This Higher Photography class will develop your creativity and provide you with the opportunity to reflect upon and interpret the world around you. It covers basic camera techniques and digital imaging.
What will I learn?
- about the properties of light and image formation
- how to apply the camera controls and a range of photographic techniques and processes
- how to investigate and analyse the major historical, scientific, social and cultural factors influencing photographers and their work
- how to produce investigative research for photography and to plan, shoot, print and develop photographs
- how to explore and experiment with a range of photographic media, manipulation techniques and processes
- how to produce creative and technically proficient photographs
- effective management and storing of photographic images
- how to critically evaluate your own work and the photographic work of others.
As part of the course there is a final exam and you must submit a photographic research project project to SQA.
You will undertake the photographic research project in a creative and structured way and investigate a photographic theme, produce effective research material and evidence of the creative use of techniques.
Check out some examples from the 2018 Higher Photography evening class students in the gallery at the bottom of this page.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Four National 5s, one of which should be Art and Design
- Applications are also welcome from those with no qualifications but who have appropriate life or work experience.