Photography

SACE Stage 2

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Photography

Design, Technology and Engineering - Digital Communication Solutions

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


Students develop a range of photographic techniques and skills, using digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop to process and produce images. They actively research, investigate and critically analyse work from other photographers, test different equipment and materials and define issues related to the photographic industry.

Course Content
Assessment
Further Info
Course Content
Specialised Skills Tasks
Students develop and produce two folios, documenting the skill development and knowledge of camera techniques and handling, manual control, composition, lighting, and digital manipulation.

Design Process and Product
Students design and produce a self-directed product that showcases their best photographic skills and techniques for a specified audience. They produce a folio where they research and analyse other practitioners work and products, and plan and develop their work. They problem-solve and evidence production processes and design/product ideas, and evaluate the effectiveness of their processes and final product.

Resource Study
Part 1 - Resource Investigation
Students investigate, analyse and test the functional characteristics and properties of two or more materials or components, such as camera equipment, camera settings, printing quality of paper, or resolution of image. They report on how this research and testing affects their selection for use in the creation of their product.

Part 2 - Issues Exploration
Students investigate and analyse any ethical, legal, economic and or sustainability issues related to their product.

Assessment

School Assessment
Specialised Skills Tasks 20%
Design Process and Solution 50%


External Assessment
Resource Investigation 30%

Further Info

Students use time outside of class hours to pursue and complete research, testing and photoshoots.