1st Dinas Powys

Photographer

Choose one of the options and complete all its requirements.
Option 1
PhotographsChoose one of these two activities.
  • Produce 12 photographs (negative or digital), taken by you. They should feature at least two of these techniques: portrait, still life (or similar), land or seascape, sport or action or time-lapse photography.
  • Produce six black and white photographs. Explain the steps you took to create them and the impact of using black and white as an alternative to colour images. You could produce high quality prints on photographic paper or present them on-screen.
    KnowledgeShow that you know the main functions of a digital camera including resolution, digital compression, shutter speed and aperture. Explain how these affect the final image and print. Explain the different types of removable memory available.
    DiscussTalk about different types of photographic devices and the accessories available for them.
    EditingChoose one of these activities.
    • Describe the process of developing black and white films and prints, including the use of an enlarger.
    • Describe the processes and equipment needed to produce prints from a digital camera. Explain how to use editing software.
    • Describe the processes and equipment needed to scan prints or negatives from existing photographs. Explain how to use editing software.
    • Describe the basic functions for editing digital images. In particular, explain the differences between cropping and zooming, resizing and stretching, and camera orientation and rotation.
    FaultsDiagnose faults that happen at the photographing, editing or printing stages, like over or under exposure and high or low contrast. Explain the difference between camera shake and subject movement.
    CareShow that you know how to care for a camera and accessories.
    Option 2
    Short Film (x2)Produce at least two short films from two of these categories. Create a storyboard and script for each of these. You can edit the film ‘in camera’ or by using simple editing tools.
    • Documentary
    • Music video
    • Drama
    • Situation comedy
    • Advertisement
    • Training film
    DiscussDiscuss the differences between video and still photography. Explain the reasons for choosing one format over another for a range of subjects. Discuss problems that can happen when using automatic settings. Explain how these can be fixed.
    TechniquesShow that you understand.
    • Camera techniques such as panning, zooming, close-ups, long shots and using additional lighting.
    • Production techniques such as editing, how to avoid jumpy cuts and maintaining continuity.
    CareShow that you know how to care for a video camera and accessories, such as storage media, batteries, microphones and lights.
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