Year 13 Photography: Personal Investigation

Year 13 Photography pupils have been exploring their own Personal Investigation over the last couple of months; this could be anything from, ‘An investigation into ways photographers capture people in the urban environment’, to, ‘How has perspective been used in photography over time?’. Pupils were asked to look at inspirational photographers as a starting point, then plan and take a series of photographs in response.

The latest lockdown period has proved challenging as students have been more restricted in terms of materials and equipment, however here are some examples of some of the mini outcomes they have produced during this time.

Mrs Metcalfe.

Christmas card competition!

Students were invited to produce a Christmas card design for St Laurence School’s Christmas e-card – either a festive photograph or a hand drawn illustration.  We had such an amazing response and received so many creative and beautiful designs. Mr Stewart chose the winning card, painted by Chloe Sweet, Year 7. 

With so many fantastic pictures submitted, we decided that we would like to share them with our local community.  We contacted three of our local care homes and will be sending some cards to them in the next couple of weeks, with messages inside the cards from our Year 7 students to spread some festive cheer.  

You can see all of the card designs below – click on the images for a closer look.

Lockdown Photography Competition

During lockdown, we challenged students and staff to a photography competition. The brief was to document the experience of a week in lockdown – from rainbows in windows and star-jumps on balconies, to explorations of your local area.

We had some amazing entries, but the winner was Christopher Wardell, Year 10, with his beautifully creative photographs of nature.

You can see all the photos below; click on the images to view at a larger size.

Summer Show

Due to Covid-19. our GCSE and A Level Art, Graphics and Photography students have not had the chance to exhibit their work at school in our annual Summer Show. We invited these students to submit their work via email so we could celebrate it on our blog. Here are the submissions below; well done to all that sent work in!