Research File (reflective production file). This must contain all research (written as well as visual), technical and project development information, The file must demonstrate a basic understanding of technical theory including F Stops, Aperture Control, ISO, Depth-Of-Field, Exposure and show an understanding of Black & White / Colour Processing and printing. All contact sheets and developmental work eg, tests sheets and lighting diagrams. A conclusion of around 500 word is also required in which you comment on what you have learnt and what could be improved.The syllabus published in the approved unit outline is indicative, not exhaustive; you are
therefore asked to note that this has been taken into account in planning the scheme of work
in this unit handbook. Schemes of work may change from year to year but will always reflect
the indicative syllabus in the approved unit outline.All written submissions to be handed in
to the Faculty Office. No work will be accepted as a submission unless handed in by
the date and time stated above.
Title: Principles and Practices
Credit points: 40
Study time: 400 hours
This unit will introduce you to the Schools photographic facilities. Through a
series of set tasks you will study a range of traditional and fundamental image
capture and post-production techniques appropriate to the photographic
industry. These include monochrome and colour processing and printing, the
use of different camera types, studio and location practice, studio and
location lighting, and exposure control. In addition, relevant areas of health
and safety policy and practice will be outlined
Relevant areas of health and safety policy and practice are also outlined.
(An indicative guide to the content covered by this unit.)
Processing and printing workshops and demonstrations
Studio and location lighting demonstrations and workshops
Studio and location photography
traditional film formats
Digital camera introduction
Health and safety
Method of Delivery
Demonstrations, workshops, studio and location practice, independent study,
A1 To enable you to make full use of the Schools photographic facilities.
A2 To enable you to gain a common body of photographic knowledge in
order to give you the opportunity to further develop practical and creative
A3 To ensure knowledge and understanding of relevant health and safety
policy and practice.
On completion of this unit you will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key techniques and
LO2 Demonstrate appropriate practical skills.
LO3 Demonstrate awareness of relevant health and safety policy and
A body of photographic outcomes evidencing control of a range of traditional
and fundamental techniques, and a reflective production file.