This unit allows you to really stretch your creativity and push boundaries. You will look at traditional silver based processes as well as alternative of producing images. You will also look at camera tricks, the use of lighting, pinhole work as well as the production of digital images. Presentation will also be stretched with a look at alternative ways of showing work including projection mounting and installation with your final work being shown at the end of year show.
What does the course lead to?
This course is a single BTEC unit from the BTEC Diploma in Photography. Although you can complete this unit on its own, it is more beneficial if you combine it with other units from the Diploma. The completion of 2 units enables you to get an Award in Photography, 4 units enables you to get a Certificate, 5 gains the full Diploma. Students from previous courses have gone on to work in Photography or study at a higher level.
Where will I study?
This unit will be at both the Hortensia and Wornington centres.What are the facilities and equipment like?
The college has a studio with studio flash lighting (at the Hortensia Centre), a portable studio kit which includes backgrounds, a traditional wet darkroom (at the Wornington Centre) and a digital darkroom with scanners and archival printers (at the Hortensia Centre).
How much should I study outside class?
Research and location shoots will all need to be done outside class time, you will need to be able to do this. At level 3, there is a greater emphasis on independent study, so you will need to be self motivated.
Are any course materials online?
Handouts, briefs and additional research links are available via the student intranet.
What books and equipment do I need?
You need to own your own camera which can be either film or digital. It can be an SLR or a Rangefinder camera in 35mm or medium format. You will not be able to do this course with a compact camera.