St Patrick's College Strathfield

Year 10 Photography and Digital Media Residency


Sunday 11 and Monday 12 March, Year 10 Photography and Digital Media students participated in an overnight residency on Cockatoo Island.

Students engaged in a sustained and workshop led approach to their own photographic making. Students used the historic and industrial landscape as stimulus for their study into documentary photography focussing specifically on Forgotten Places.

The extended time outside of the classroom offered students the chance to further explore their knowledge of the functions of the DSLR camera; including how aperture, shutter speed and ISO can be manipulated manually to achieve a desired image as well as other creative extended techniques. Students also participated in night workshops experimenting in capturing light through long exposure and the manipulation of spot lighting.