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 […]

L A – Delving Deeper Into the History of Photography Q1

TASK Pick three events in the timeline from this weeks lesson “History of photography; An Introduction” and find photographs of the event on the internet or in the library and write a paragraph explaining the event in more detail. Include your photographs in the description. The Pinhole camera: Pinhole photography is lensless photography. It is […]

LA – Colour theory Q3

TASK Design a book cover for one of the following: a.) “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Wolf: use complementary colours to express anguish and uncertainty.b.) “The Maiden’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood: use analogous colours with a contrasting accent to express disagreement and discontent.c.) “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: use secondary colours to express naivety, honesty and […]

LA – Colour Theory Q2

TASK Use a colour photo of your choice and create the following colour effects (as per Nigel French’s video) – you should hand in four separate works of the same photo with the following effects: Create an “Andy Warhol” look Apply a sepia look Split toning of the image Freestyle: a colour effect of your choice Andy […]

LA – Colour Theory Q1

Task: Having watched the video with Nigel French – describe, in your own words, what each of these colour systems means: RGB and CMYK. Make use of Kuler and develop four different colour schemes. You must hand in screen shots of your schemes as done with Kuler: Monochromatic Complementary Triadic Analogous RGB RGB stands for red, green and […]

L A – The Anatomy of Type

TASK: For this assignment, you need to explain the anatomy of type in a visual way. Use a single typeface or compare up to three different typefaces – enlarge or reduce, cut out sections or overlap parts – anything that helps explain the terms to the viewer. Use a maximum of three colours to full […]

L A – Expressing Meaning

TASK: The words I chose are: Elimination and Repetition. The task of making your own word became much more difficult than I had thought. Most of what I could come up with was already in the dictionary from before. After much thinking, I came across the word “bile”. Like in driving a car. I created […]