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Areas of study

Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of Photography, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:

  • Portraiture
  • Landscape photography (working from the urban, rural and/or coastal environment)
  • Still life photography (working from objects or from the natural world)
  • Documentary photography, photojournalism
  • Fashion photography
  • Experimental imagery
  • Multimedia
  • Photographic installation
  • Moving image (video, film, animation).

We will explore traditional darkroom techniques as well as digital techniques. You will be taught Photoshop. You will also learn how to use a DSLR Camera, learning about the technical aspects of using your camera so that you can take a picture in even the most difficult of lighting situations. You will learn that Photography goes beyond the 2D flat image of a picture printed on paper. You will learn to apply your ideas to a variety of industries such as stage design, fashion, architecture, animation and video projection, including live performance. You will have the opportunity to explore drone cameras and working with other creatives such as musicians, theater practitioners, and choreographers/ dancers.

You will look at the work of Artists and Photographers and gain experience of setting up your own website preparing you for the world of social media and careers. You will learn how to photographically screen print your own T-Shirt or first Fine Art screen print run. For more information on the course see the AQA WEBSITE.

You can follow our school photography blog here.

Photography is not just a still image. Many of our students use Photography to inform their illustrations for Graphic Novels and Animations. Here are some past pupils animations made using flash, movie maker and stop frame animation using stills photography. 


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