Photography Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Vercoe

The course at this level presupposes that the Level 1 course has been completed satisfactorily by students. In Photography this year students will develop skills using a digital camera to visually explore the world. Students will research artists by investigating their methods and ideas relating to photography and apply these conventions their own work. Students will generate and develop ideas to produce a body of work based on an individually selected broad theme. Students will learn technical skills including how to use photographic equipment such as cameras, lighting, digital processes and photo manipulation. Students will spend time looking at relevant and contemporary photographers, both internationally and in New Zealand. We will look at how to develop ideas using photographic procedures, digital developing procedures and your individual methodologies. 

Students are expected to spend significant time taking photos outside of class time so homework is essential in this subject choice.

Where a student wishes to take TWO of the Level 2 Visual Art subjects, they need permission of Mrs Crombie


Art Design Level 3, Media Studies Level 3, Photography Level 3

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A3 Visual Diary can be purchased from the Department $7.50
6 mpix digital camera (preferably an SLR)
8G memory stick

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement of: 16 Credits in Level 1 Art, is recommended

Helpful Accompanying Subjects:
• Visual Art
• Design Technology
• Digital Technology

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91312 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
A.S. 91317 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice
A.S. 91322 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

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