Photography and Photographic Practice 2015
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Extended Diploma (Level 3) in Creative Media Production
Assessment Title: PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE
Assessor: N Obayiuwana Student: Course code: 3DMED/15 Group: YR 1
Unit Number: 57 Unit Title: MY CAMERA
Unit Code: H/600/6659
Hand out date: 03.11.15 Final hand in: 11.12.15 Date handed in:
P1 P2 P3 P4 M1 M2 M3 M4 D1 D2 D3 D4
How to hand in your assignment
This assignment must be handed into your lecturer at the date and time specified above and by the hand in date on each individual task.
TO ACHIEVE THIS UNIT A LEARNER MUST:
1) Understand different applications of photography 2) Know how to use photographic equipment and employ photographic techniques 3) Be able to plan and produce photographic images for a specified purpose 4) Be able to reflect upon photographic work.
UNIT INTRODUCTION Photography, or photo-imaging, is a major industry of the media sector in its own right with a wide variety of applications, from the production of personal records such as wedding photographs or family portraits to technical applications such as industrial or medical photography. Many other media industries, such as the press, television, film and interactive media, use (and often rely on) photo images to support their products. Professional photographers can also operate independently, working to commissions or producing exhibition work that derives from their own interests.
Digital technology is rapidly changing the way in which images are produced and digital imaging is becoming increasingly prevalent within the industry. Many professional photographers now shoot exclusively in a digital format, and are required to do so by their clients. However, there is still a place for traditional methods of photography, since prints and slides can easily be scanned and converted to a digital platform.
The unit will enable you to experiment with a range of technology and techniques. You will be able to explore the capabilities of digital image production and how digital cameras and processes can be controlled and manipulated to produce the desired effect. The unit will also allow you to develop your analytical skills and visual literacy, and gain a contextual and cultural awareness of photography.
AIM & PURPOSE
The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge of, and practical skills in, photography. You will investigate different areas of photography, such as fine art, portrait and photojournalism; and produce and reflect on practical examples of your own work.
READING LIST 1
TASK 1: Understand the Different Applications of Photography P1, M1, D1 SUBMISSION DATE: FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2015
A photograph from the Wade Brothers promotional work for the TV series Chicago Fire
For this assignment you will research the following photographic genres 1. Photo-journalism 2. Portraiture 3. Fine-art photography In your digital sketchbook you will (using images, annotations, written paragraphs and any other relevant material) 1. Describe, explain and critically evaluate the different genres of photography above with appropriate use
of subject terminology.
2. Discuss and critique the work of 2 past photographers that have significantly contributed to each genre.
3. Discuss and critique the work of 2 contemporary photographers within each genre.
4. Explain different applications of each type of photography listed above with reference to detailed illustrative examples (where it is used and for what purpose).
5. Define and explain the following techniques in the work of the photographers you choose to discuss
Depth of field Expossure The rule of thirds Shutter speed Aperture F stops Colour and colour temperature Focal length
Remember to do this using images, annotations, written paragraphs and any other appropriate material.
6. Critically evaluate, using detailed illustrative examples, each of the genres, its contexts and the associated techniques in relation to past and contemporary photographic practice.
WHAT TO HAND IN: A DIGITAL SKETCHBOOK IN PDF FORMAT WITH IMAGES, WRITTEN PARAGRAPHS, ACADEMIC REFERENCES, YOUR ANNOTATIONS AND ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE MATERIAL
TASK 2: Your Photography P2, M2, D2, P3, M3, D3 SUBMISSION DATE: FRIDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2015: 4PM
For this assignment, you will use photographic equipment and employ photographic techniques to create a portfolio / sketchbook based on some (or all) of the following themes: BEAUTY HAPPINESS WEIRDNESS
Your portfolio / sketchbook should contain a series of 7 main photographs demonstrating your understanding of 1) EXPOSURE 2) SHUTTER SPEED 3) THE RULE OF THIRDS 4) CLOSE UPS 5) COLOUR 6) DEPTH OF FIELD 7) APERTURE 8) FOCAL LENGHTS
9) SHAPES AND LINES 10) NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY 11) COMPOSITION 12) POINTS OF VIEW 13) MULTIPLE EXPOSURES 14) LIGHT 15) TEXTURE 16) MOVEMENT
WHAT TO HAND IN:
DIGITAL PORTFOLIO / DIGITAL SKETCHBOOK IN PDF FORMAT CONTAINING
1. 7 of your own photographs properly presented
2. The rejected images / prints associated with each of your best 7 photographs
3. Images from past and contemporary photographers that have influenced your work
4. Academic references and your annotations discussing the pros and cons of your photographs
5. Annotations discussing the techniques you have used in each of your selected photographs
REMEMBER: o You MUST submit your photographs in a digital sketchbook / digital portfolio. Your sketchbook /
portfolio MUST be well presented. o For each picture selected, you MUST show similar images you have rejected. o Annotate each image with commentary on sources of inspiration, your reasons for taking the picture,
and reflections on the techniques used. o Compare your images to similar shots from established photographers (add your own commentary
using annotations beside individual photographs). o Your annotations should include commentary on equipment and techniques used the
reasons why you made certain creative or technical decisions. o To use appropriate technical vocabulary in all your annotations and written work.
READING LIST 2
TASK 3: Reflection & Evaluation P4, M4, D4 SUBMISSION DATE: FRIDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2015
In a 1 3 page written evaluation, using the approriate subject terminology, comment on, explain and critically evaluate images from your own photographic work in the context of professional practice. You will select images from your portfolio of work and in your 1-3 page written evaluation discuss (among other things) 1) The visual language used in your photography (composition, shape, line, representation, colour,
2) The audience for your work (age, social group, gender etc)
3) The historical and cultural context of your work (racial, religious, art design and popular culture significance)
4) Whether the finished images are a realisation of your original intentions.
5) The production process (technical issues, time management etc)
6) Sources of information (where you got your ideas from, your research, trial shots and feedback)
WHAT TO HAND IN: 1 3 PAGE WRITTEN EVALUATION IN PDF FORMAT
NOTE: Your written evaluation must be presented in 12pt Arial and justified. Regardless of the format the document was originated in, it MUST be sumitted
as a PDF Space out your commentary using a least THREE paragraphs per page. Check and double check spellings and grammar.
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I understood the task. The deadline was realistic.
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P1 describe different applications of photography with some appropriate use of subject terminology
M1 explain different applications of photography with reference to detailed illustrative examples, and with generally correct use of subject terminology
D1 critically evaluate different applications of photography with supporting arguments and elucidated examples, consistently using subject terminology correctly
P2 use photographic equipment and employ photographic techniques with some assistance
M2 use photographic equipment and employ photographic techniques to a good technical standard with only occasional assistance
use photographic equipment and employ photographic techniques to a technical quality that reflects near- professional standards, working independently to professional expectations
P3 produce photographic images for a specified purpose with relevant planning material, working within appropriate conventions and with some assistance
M3 produce photographic images for a specified purpose with relevant planning material to a good technical standard, showing some imagination and with only occasional assistance
D3 produce photographic images for a specified purpose with relevant planning material to a technical quality that reflects near-professional standards, showing creativity and flair and working independently to professional expectations
P4 comment on own photographic work with some appropriate use ofsubject terminology.
M4 explain own photographic work with reference to detailed illustrative examples and with generally correct use of subject terminology.
D4 critically evaluate own photographic work in the context of professional practice with supporting arguments and elucidated examples, and consistently using subject terminology correctly.
First submission general comments