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Curriculum 2023

Photography

 

Subject Name  Photography
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway Year 12 Photography
Staff Contact Graham Murphy
graham.murphy417@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

This course allows students to study Photography with a focus on design to make communications products. The three areas of study are Camera Techniques, Digital Manipulation and the making of Communication Products.

Students develop skills in using a DSLR camera and post-production processes using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom software to edit photos. They also experience studio photography and explore lighting techniques. 

Assessment

Specialist Skills Task  50%

  • Camera Techniques: Students investigate camera techniques leading to practical activities, demonstrating their knowledge of appropriate settings.
  • Digital Manipulation: Students use Photoshop to create a folio of creative digital manipulation of photos they have taken, and document the processes involved in creating resolved graphical designs. 

Design Process and Solution  50%

  • Part 1 – Design Development: Students create a design brief and use the design process to investigate and plan a communications product - 1000 words
  • Part 2 – Solution Realisation: Students produce their communications product resulting from their planning in Part 1 and evaluate their product - 500 words

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