LA – Design of Layout in InDesign

Task: sing InDesign, design a 4-page brochure for a fictitious travel agent. The size of the brochure should be A5 (when it is folded). Design the brochure in full colour. Use fake body copy, but create sensible headings. Use titles, headings and images of your choice. Be sure to pay attention to: Choice of type […]

LA – Pace and Contrast

TASK: Compare the design (in terms of pace and contrast) of an online magazine, blog or website to that of a printed magazine, book or journal. What differences can you see between the kinds of design strategies used in the two formats?Write down your findings and upload it to WordPress.  VG In this task I […]

LA – Basic Principles of Layout

TASK: Take a magazine, newspaper or book that includes images and text. Lay tracing paper over the top of three spreads (both left-hand and right-hand pages). Using a pencil and ruler, carefully trace the grid underlying the page layouts. Remember to remove specific text elements or images, and to only draw the grid lines. Note […]

LA – Symmetry/asymmetry

TASK: In this assignment, you will be given the opportunity to also test your idea sketching skills. It is important to start working with basic ideas on paper and develop your concept from there on out. On an A4 landscape page, draw four equal squares. Create 4 more pages in this way. So, you’ll have […]

LA – Form and Space

TASK: Rearrange shapes cut out of paper, and try to find the point at which the figure disappears into the ground. Cut out a series of shapes from black paper – squares, rectangles, circles and random shapes – in a variety of sizes, from small to large. Working with a square piece of white paper, […]


Task: Take five pictures every day for the next five days. The subjects of your pictures can include a series of different objects, people and landscapes. Apply the manual settings as explained in your textbook. Submit your six best pictures at the end of the week, listing the following with each picture:  ISO Aperture Shutter […]

L A – Exposure Basics Q1

TASK After reading the appropriate section in your prescribed textbook From Snapshots to Great Shots, please answer the following questions: Name all the functions / buttons on the front of your camera Name all the functions / buttons on the back of your camera Explain how you would set the correct ISO Explain how you would change […]

LA -Delving Deeper Into the History of Photography Q2

TASK Go to the library or search on the Internet and find a photograph from the 19th century (taken before 1900). Write a short “think piece” about this photograph. You are free to select any image you would like to write about, as long as the photograph was taken during the 19th century. Examine the […]