Trying out camera settings for front cover images
Liz Orton / Project Diary / Queens Park Community School / Visual Literacy activities

Trying out camera settings for front cover images

Pupils are progressing with their magazines. They have prepared some supporting information on style, readership, unique selling points and key content. So each magazine is shaping up and now it’s time to shoot an image for the front cover. I set up the studio in a nearby classroom,  which is a large computer suite. We … Continue reading

Visual research for student magazines
Liz Orton / Project Diary / Queens Park Community School

Visual research for student magazines

I prepared a visual research session as pupils are about to start producing their GCSE magazines. They have already chosen their preferred magazine themes – primarily sport, fashion and gaming. Only one pupil surprised me with her theme, in choosing magic. Even though she doesn’t practice magic, she wants to create something novel and different. … Continue reading

Gallery Visit: Parliament Hill Visit Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern
Parliament Hill School / Trips & Visits / Yemisi Blake

Gallery Visit: Parliament Hill Visit Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern

For our final session of the project we visited the Conflict, Time, Photography exhibition at Tate Modern. From the capturing of the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima to documenting sites of executions 99 years later, the exhibition took the form of a chronological photographic response to war. It was a great show for the students as there … Continue reading

Gallery Visit: Parliament Hill visit the Photographers’ Gallery and Getty Images
Parliament Hill School / Project Diary / Trips & Visits / Yemisi Blake

Gallery Visit: Parliament Hill visit the Photographers’ Gallery and Getty Images

My first session with Parliament Hill School was a visit the Photographers’ Gallery and Getty Images. It was chance to introduce the students to the project and have them two exhibitions they might not go to own their own, only a couple of students had been to the gallery before. The session started with an … Continue reading

Gallery Visit: Parliament Hill visit the National Portrait and National Galleries
Parliament Hill School / Project Diary / Yemisi Blake

Gallery Visit: Parliament Hill visit the National Portrait and National Galleries

This week our Parliament Hill students visited the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery. We started at the NPG with a talk from one of their staff on the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. She showed the students a selection of works that were in the show, explained their back-story and shared some quotes from … Continue reading

Gallery Visit: Westminister Academy’s Visit to RIBA
Claire Collison / Project Diary / Westminster Academy

Gallery Visit: Westminister Academy’s Visit to RIBA

The visit to RIBA was hot on the heels of our first gallery visit, and once again we had the luxury of an education room to prepare the activities. Whilst half the group was to start by experiencing some practical photography, using the photogenic RIBA interior as their subject, the other half would work with … Continue reading