This project is to provide GCSE year 9 with basic knowledge on photography and how to use various tools on Adobe Photoshop. Students introduced to a variety of experiences and that explore range of photographic media, techniques and processes. Students will have the opportunity to produce their own photos using a compact and DSLR camera. Students will explore relevant images, artefacts and resources relating to a range of art and to produce contextual pieces of work from their research to show their understanding of artist, photographers and designers. Students will be working independently as well as in groups to help develop their interpersonal skills and sharing ideas. Students would be made aware of the four assessment objectives and marking criteria to ensure they achieve the best possible grades. Students will complete the project and present it digitally on PowerPoint (or in sketchbook) with relevant annotation along with a sketchbook to show their ideas and 3-5 final images.
Trial and tested with our year 9 and it was successful. It allowed students to be more confident in using the camera and developed their understanding of photography. Furthermore, students gained basic skills in Photoshop and developed their ICT skills.
This includes schemes of work, checklist for students and PowerPoints for each lesson along with Photoshop tutorials. Plenty of contextual studies and it will save you hours of resources.
This was our first unit of work with year 9 so if there is any issue then let me know.
Thanks and enjoy!