GCSE Photography revision course in London (Easter)

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Edexcel

Why do an Easter Revision course in Photography at Ashbourne?

The course leader for the Photography Easter Revision Course is Joanna Kay. Students will benefit from his vast and diverse experience as well as the individual attention which is a key feature of the Ashbourne Easter Revision programme.

There will be revision of the following areas:

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  • the use of light as the most important element in photography
  • film types, film speeds and specialised films which facilitate the processes of generating and developing ideas
  • viewpoint, composition, focus, shutter speed, exposure
  • darkroom techniques involving the recognition of appropriate paper types, developing and printing, emulsions, exposures, tone and contrast
  • contextual connections between their film-based work and the work of others, extracting and using meaningful information
  • acquisition and manipulation of the image through computers, scanners, photocopiers and computer software.

Students will be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the use of light as the most important element in photography
  • the basis of digital photography, including pixel and digital processing
  • viewpoint, composition, focus, shutter speed, exposure
  • the use and qualities of image acquisition hardware and software, and image manipulation and analogies between digital and other forms of photography
  • the relationships between colour and tone for screen and print-based media
  • contextual connections between students’ digital work and the work of others, extracting and using meaningful information
  • the use of a range of source material, software and hardware in the generation and development of ideas.
  • storyboards, scripting, camera angles, viewpoints, length of shot, cutting, composition, cropping and pacing which must include ideas and developments
  • qualities of lighting in both studio and location-based work
  • various animation processes, such as stop-frame, rostrum and 3D modelling, and associated hardware and software
  • qualities and functions of various film and video formats, for example 16 mm film, analogue video, digital video,.flv,.mov,.wmv
  • the use of sound, narration and storyline and their relation to moving images
  • editing, including the variety of ways in which images might be juxtaposed to create appropriate effects
  • contextual connections between their moving image work and the work of others, extracting and using meaningful information
  • the work of others as a means of extending their film and video vocabulary.

Students will be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the production processes in a range of photography genres, such as photojournalism, documentary, street, fashion, landscape, portrait, fine art, panoramic, wildlife, forensic, mobilography
  • qualities of lighting in both studio and location-based work
  • the suitability of tools and equipment for different genres
  • qualities and functions of various genres
  • the relationships between photography genres and how they relate to genres in art and design
  • contextual connections between their genre photographs and the work of others, extracting and using meaningful information
  • the work of others as a means of extending their genre vocabulary
  • storyboards, scripting, camera angles, viewpoints, length of shot, cutting, composition, cropping and pacing which must include ideas and developments
  • qualities of lighting in both studio and location-based work
  • various animation processes, such as stop-frame, rostrum and 3D modelling, and associated hardware and software
  • qualities and functions of various film and video formats, for example 16 mm film, analogue video, digital video,.flv,.mov,.wmv
  • the use of sound, narration and storyline and their relation to moving images
  • editing, including the variety of ways in which images might be juxtaposed to create appropriate effects
  • contextual connections between their moving image work and the work of others, extracting and using meaningful information
  • the work of others as a means of extending their film and video vocabulary.

Students will be expected to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the production processes in a range of photography genres, such as photojournalism, documentary, street, fashion, landscape, portrait, fine art, panoramic, wildlife, forensic, mobilography
  • qualities of lighting in both studio and location-based work
  • the suitability of tools and equipment for different genres
  • qualities and functions of various genres
  • the relationships between photography genres and how they relate to genres in art and design
  • contextual connections between their genre photographs and the work of others, extracting and using meaningful information
  • the work of others as a means of extending their genre vocabulary.
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