In Film Photography Students:
Learn to use the darkroom, make their own pinhole camera that works, 35mm single lens reflex cameras and to process black and white film and prints.
In Digital Photography Students:
Learn how to effectively use a digital camera, photoshop and other industry standard imaging and design software.
In Video Productions Students:
Learn how to produce videos, including adverts for display at school assemblies, music videos and video portraits. Students have access to HD Handycams along with our near broadcast standard Canon video camera, a green screen, sound recording facilities and lighting equipment. Students also have access to a small Mac lab and can edit on these machines or on any of the PC's at the school.
Advanced Photography and Video:
A Year 10 only Semester Two class. Students complete two self directed major projects as they explore their interest in photography and video to a greater depth. Students last year exhibited their work at UC Lake Ginninderra Senior Secondary College Art Show.
Students with an interest in photography and video are supported from Year 7 through various competitions and in school activities. Canberra High School enters the National Botanic Gardens Photographic Competition each year along with a number of other video festivals and competitions. Participating students have the opportunity to have their work displayed in the annual Canberra High School Arts and Technology Showcase held in Term 4. This is an excellent opportunity for students to display their work to their peers and the local community. Student videos are displayed at school assemblies and production teams document school activities for use in newsletters and assemblies.