The ATS Service is very keen on the extension of the use of digital photography. We think that since it’s not text-based it offers inclusive opportunities in many areas of expression (including the curriculum) and that it deserves a higher profile both in terms of usage and in quality of execution. See Making more of Digital Cameras.
I found this link on the BBC website today and thought it looked really useful. It’s part of a programme series about architecture in Britain over the past 1000 years – couldn’t see much about Scotland in the synopsis so don’t know if I’ll follow it for its main thread. However, I thought this supporting page on how to take better photographs of buildings looked fantastic and might be useful to teachers and pupils – whether or not they take part in contributing pictures to the programme.
PEOPLE WITH BUILDINGS: Scale, Timing, Complementing, Providing context
BUILDINGS: Wide-angle, Symmetry, Clouds, Verticals, Colour of dark
LIGHT: Light source, Temperature, Flash, Time of day
LANDSCAPE: Composition, Framing, Zoom, Perpective, Proportions
COLOUR: Use of colour, Light, Contrasts, Black and white
COMPOSITION: Use of lines, Rule of thirds, Focus, Zoom
A selection of examplar photographs © TOM ANG: