The reason I chose to do Photography was because I was excited about using the dark room but also having the chance to develop the skills I had taught myself. Not having the opportunity to do it at GCSE made it very exciting to do for A Level and it is a big passion of mine.
In the first year of Photography there were two trips to Bath and Bristol, to give us the opportunity to take photographs for the base of both the main themes for coursework and the exam unit. There was also a trip to a London Gallery.
I have really enjoyed this subject and I am developing my skills. At the beginning of the year I found it hard to show my work in a sketchbook as it was something I hadn’t done before but now I feel much more confident. I also think the quality of my images has improved, how I compose them and the Photoshop skills I use.
The support I have had at Richard Huish has been great. At the beginning of the year I started with 5 subjects and couldn’t cope with the pressure of them all but it was really hard deciding which one to drop. After speaking to my tutor about it she provided me with a lot of support and helped make the decision easier.
When I leave Richard Huish I hope to go and study Film. However, I am now considering taking a gap year first, to explore the world and learn about other cultures. I think this experience would be an advantage in the world of film and also might help me decide whether to study in this country or abroad.