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AS COURSEWORK People and Places Planner Autumn Term AS Photography Coursework Unit MM 2014 Slide 2 Overview Starting from your induction task to your final submission of coursework just before the Easter break 2015, you will be expected to produce a body of work that looks at people and places. Technically this is going to develop your knowledge and ideas in two different genres of photography: Portraiture & Landscape. This module will explore different approaches to using your camera, different lighting conditions and working with people and inanimate objects across a range of different environments. This unit requires you to produce a blog with research, analysis, photographic responses, experimentation and make a number of final outcomes, usually this takes the form of about 10 final prints as A4 or A3. Imagination, Beth Cumming 2014 Ogier, Charlotte Manby, 2014 Slide 3 "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough." Robert Capa, photojournalist. Hungarian (1913-54) I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs. Gary Winogrand, street photographer, American (1928-84) Slide 4 Homework and Deadlines Any student who fails to complete specific tasks or homework on set deadlines will be given a days grace, and if still unfinished, will be put in Supervised Study that same day after school between 3:30-5:00. Remember also, that is the policy of Hautlieu School that each students should spend an average of 5 hours of homework per subject per week, and the homework set in this module reflects that commitment. Slide 5 Assessment This unit is part of your first Coursework module and will be assessed using the following assessment criteria. Each assessment objective is a awarded between 0-20 marks out of a total of 80 marks. To achieve an A-grade you need at least 72 marks. To achieve an A* you need 78 marks. Assessment Objectives A2 Photography: (Edexcel) AO1 Develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding. AO2 Experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops. AO3 Record in visual and/or other forms ideas, observations and insights relevant to their intentions, demonstrating an ability to reflect on their work and progress. AO4 Present a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating critical understanding, realising intentions and, where appropriate, making connections between visual, oral or other elements. Slide 6 ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE 1: DEVELOP RESEARCH > ANALYSE > PLAN ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE 2: EXPERIMENT EXPLORE > REVIEW > EDIT > REFINE > MODIFY ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE 3: RECORD VISUALISE > COMPOSE > PHOTOGRAPH ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE 4: REALISE EVALUATE > SELECT > PRINT > PRESENT Slide 7 AO1 AO3 AO2 AO4 KEY SKILLS SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS IN A-LEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY 1. RESEARCH To develop ideas and gain knowledge 2. ANALYSE To interpret images and demonstrate understanding 3. PLAN To specify ideas and organise shoot 4. RECORD To visualise, compose and photograph 5. EXPERIMENT To explore ideas, review shoots and edit, refine, and modify pictures 6. EVALUATE To assess pictures and reflect on work 7. PRESENT To produce a personal work book and select, print and mount final outcomes Slide 8 A2 Assessment Grid what we are looking for in your work MarksAO1 DEVELOPAO2 EXPERIMENTAO3 RECORDAO4 REALISE Limited (1-5 marks) evidence of a limited ability to develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding Basic (6-10 marks) evidence of a basic ability to develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding Competent (11-15 marks) evidence of a competent ability to develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding evidence of a competent ability to experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops Confident (16-20 marks) evidence of confident ability to develop their ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understandingevidence of a confident ability to experiment with and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining their ideas as their work develops Total Grade Grade boundaries: A* = 78-80 A=71-77 B=62-70 C=53-61 D=44-52 E=35-43 U=0-34 Slide 9 METHODOLOGY OF ANALYSIS How to analyse a photograph critically 1.Describing ~ FORM ~ What is here? What am I looking at? 2.Interpreting ~ MEANING ~ What is it about? 3.Evaluating ~ JUDGEMENT ~ How good is it? 4.Theorizing ~ CONTEXT ~ How does it relate to the history and theory of photography, art and culture? Criticism is informed discourse about art to increase understanding and appreciation of art Source: Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images, by Terry Barrett, 1990, pg:3 Slide 10 FIRST TERM: INTRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT Week 1-2: Induction using blog, introducing teachers and workflow, Photoshop & File sizing Lesson time: upload induction task to blog. Use photoshop to adjust file sizes. Induction photo essay: What I like about photography, upload work to blog. GRG to introduce photoshop using blending techniques Homework: upload induction task (portrait 1) to blog, complete induction essay. Week 3: Introduce Research & Analysis: Apply to Portraiture Lesson time: Use photoshop to apply a range of post-production techniques. Including, clone, stamp, masks. Introduce some portrait photographers who use natural settings / light. Look to take a portrait photograph in the style of 2 different research artists - avoid studio photographers. Use N drive for resources. Think about focus & DoF. Use photoshop to increase focus. GRG to keep developing photoshop skills to help complete final portraits. Homework: complete portrait work as above (ie work since joining) Timeline Below is an outline of work that must be completed each week. Slide 11 Diane Arbus Daniel Joseph Martinez Travis Hodge Loreta Lux Techniques to increase Focus (& Depth of Field / DoF) Slide 12 Week 4-5: School shoot Lesson time: Use school as a site to explore Places. Look at abstract, formalist photography. Research this genre. Respond to at least 2 different artists. GRG to 1. introduce Abstraction eg Mondrain and colour zones; 2 to take students around school for shoot. Homework: On photo-assignment in School Week 6: Harbour / St Helier Shoot Lesson Time: Plan shoot / ideas. Go out into St Helier & Harbour, shoot at least 200 pictures People & Places. In class edit photos, upload to blog, select best images etc. GRG to help select best images and suggest post-production. Homework: Use homework time to complete above. Week 7-8: Producing Final Outcomes Lesson Time: Use last two weeks to revisit blog and to go back over any work that could be improved. Use time to select final images, print and mount. You must have 2 frame mounts & 2 foamboard. GRG to help with finals: printing, mounting, post-production. Homework: Deadline: last day of term Complete at least 4 final prints 2 x People & 2 x Places and hand in for assessment. Half Term Timelinecontinued Slide 13 Imogen Cunningham Think about shape, form, colour, texture and pattern ie the Formalist or Geometric elements of an image. Pete Fraser Sugimoto Aaron Siskind Keld Helmer-Petersen Ernst Haas Slide 14 SECOND TERM: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES, SKILLS AND APPROACHES Week 9-10: Introducing Studio & Studio Lighting Lesson time: Watch Rankin Documentary. Research studio portrait photographers. Use critical language to understand how images are created. Focus on 3 photographers and respond appropriately. GRG to book studio for lighting tutorials. Homework: Use study periods to book up studio to work individually Week 11: Advanced Camera Controls Lesson Time: go through some manual setting ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture. Look at photographers who have used technical approaches to photography to inform and stylise their work. GRG to go through AV/TV mode. Homework: use own time to produce a series of comparative shots showing the ability to use different settings and the effect these settings have on final images. If possible revisit previous sites and try to use manual settings to increase the creativity of your shots. Timelinecontinued Slide 15 Rankin Cindy Sherman David Bailey Techniques and approaches in studio lighting Man Ray Slide 16 Week 12: Beach / Woods Shoot Lesson Time: Visit location to think about the idea of Romanticism, ie nature as a site of natural beauty and wonder. Look at a range of artists who are connected with this idea (both modern and old). Research Pictorialism, Ansell Adams, Imogen Cunningham etc. GRG to go through Ansell Adams zonal system & HDR photoshop techniques. Homework: follow up school shoot with individual shoot sunsets? Week 13-14: Producing Final Outcomes Lesson Time: Use the final weeks of the term to complete 6 more final pieces. Try to make the final pieces more interesting and creative than an A3 or A4 print. Think about presenting your work in a different way that supports the photography you wish to present... Decorated frames, smaller prints, photobooks, use of paint or other textures etc.. Homework: Use all of your spare time to complete your finals. Submit for xmas assessment End of Term Timelinecontinued Slide 17 Edward Weston Pictorialism Jo Cornish Thinking about the natural en