Photo-literacy

Writing in photography serves one purpose - to communicate ideas.

Whether it is ideas about the work of an artist or ideas about your own work, you'll need to help others to understand your project through annotations (notes).

Annotation hero.pptx

Want to know how to begin?

Knowing how to start can sometimes be tricky. Use these prompts to help you introduce, describe and explain your own photo-experiments with confidence.

get descriptive.pptx

Stuck for that perfect word?

Being able to describe something well is harder than it sounds. Use this visual language and photography vocabulary to show off your technical understanding and visual awareness.

Analysing images

analysis .pptx

Digging deeper.

Photographs can hold a lot of information. Teasing this information out of them shows your understanding of the photograph. The four stages here should give you ideas about how to get under the surface of an image and connect ideas with your own project.

Urban insects.pptx

See. Think. Wonder.... and read!

Another great way to deconstruct a photo.

Describe, analyse and question the artwork in order to feed and develop your own ideas.

Evaluate = Explain.

EvaluationA01234.pptx

Tell your story...

Explaining is more interesting than just describing. It involves giving clear reasons for your creative decisions and really thinking hard about what you have done and why!

Short on time?

Use this speedy evaluation sheet to help you reflect on your work effectively.


Advanced Level students.

PHOTOGRAPHY-SUPPORT-vocab2.pdf

The next level...

Take your analysis to the next level by considering the four key areas that impact a photographs value.

This resource has been designed specifically to enable students initiate deeper abstract reasoning and thinking that is essential for securing the top grades at A level.

Understanding-Photographs-Example-1-Cartier-Bresson.pdf