Teacher in Charge: Ms C. SzabadosRecommended 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.
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).
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.
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