Photography Gold Stage Projects 2015

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This years’ photography cohort were given the opportunity to explore and create a piece of work from one of three photography genres, sports, landscape and portrait. This year’s Gold Stage involved students from Heaton Manor School, Longbenton Community College and Churchill Community College who had 2 project briefs to choose from. Here’s an overview of the projects and the outcomes achieved by our young photography cohort… oh, and remember 3 days is all they have to explore, capture and edit a piece of work they would be proud to exhibit at our final show and present in their portfolios. Here we go:

Project One: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: STUDIO
Mentor: Katie Lee

Photography Project 1

For this project the students were asked to work in pairs and photograph each other.  They needed find something about their partner that they wanted to focus on in the portrait.  This could a personality trait, something about their appearance, something you love about them, anything that interests you about that person.

“One of the common misconceptions about portrait photography is that it is but a snapshot or a photograph of a person. This is not true. In portrait photography or portraiture, a composed or “rehearsed” image of a person in a still position is captured. This basically means that the portrait photographer would prep the subject and the subject would have a specific position and angle. Of course, the “rehearsal” and all the details surrounding it should be discussed between the subject and portrait photographer beforehand.”  Headshotlondon.co.uk

Here’s all the students’ involved with their final piece:

To view the project brief with all it’s sponsors please click Photography Project one

Project Two: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: SEE THE EXTRAORDINARY IN THE ORDINARY
Mentor: Katie Lee

Photography Project 2

For this project the students’ were challenged to produce 3 images which explored the world around them. The images needed to work together with a common theme and/or style. The images needed to show their personal view of the world, drawing on all the work and techniques have learnt through the programme.

Here’s all the students’ involved with their final piece:

To view the project brief with all it’s sponsors please click Photography Project two