GCSE Photography

What does this subject involve?

  • Develop your creativity and imagination through visual, tactile and sensory experience
  • Develop practical, technical and critical skills and use visual language to communicate ideas, feelings and meanings
  • Explore ideas and meanings in the work of modern masters and contemporary photographers
  • You will learn about the roles and functions of photography in different scenarios
  • Recording the world around you and people you meet

Along the way you will:

  • Learn how to use a camera and all its functions
  • Have fun
  • Become a resilient and reflective photographer
  • Create original outcomes
  • Experiment with a range of techniques, including: - Photoshop, use of handmade filters, different shutter speeds, exposure techniques, hand-manipulation, image composition
  • Develop your own style, identifying personal strengths

Why should I choose this subject?

  • It is a practical subject
  • You can travel and meet interesting people
  • It is a skill that you can use in your personal life as well as within your career

What skills will I need to succeed in this subject?

  • Creativity
  • Open-minded to try new things
  • Perseverance
  • Commitment

Where could this subject take me in the future?

Post 16, A-Level or BTEC courses leading on to Art Foundation, Apprenticeships and Degrees.

Jobs within the field such as: -Photojournalist, Advertising and Commercial Photography, Fashion Photography, Portrait Photography, Sports Photography, Travel Photography.

Who can I talk to for more information?

Miss Rawson, Miss Pickup.

Students are expected to invest in the following equipment: - A3 folder, A3 Sketchbook, coloured pencils, sharpener, rubber, range of tonal pencils, glue stick, camera.