The new GCSE, AS and A level Art and Design Photography specifications encourage or require students to show an appreciation of aperture, shutter speed, depth of field & ISO, i.e. Camera Craft. Students must be able to skilfully use a camera manually. The new higher mark bands and levels of ability will demand students demonstrate their technical abilities and considerations in their work. This course will put you in the ‘shoes’ of your students, take you by the hand and teach you step by step how not just how to use your digital SLR camera but how to teach all your students too! All you need is a Digital SLR and a basic knowledge of its functions.


  • Teach your students to use an SLR or bridge camera with confidence
  • Employ camera functions manually and creatively
  • Utilise skills and techniques to respond to starting points in an informed way
  • Focus on ‘intent’ when planning for photography
  • Raise achievement by extended thinking within your students photography work
  • Build exciting and inspirational schemes of work for your photography students


COURSE DATE London Thursday 18 October 2018
London Thursday 06 December 2018
  • All teachers of GCSE/AS or A level Digital Photography
  • Non specialist teachers who are teaching this title
  • Photographers who are teaching and want clarification and lesson ideas to ensure their students are creative and respond to contextual references
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues



10.00 – 11.15am: What is a 'Photograph'?

  • Examine the uses of Photography
  • Technical and Aesthetic
  • Importance of ‘Intent’ and planning Genres and contextual references

Exposure Workshop Pt 1

  • Composition practical workshop – “50 Steps” Getting to know your camera

11.15 – 11.30am: Discussion: coffee break


11.30 – 12.30pm: Working manually with your Digital SLR

  • Aperture override – building confidence with camera control
  • Using shutter speed creatively – “Cog Wheel Approach”
  • Importance of recording to raise attainment

Exploring Exposure Workshop Pt 2

  • Technical considerations with ISO & white balance – “Barker’s Bucket Theory”

12.30 – 1.15pm: Lunch and informal discussion


1.15 – 2.15pm: Responding to a Theme

  • Let’s get creative! – Inspirational workshop based on informed responses to: Contextual references
  • Genres Areas of study within Photography (Lens based and Light based media)
  • Show & Share

2.15 – 2.30pm: Discussion: afternoon tea


2.30 – 3.30pm: Building intent and extending thinking

  • Higher level thinking strategies
  • Appropriate intentions
  • Meaningful explorations
  • Personal responses

Building a scheme of work

  • Sequence of operations vital for a successful Photography course

Production quality

  • Important factors, the “Must Have’s”
  • Documenting “The Journey” for assessment success.