As it is the last lesson for the year, your aim is to get anything incomplete finished off, uploaded and annotated so that you don't have to pick up mid way through something in the new year!
Make sure that everything is uploaded with a title above it eg. 'Experiment 5', 'Experiment inspired by artist' etc.
Write a sentence or two below each experiment to explain the photography techniques you used, links to your artist, how you edited it and a review of the strengths and weaknesses.
To take this photograph I...
I have taken inspiration from... by...
I edited it by...
One of the things that I think work best about it is... because...
Something that I need to develop in my next experiment is... because...
Well done for all of your hard work this year. You have all learnt so much and made so much progress! And you have been a pleasure to teach :)
The thing to think about now is that you are entering your final year and everyone needs to up their game to work to the best of your ability in order to secure the highest possible marks! I want everyone to be aiming for a 5/6/7/8/9!!
Your coursework projects (Human Figure and Light and Shadow) have to be totally finished by Christmas. This includes all improvements, extra experiments, extra photoshoots and final outcomes.
You will then start your final exam project in January, and develop your project until your exam which will be the last week of April. This will be a really short amount of time so we need to get everything finished on your coursework before hand. All work has to be handed in on the first day of your exam.
Why am I telling you all of this now??
Because now is the time to get ahead!! Your homework over summer is as follows:
1. An extra 2 photoshoots for Light and Shadow
2. An extra 2 photoshoots for The Human Figure
3. As many of the Going for Gold summer tasks as you can!
All of this is due on the first day back after the summer.
1. Make sure your photos from last lesson and homework are uploaded (with titles!)
2. Go to the shared area/photography and open the Light and Shadow planning pages. Find your sheet, click it so it goes blue, right click to copy it then paste onto a new file on photoshop and save as a jpeg.
3. Upload your planning page ABOVE your latest photoshoot.
When experimenting, to get the higher marks you need to:
- explore different techniques
- work with a variety of images
- demonstrate an understanding of the formal elements (composition, colour, texture etc)
- link to artists clearly
- show progression of ideas - one experiment clearly developing from the one before etc.
- purposeful experiments with your project in mind
- show the stages of your editing - you might include a before, half way and after editing photo and explain it.
Your task this week is to edit in the style of your photographer.
- Edit at least 3 different images.
- Explore different techniques to try to show a higher level of skill.
- Show different stages of development by editing the above images further after you save them and uploading all images, one after the other. Finish with a large version to show the best/finished piece. This will show your ideas developing for higher marks!
1. Write about your photoshoot.
- How did your planning help you?
- Where and how did you take your photos?
- How did your artist inspire you?
- What are the strengths?
- Areas for development?
For this photoshoot, I worked from my planning by...
I took my photos in...
Artist name inspired me by...
The strengths of this photo shoot are...
To improve on my next photo shoot I will need to...
2. Review each set of edited photographs
How did your editing enhance the mood and atmosphere/patterns and shadows?
How will you develop from here?
My editing has enhanced the mood and atmosphere/patterns and shadows by...
From here, I will develop my project by...
These lessons have been written by Miss Wilson.