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Photography

Photography

 

 

Stage 1 – Taster (Approximately 1 hour overall time)

  • Learn and explain the basic functions of your camera (i.e. zoom, shutter, focus, flash, timer etc).
  • Take a series of photographs around one of the themes (see list below)
  • Present the photos in an album or presentation.

 

Stage 2 – Beginner (Approximately 3 hours overall time)

  • Complete and gain Stage 1
  • Take one photo and show in stages how you can edit it to make improvements to colour, brightness, saturation etc. You should show your photo at different stages in the process.
  • Take a series of photographs around one of the themes (a theme not covered in a previous stage)
  • Present the photos in a display or presentation with captions.

 

Stage 3 – Developing Skills (Approximately 6 hours overall time)

  • Complete and gain Stage 2
  • Learn about and take some photos using special effects (i.e. long exposure, movement, reflections, time-lapse etc).
  • Take a series of photographs around one of the themes (a theme not covered in a previous stage). Some of the photos should use a special effect you have learnt.
  • Present the photos to a group of people in a display or presentation.

 

Stage 4 – Independent (Approximately 12 hours overall time)

  • Complete and gain Stage 3
  • Take an extended series of photographs around one of the themes (a theme not covered in a previous stage). Try using a range of effects in your photography.
  • Exhibit your photos at a suitable event. This could be a BB / Church open event (i.e. coffee morning, fete, awards night etc) or a specific art event, or have a photo ‘published’ in something such as your Church magazine or BB Gazette.
  • Use your skills to take photos for a ‘client’. This might be a BB/Church event, family party, photoshoot for family/friends or a local event or similar. As part of this you should seek to understand what type of photo the client wants and present the finished photos to them in a professional way.

 

Photograph Themes

  • Day in my Life
  • The Natural World
  • My BB World
  • My Family
  • My environment
  • The Sporting World
  • My Favourite Buildings

 

Notes for Leaders

  • Please note times are indicative to encourage progression as young people go through the awards and reflect the criteria set.
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