I am pleased to present my GCSE Art & Design [Photography] Externally Set Assignment for June 2020.
Following on from my Black & White and my Natural v’s Manmade portfolios I received my exam paper for Art & Design [Photography] GCSE.
We were given a theme for our exam paper of [Event]
[Event] can be interpreted in many different ways as I found out when I discussed this with my teacher and my parents.
In late 2019 one of the biggest events to happen to the world in many years began to unfold, and this impacted me from the end of February 2020 and my school closed in early March 2020. By this time I had started many of my shoots and planned some of the others but then we went into lockdown, unable to leave our homes and therefore I had to change some of my shoot plans.
One of the shoots actually ended up being my personal favourite. It was based around Covid-19 and I felt that this shoot enabled me to bring all that I had learnt in my Photography GCSE and experiment with several different techniques.
When I completed my Black & White and my Natural v’s Manmade portfolios I presented them in a scrapbook. When I started to complete my [Event] portfolio I expected to be doing the same. Unfortunately, as the print shops are now closed and I am unable to do this, I chose to present my work on a website. This does mean that some of the work that I had already done does not necessarily fit easily into the website and I have noticed that some of my photographs do not appear to be as sharp. My Mind Map is an example of this as it was split across two pages. To resolve this I put all the images into the background.
I have enjoyed completing this assignment, despite some of the challenges that it presented me with and I intend to create a scrapbook of my assignment for my own personal satisfaction when I can.