Photography, video and digital imaging offers students the opportunity to explore contemporary artistic practices that make use of photography, video and digital imaging.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
— Dorothea Lange, Photographer
These fields of artistic practice resonate with students’ experience and understanding of the world and are highly relevant to contemporary ways of interpreting the world.
2 units preliminary or HSC
introduction to the field
developing a point of view
traditions, conventions, styles and genres
the arranged image
Each module includes reference to concepts associated with interpreting the world, developing subject matter and the exploration of different techniques.
An Occupational Health and Safety Module is mandatory.
Year 11 Photography, video and digital imaging course is highly practical based, 70% practical and 30% theory. The course is designed to enable students to gain an increasing accomplishment and independence in their representation of ideas in the fields of photography and digital imaging and to understand and value how these fields of practice invite different interpretations and explanations.
Students learn to operate a DSLR camera and effectively experiment with manual settings through explorations of motion, movement and light. Students learn the technical skills and undertake frequent hands-on experiments putting their knowledge into direct practice.
The course is highly interactive, engaging and experimental accommodating all levels of skill and understanding. Students work in groups and as individuals and as a result students gain confidence and sophisticated photographic and digital media skills and knowledge with a camera.
The Year 12 photography, video and digital imaging course builds upon the skills and knowledge gained in the Year 11 course.
A more conceptual course, students each develop a major project in their chosen field of photography, video and/or digital media. Students are expected to explore a choosen theme and develop a series of works that come together as a whole project. As such, students learn to become more independent and reflective of the processes undertaken and their approach to photography, video and/or digital imaging.