Level 3 Photography*

3PHO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Students will be required to maintain a visual/digital diary which documents their generation of ideas, photographic techniques, application of artist models, final imagery and development of ideas. Students will select a topic of their own choice and, using a variety of photographic approaches, create a body of Photography work which will be presented on 3 x A1 folio boards for external assessment.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity: You will be challenged to extend your ideas, draw inspiration from existing photographers, test and experiment with a wide range of camera functions, lighting and editing techniques.
  • You will select your own ‘Social Issue’’ to develop a Fine Art Photographic body of work.
  • Decision Making: You will apply the photographic process, associated language and terminology and use it to make decisions to inform the development of your own photographic practice. 
  • Use Photography techniques to develop imagery to explore ideas and communicate about your kaupapa.
  • Digital Literacy: Use Adobe Photography programmes to edit, create multiple image constructions, and record your ideas. 
  • Depth of Field, Shutter Speed, Lighting, Multiple Image construction, Projection, Sculptural photography, digital and hand crafted manipulations.
  • Time Management: Use the allocated time and set deadlines to manage your work output and receive quality feed-forward on your developing inquiry.
  • Use the specialist studio and lighting gear to take your Photography to the next level! 
  • Collaboration: Learn to work with a model and assistants as you capture your imagery. 

  • Work with a crew of your classmates to manage your model, props, Lights and backdrops. 

Other Information:

1 x optional achievement standard is available for some students, by negotiation with the classroom teacher.


Year Levels/Departments:

Art, Seniors



Resources Required

All resources are supplied for use in class. It is recommended that students purchase their own 32GB SD card and a USB flash drive to manage their own files.