Photography

The following materials, links and resources are designed to support your transition from KS4 to KS5 and to help you in preparing for your new course.

You should try to absorb all the 'watch it' and 'read it' materials as these have been chosen by your KS5 subject teachers specifically to support your new subjects.

All students will need to complete the KS5 Transition task for Photography in full.

The KS5 transition task will need to be handed in to your subject teacher on or before your first lesson in September. These tasks will help you in preparing for your new subjects but will also help teachers to make sure you are suited for these subjects.

With this in mind, all KS5 Transition tasks should be completed to the highest standard possible.

Watch it.....

The following documentaries and films give very good starting points for Photograph students which you should watch and absorb before beginning the course.

A lesson in Light (10 minutes)


Read it.....

The following articles and websites provide some very useful reading for all KS5 Photography students:





Books which may also be of interest include:

100 Ideas that Changed Photography – Mary Warner Marien (2012)
Why It Does Not Have To Be In Focus: Modern Photography Explained – Jackie Higgins (2013)
The Nature of Photographs: A Primer – Stephen Shore (2010)
Photography (The Key Concepts) - David Bate (2016)
Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images – Brady Wilks (2015)
30-Second Photography: The 50 Most Thought-provoking Photographers, Styles and Techniques, each explained in Half a Minute – Brian Dilg & Adiva Koenigsberg (2015)

Do it...

All students moving on to study Photography at KS5 will need to complete the Transition/Summer Task below.

If you have any questions about these tasks, make sure you use the link at the bottom of this page to contact your teacher.

Check it...

It is important that you communicate with teachers when in sixth form so we would always encourage you to ask for any additional materials, support or advice on your subjects.

If you have any questions about the Photography Transition Task, you can contact the Art team using:

Mrs Costello:  a.costello@sjhcsc.co.uk