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July 5, 2014 at 6:03pm

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Some great work from Peter, Benny, Jordan and Kirstie in Year 9.

June 16, 2014 at 4:13pm

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10C/Pg1 Cover Lesson 17.6.14

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Hi folks. Sorry I can’t be with you today but I have every confidence you’ll be able to get on with your Personal Projects independently. I want you to concentrate on getting your websites up to date so that next week we can focus on more photography.

Here are some ideas to help you:

  • Take a look at the progress I have made with my project.
  • Make sure you have created a new page for your project (that means you Alex!)
  • Explain why you have chosen your theme. What are you planning to do first?
  • Create a Gallery of your first set of images.
  • Make sure that you have evaluated your images so far (WWW/EBI)
  • Use the Pinterest boards to help you get ideas for photo shoots. Create your own PInterest board or add a link to the relevant tallisarts board.
  • Do some research about one of the photographers named in your chosen theme E.g. I have done some research about Laszlo Moholy-Nagy for my theme, Edges.
  • If your theme doesn’t name any photographers, choose one from the Pinterest board and do some research about them.
  • Choose a single image that inspires you and write a detailed response about it. Try to use as many specific photography words as possible.

Good luck, Work hard and complete any outstanding documenting online for home work. Here’s a link to the home learning assignment this week.

June 15, 2014 at 2:43pm

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TAKE PHOTOS EVERYDAY!

I get a lot of messages from people asking for advice, so here it is, if you want to be a better photographer carry a camera with you everywhere, take photos everyday, don’t be afraid to take bad photos, just take photos! I try to alway have a film camera on me, its more of visual diary, but it helps remind me that photography doesn’t have to be serious all the time, if you’re not having fun whats the point. 

You can see all my day to day film snaps on my WEBSITE.

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June 10, 2014 at 9:03am

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Ellen’s cat collage is interesting.

Ellen’s cat collage is interesting.

May 20, 2014 at 1:05pm

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Year 11 Photography Grades 2014 →

This spreadsheet displays the latest information about photography grades for 11D/Pg1 (2014)

May 8, 2014 at 2:45pm

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Scale is an important consideration when displaying images.

May 5, 2014 at 2:00pm

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10C/Pg1 Cover Lesson 6.5.14

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Hi folks

Sorry I can’t be with you today. I’m invigilating a Year 12 exam at the other end of the corridor!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Make sure you have created a Light Painting page on your Weebly site (it should go in Unit 1 > Techniques & Processes)
  2. Write a brief introduction explaining what light painting involves - equipment needed, camera settings, visual effects, artists who have used the technique for different purposes etc. Use hyperlinks to other resources on the web. Embed a useful video if possible.
  3. Create a slideshow or gallery of examples of photographic light paintings - try to include some famous and unusual examples from the history of photography
  4. Create a gallery of the light painting images we have made in class (you can download them from my website). make sure you write a specific evaluation (WWW/EBI) of images you personally made (in your small groups).

Think carefully about how to make your page interesting, creative and a little unusual. How might you design the page to make it engaging and informative for the examiner? How will your page stand out from the crowd? Remember, the more detailed your evaluation and the more subject specific vocabulary you use, the better your grade is likely to be.

Here are some key words to help you:

shutter speed - how long the shutter is left open, measured in seconds or fractions of a second

aperture - how much light is allowed into the camera through the lens, measured in f stops

ISO - the sensitivity of the camera to light, measured in numbers 100 to 6400

long exposure - leaving the shutter open for an unusually long amount of time

(off camera) flash - an additional, brief source of bright light that can ‘stop’ a subject in motion (we used this independently of the camera so we could choose when to ‘fire’ it)

I expect to see some really exciting pages by next lesson.

Work hard.

April 24, 2014 at 1:05pm

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More great work from Year 11 in the GCSE exam today

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More great work from Year 11 in the GCSE exam today

April 23, 2014 at 2:28pm

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Some splendid work on Day #1 of the GCSE photography exam.