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Year 13 - Folios are due October 29th 4pm. 
Our students have been really busy. Here is a run down of what they have been up to lately;
Brooke'swork lately has been examining careful and subtle ways of depersonalising a subject now using John Stezaker. This leads really well on from Duane Michels. 
WhileSamuel'smost recent post is about David Hockney, the physical work he has been making is yet to explore this. I do like the images of his little brother, and panel one has worked very well so far. There is still significant editing to do over the next 3 and half weeks.
Dayna has worked on sequencing panels one and two very carefully and her final result is currently posted. Reflection and critique is required to complete panel 3. Possibly utilising her latest shoot of Estelle. 
'Ailine is having to restructure her first panel, as even though it works really well, one of her models is just not reliable enough. Fortunately, she does a lot of work in general, so she has a lot of wo…

Week Seven Term One 2014

So last week, interrupted by Athletics day and some of the stormiest weather we have had for a very long time; how much have we achieved?

Above, the students wrote themselves a plan for the week. They then had to stick to it, knowing I would blog about it and also direct our community to the blog actively as a way of keeping in touch with what is happening in our class. Tomorrow, all students are going to be asked to update their blogs to accurately reflect their progress so far, but the following notes are what I have particularly noticed over the past week.

Danielle, Dayna, Samuel, and Brooke have all planned their time well and used it well. Danielle has been experimenting with some nice ideas for managing movement and It has been really nice to see these 4 work together in sussing out how different techniques can work in achieving her desired effect. Really nice collegial and supportive environment.

Hayley Smith has a clearer direction for how to potentially handle this idea of child…

Next Steps

So all students in Year 12 have seen folios from previous years, have been given a good amount of time to think through their own concept and have browsed images by several artists online and in books. Students have also had some time getting to used to the camera and shooting. Clearer decisions need to be made about what concept looks like.

Natasha Muston has made a genuinely good start at getting this going and has taken her first shoot and posted it online. The rest of our Year 12 students need to look at this and consider this.

Last year's blogs also hold a lot of good information and you can see the flow of ideas in these.

From this week, students will be required to start planning their time in class for the week and then following through on it.  For example from 2013. This plan will be posted online and this year, each week I will make comment on how successful it was in my eyes. As this address is to be advertised to the parents of the students in this class, that is going t…

Hornby High School Photography 2014

Hi there! The expectation if you are doing photography at Hornby High School this year, is that you set up your own blog. This will pretty much replace your work book. Last year, the NZQA moderators were more than happy to assess our book work online through the students blogs. This will save you a lot of time and means that communicating and feedback will be much easier. The first week of school, once we have the moodle stuff sorted, will be getting yourselves online with a blog too.

There are things you will need to think carefully about with your blog. What you post will be there forever.

Commitment, Achievement, Resilience, Respect
The School Values apply to how you express yourselves digitally also. You need to care about being good digital citizens. Every post you make, on ALL forms of digital media is traceable (includes facebook). It will reflect on you in time to come. It is NOT like the spoken word that, unrecorded could be forgotten. Your digital shadow is something that can l…