Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Schon

Students will learn basic photographic conventions and digital processes. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of photographic approaches including shooting and scanning, manipulating images on Photoshop, and in camera techniques. Students will work towards completing an externally assessed portfolio board created through digital processes showcasing their photographic abilities.

Internal assessments 4 credits. External assessment 12 credits.

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 credits in NCEA Level 1 Art or in negotiation with the Curriculum Leader.

Course Costs

Camera: Students who do not own a digital SLR camera can borrow cameras from the department. However, we only have a small number so it cannot be guaranteed that a camera will be available 100% of the time.
Software: As students will be learning how to manipulate and enhance images using Photoshop and lightroom it is advisable (but not compulsory) for students to have these programmes on a home computer.