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You need to create good quality research, but what does that mean? In this article I will go over the nuances of good quality research for your photography A-Level to help you maximise your potential to gain marks. The example I have used is from a student who achieved an A grade in her unit […]

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  • How to make chemigrams » Photography Project - […] This need to be taught how to learn was put into perspective when I recently conversed with a colleague regarding my own education. When I arrived at University, I genuinely had no idea what I was supposed to do. Assignments were not set in a way I expected, periods between deadlines were vast. What to do with all my time? I was used to an A-Level model, no one gave me the tools to learn how to be a good student. The response from the colleague was a haughty ‘hmph, study!?’. How do you ‘study’. It’s easy when you know how. How many students have you asked to conduct research and they submit absolute garbage. Is it because they are foolish, or because no one taught them first what the point of research is, and second, how to do it so you end up with meaningful answers. To expect children, students, adults to know anything is the undoing of the teacher. To fully understand something, you first need the tools which will enable you to critique, analyse and question in order to develop a meaningful understanding. Check out my article on what is good research. […]ReplyCancel

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Aperture; what are you, tell me your secrets! aperture noun 1. an opening, hole, or gap. “the bell ropes passed through apertures in the ceiling” When you take a picture, you don’t want it to be too dark or too bright, right? The control of that is called exposure. Controlling the exposure means you control […]

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Advanced Composition Techniques Alignment is a mechanism for composing an image that has prominent lines, concentrating on this aims to align two or more of these lines, for example on an office building, aligning the top of the building with the frame emphasises the geometry. With the photographer choosing how to present objects, the edge […]

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