This information will give you the opportunity to explore some of the key principles of photography and develop your skills. You will begin by analysing others’ work before creating your own work in the areas of composition, colour theory, shutter speed, depth of field, basic lighting, exposure, and focal length.
You will create a file where you describe the different principles covered, analyse photographers’ work, and capture and evaluate your own interpretations.
Describe the following elements of composition (Rule of thirds, bullseye, framing, leading lines) and annotate sourced examples from noted photographers explaining how the elements fit into each photograph. Take a series of experimental shots exploring composition before choosing one photograph that fits into each category. Annotate your work explaining why you have chosen this particular shot and why it is the most effective example.
Task 2 Colour Theory
Describe different elements of colour (warm, cold, advancing, receding, the psychology of colour, complimentary, and contrasting).
Show annotated examples from other practitioners’ work before creating and evaluating your own images.
Task 3 Shutter Speeds
Describe how different shutter speeds effect an image. Use sourced images to show different effects before experiment with freezing motion, panning, and blurring motion. Create your own imagery using these techniques and evaluate your imagery.
Task 4 Depth of Field
Describe the depth of field and the factors that effect depth of field. Evaluate sourced examples of how it can be used creatively to add focus and meaning to the imagery. Create your own examples showing different variations of depth of field and evaluate your work.
Task 5 Basic Lighting
Describe different qualities of light and gather sourced imagery from the internet before creating your own examples.
Task 6 Pattern and Texture
Describe how different focal lengths give different effects and show examples of wide-angle, fisheye, portrait lenses and telephoto. Create your own examples that show experimentation with different focal lengths.
Your risk assessment and your ‘photographers rights’ document must be included with your submitted assignment.
Work must be submitted by the given deadline. Requests for an extension to the deadline must be made in writing by completing the request form before the deadline date. At the discretion of the tutor, any late work accepted will be graded at the end of the academic year and will not receive feedback.