film Producer, Documentary Film Maker, Camera Operator, Film Editor, Special Effects Designer, Video Game Design, You Tube Video Creator, Advertising Director, Logo / Branding Designer, Sign Writer, Magazine Layout Designer, Book / eBook Designer, Packaging Designer, Calendar / Stationary / Wallpaper Designer, Typographer, Industrial Designer / Bridge Designer, Toy Designer, Utensil Designer, Miniature Model Maker / Mock up Artist, Prop Designer, Food Product Designer, Architectural Illustrator, Book Illustrator, Graphic Illustrator, Technical / Textbook Illustrator, Storyboard Illustrator, Cartoonist / Caricaturist, Commercial Artist, Fine Artist (Photographer), Courtroom Artist, Art Conservationist, Special Effects Makeup / Creature Design, Mural Artist, Tattoo Artist, Fibre Artist, Accessories Designer (Shoes / Bags / hats), Dressmaker, Fashion Consultant, Fashion Designer / Sports Apparel Designer, Fashion Merchandising, Pattern Maker, Costume Designer, Home Wares Designer, Fabric / Textiles Designer, Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer / Town Planner, Playground / Theme Park / Sports Arena / Golf Course Designer, Interior Designer / Decorator, Film Set / Stage Design, Graphic Novel Author

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