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A day in the life of your school

By spending day in your school I capture a series of images of students at the moment of intense engagement and concentration as well as moments of fun and play. The images captured may be used for both the school's  website...

A Room as a Camera

How to make a camera obscura (8)    
Activities

Activities

Teacher's Note These activities and projects are designed to reinforce the the topics covered in our photography lessons. They should be modified to suit your students' learning needs. I will add more resources overtime. You may find the useful words ...
Close Up

Close Up

Close up is very rewarding however, it takes patience, care and commitment. One important factor in creating these images is to ensure your camera is steady. Slow shutter speed, hand movement and wind may influence how sharp your image is when you...
Code of Professional Practice

Code of Professional Practice

Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) I am a student member of AIPP and therefore agree to the abide by the following Code of Professional Practice. [wc_accordion collapse="1" leaveopen="0" class="" layout="box"] [wc_accordion_section ...
Colour

Colour

The theory of colour is important to any artist, including photographers. The theory can be quite complex and this section serves as an introduction for you to understand the most significant elements. [wc_accordion collapse="1" leaveopen="0" class="" ...
Contact me

Contact me

You may freely use this website respecting that the photographs are my own creation and subject to copyright. If you wish to engage my teaching services I would be happy to speak with you. Michael Campbell Adelaide, South Australia I would appreciate...
Filling the Frame

Filling the Frame

Filling the frame can be dramatic as it has a strong  impact on the image.  By filling the frame you remove any unwanted elements so as to identify your subject. You can even cut off parts of the subject  for greater emphasis. When...
Foreground

Foreground

Foreground, middle-ground and background refers to the three basic planes of an image especially but not exclusively when creating a landscape image. You can use the foreground to emphasis and highlight the overall image. Click on the images to...
Framing

Framing

The world is full of objects, which make perfect natural frames, such as trees, archways, and holes. There also many human made objects that can be used to frame the subject of the photograph. By placing these around the edge of the composition the...
History

History

In this section you may find some interesting resources and information about the history of photography.
History of Cameras

History of Cameras

The following document is an illustrated timeline of the development of the camera. History of Cameras History of Photography Flowchart  (source ) History of Photography in South Australia  (Art Gallery of SA) The Photograph and Australia: Ti...
How to appreciate images

How to appreciate images

When one looks at an image it is easy to say "I like that or I don't like that ". What is more challenging is to be able to say why you like or dislike an image. What strategies might you use to look at an image, to appreciate the image? In commenting...
Ideas & Projects

Ideas & Projects

Tricks for Pet Photography    
Landscape or Portrait

Landscape or Portrait

Landscape and portrait are two different ways of looking at an image. In fact it is one of the first things you consider when you create an image with your camera. The simplest way to consider this is by looking at these two images. Landscape Mode...

Lesson Revisions

The following PDFs provide teachers with the raw lessons outlines that were used with students. They are provided to allow you to revisit what was presented in my classes. Obviously it does not give you the information I presented verbally, the things...
Light is Everything!

Light is Everything!

Light Understanding light is the key to creating images in photography. The word photography come from two Greek words photos or light and graph meaning to write or draw. Therefore, photography means to draw with light. Read any book on photography...
Lines

Lines

Lines are everywhere. There are vertical lines, horizontal lines, curved lines. slanting lines, converging lines and squiggly lines. We see lines above on stobie poles, we see aeroplanes leaving vapour trail lines, we see lines on the road and on...
Navigating this website

Navigating this website

The website can be navigated by using the menu system on the top right of the screen. The teacher's menu is on the righthand sidebar. Mobile Devices If you are using an iPad or similar device the menus will be just the same as on a desktop computer. ...

Negative Space

One way of making sure your composition is strong is to pay attention to the positive and negative spaces within the image. Negative space is the space that surrounds the subject of the image. Just as important as the subject itself,...
Patterns

Patterns

Just as we mentioned in the section lines , lines can be found all around us. Likewise we can see patterns wherever we look. Patterns can be found in nature as well as in the human made environment. Some patterns are human made using natural resources. Patterns...
Photographer in Residence Program

Photographer in Residence Program

The MCPLearning  project and website is owned and operated by Michael Campbell. My ‘Photographer in Residence’  is grounded in the Australian Curriculum and has a strong cross curriculum focus including , Visual Art, Mathematics, Media Studies, Science...
Photography as Art

Photography as Art

A photographer creates an image by looking at their subject, considers the light and other elements, before deciding what elements they will use to ensure the story they are telling is clear to the viewer. A key factor in composing an image is slowing...
References and Sources

References and Sources

Much of the information contained in this website has been accumulated over many years. Like any learning, the best learning is undertaken in the doing. In other words if you want to learn to be a photographer then create considered images - lots...
Resources

Resources

The resources in these sub menus may help you better understand the compositional rules your experienced in class. Some activities can be carried out at school whereas other outside of school if you have access to a camera.
Rule of Thirds

Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds asks the photographer to imagine that the image in the lens is divided into nine equal parts. The subject is best placed on one or two of the intersecting circles. Rule  of thirds (Click to enlarge)   The...
Sitemap

Sitemap

This page shows all the pages and links on this site. It also contains a very brief and truncated summary of each page. The contents of this page are listed  in alphabetical order. Please feel free to contact us if you find any broken links or have any ...
Teacher Information

Teacher Information

The rationale for offering a Media Arts Program (Photography) is recognition that Media Arts is crucial to student learning. Today’s youth are growing up in a technology and media saturated environment, and yet many students are not given the proper t...
Texture

Texture

Often we associate texture with something we can feel. Something may be rough or smooth. Consider the texture of your shoes and compare this with the texture of your jumper. Feel the surface of the wall and compare it with the asphalt. Or hold a tennis...
Useful Words

Useful Words

[wc_accordion collapse="1" leaveopen="0" layout="box"] [wc_accordion_section title="Aperture"] The adjustable opening—or f-stop—of a lens determines how much light passes through the lens on its way camera's imaging sensor. [/wc_accordion_section] [wc_accordion_section tit...
Videos

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9asannx6OA The History and Science of Colour History https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YIvvXxsR5Y The History and Science of Lenses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGGUXAMliqM The Properties of Camera lenses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytCfECfqWc The...
Viewpoint

Viewpoint

In an earlier session we suggested that you should zoom with your feet before you zoom with the camera. This suggests that you should always consider moving in an around your subject. The purpose of the various compositional rules we have used is...
Welcome

Welcome

This website has been created to complement my "Photographer in Residence" program and to allow you to reflect on the discussion and the learning that took place in our class or individual session. It is designed to enhance your learning. Photography, lik...
What is composition?

What is composition?

When you look at the word composition we see two smaller words. "Com" and "Position" Com is a Latin word meaning to put together. Position also comes from the Latin meaning the act of placing things together. So we looking at places we use the...
Why this site?

Why this site?

According to KPCB analyst Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report states that all internet-connected citizens share over 1.8 billion photos each day.  According to the International Business Times (2015). This begs the question why so many selfies? Why...