Folio Tasks

During the course you will learn creative contemporary technique, solid photographic craft and current digital technologies while being encouraged to move beyond your comfort zone, to develop and refine your own vision, your own way of seeing; to make photographs, not just take photographs.

Folio Task ONE

  Analyse a black and white photograph from a famous American landscape photographer, Ansel Adams. Before you begin your formal written analysis, examine the various elements that make up the photograph. Finish by stating what you like (or perhaps don’t like) about the photograph. Avoid short/vague responses.


Folio Task TWO

  Before we start taking photographs, it’s important to get to know the camera a little. This task will guid you through the main feature and function on a common digital SLR Canon Camera.

Folio Task THREE

  As an introductory activity, students were asked to familiarise themselves with some of the basic features and functions of the Canon Digital SLR. Following this, students will be given the opportunity to take a number of photos under controlled conditions.

Folio Task FOUR

  Folio Task Four requires you to present a black and white photograph. With the absence of colour, it means you need to train yourself to look at shapes, tones and textures in your frame as points of interest. Pay particularly attention to shadows and highlights which will become a feature of your shot.


Folio Task FIVE

  Folio Task Five requires you to experiment with various lenses and presets modes. Present ONE photo that represents ONE of the available presets. E.G – Macro; close-up photography.


Folio Task SIX

  Students will now produce a calender based around a chosen theme. This project aims to
enhance your photography skills whilst considering page layout and text placement. This project will introduce students to Adobe Illustrator.


Folio Task SEVEN – Postcards From Kew

  The white balance setting is used to make the colours in a digital photograph look natural under a variety of lighting conditions. It works by balancing the colour data from the camera’s red, green and blue (RGB) channels. These primary colours are found in all light sources in varying proportions, depending on the ‘colour temperature’ of the light source. With a high colour temperature, the light has more blue; with a low colour temperature it’s redder.




2 Comments on “Folio Tasks”

  1. Alex Stella
    May 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm #



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