Creating Media - Digital Photography

In this unit, Year 2 pupils will learn to recognise that different devices can be used to capture photographs and they will gain experience capturing, editing and improving photographs. Towards the end of the unit, pupils will use their knowledge to recognise that images they see may not be real. This unit provided by the National Centre for Computing Education covers key areas of the Key Stage 1 computing curriculum;

  • To use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content,
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school,
  • Use technology safely and respectfully.

 

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Lesson 1 - Taking Photographs

In this session, Year 2 pupils will recognise that different devices can be used to take photographs and they will gain experience capturing, editing and improving them. These resources give pupils the opportunity to sort devices into old and new, capture digital photos and talk about their experiences. The lesson...

Lesson 2 - Landscape or Portrait?

In this session, Year 2 pupils are introduced to the concept that a photograph can be taken in either landscape or portrait format. Pupils are encouraged to explore taking photographs in both portrait and landscape formats and explore the reasons why a photographer may favour one over the other. These resources...

Lesson 3 - What Makes a Good Photograph?

In this session, Year 2 pupils are supported to identify what is wrong with a photograph, discuss how to take a good photograph and improve a photograph by retaking it. Through the activities pupils will discover what constitutes a good photography composition and put this into practice by composing and capturing...

Lesson 4 - Lighting

In this session, Year 2 pupils investigate the effect that good lighting has on the quality of photos they take and explore what effect using the camera flash and adding an artificial light source can have on their photos. These resources also support pupils to learn how to camera autofocus tool can be used to make...

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