Year 12 Photography

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Zimmerman

Content: This course covers all aspects of photo taking and digital photographic procedures. Students will study many photographic genres and produce work based on established practice. Students will be required to maintain a visual diary which documents ideas and methods relating to artists' work, analysis of photographs, technical notes and the development of their own ideas for photography. They will also produce work for 2 x A1 folio boards, which will document a person, place or event of their own choice. They will develop their ideas through the use of Photoshop and other manipulation methods to produce original photography of a high standard.

• Photo taking - composition/camera functions
• Creative thinking
• Organisation
• Visual communication
• Digital Photography
• Self awareness and self motivation
• Research
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Lightroom

Contributions and Equipment

Students will need to purchase a Digital SLR Camera (or the equivalent). New cameras range from $350-$800. The camera must have a minimum of 6 mega pixels, have the ability to control aperture and shutter speed and have a zoom lens.

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Year 11 Courses in the following departments: Design and Visual Communication, Visual Art or Technology. 


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91317 v2
Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91322 v2
Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 12
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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