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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

Key Stage 5

AS and A2 Photography course

At 'A’ Level, students are taught all the ropes of high end Photography, because the majority of the students go on to either freelance or study at university. Exam specifications are therefore taught together, with skills below and more.

  • Camera Technique – DSLR Basic controls: Auto Focus, Manual Focus, Shutter speed and Aperture, ISO
  • Camera Technique –  35 mm and Medium Format Film cameras controls
  • Silver-Base Darkroom: B&W Processing and Printing
  • Photoshop 1: Preferences, Selection tools, Levels, Curves, Layers, Blending modes, Transform tools
  • Visual Literacy and Contextual Analysis
  • Composition and Still Life
  • Lighting and Portraiture
  • Photoshop 2:  Advanced Image Enhancement, Industry standard Airbrushing, Filters
  • Youth Culture, Photography and Social Media
  • Freelancing and Photographic Business