BTEC Assignment Brief

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Creative Digital Media
Production
Qualification BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Creative Digital
Media Production
BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Creative
Digital Media Production
Unit number and title Unit 10: Digital Photography for a Media
Product
Learning aim(s) (For NQF Learning Aim B: Explore techniques of digital photography
only)
Assignment title Portfolio production and techniques of digital photography

Assessor
Jane Knight
Issue date 20.10.17
Hand in deadline 03.11.17

Flash Light Studios have been asked to source photographs
that can be used in a new tourist brochure for the Camden
area.
Vocational Scenario or As a freelancer you are keen to get this job. So that Flash
Context Light studios will consider you they have asked that all
freelancers are ready to hand in the following portfolio of
work as examples of their ability as a photographer.

Digital Photography Techniques Portfolio

You will produce a digital portfolio that gives examples
of the following techniques:

Topic B.2 Digital photography techniques
Shot types:
● Framing – take 4-5 photographs of the
school/students that use different framing
o macro
o landscape –orientation and landscape shot
o portrait – orientation and portrait shot
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o distance, e.g. close up, long shot, medium shot, medium
long shot

● Angle – take 4 – 5 photographs that explore different
angles
o high
o low
o canted
o wide – this is when the lens is 35mm and below e.g.
18mm

● level – take a photograph from a high level/take the same
subject from a low level
o high
o low

● Composition – take 4 – 5 photographs that explore
depth of field and the creative use of background e.g.
Bokeh/lines/texture etc
o rule of thirds
o foreground
o background

● Focus - take 4 – 5 photographs that explore
o depth of field
o sharp – focus
o soft – focus

● Zoom – take 2 -3 photographs that use zoom in a
creative way
o digital
o optical.

Checklist of evidence Photographic Google slides portfolio embedded on your blog
required that includes all the examples from the list above.

Criteria covered by this task:
Unit/Criteria
To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to:
reference
Unit 10: 2B.P3 Demonstrate adequate use of digital photography techniques.
Unit 10: 2B.M3 Demonstrate effective use of digital photography techniques
Unit 10: 2B.D2 Demonstrate confident use of digital photography techniques.

Topic B.3 Exporting and storing digital photographs
● File transfer, e.g. from digital camera, smart device.
● File formatting, e.g. Jpeg, RAW, TIF.
● Storing on hard drive (file name, folder name.
● Storing on external devices (memory stick, CD, DVD).

For at least 3 of photographs that you take make sure that
you make a screen shot that shows how you have imported
them, filed them, named them placed them on your google
Task 2 slides portfolio and uploaded the portfolio.

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Checklist of evidence Screen shots on blog of process of transfer, format, storage,
required and upload

Criteria covered by this task:
Unit/Criteria
To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to:
reference
Unit 10: 2B.P3 You will be able to export and store digital photographs.
You must also be able to safely export and store your digital
Unit 10: 2B.M3
photography work.
Unit 10: 2B.D2 You must also be able to safely export and store your work.

Make a PP or write a blog post that shows how different
types of photography and how techniques may differ
depending on the type of media photography being
undertaken.

Your PP/Blog must cover the following types of photography
with an example of each

● Types:
o location shots (uncontrollable conditions, urban, rural,
architectural, e.g. for publicity, marketing, travel websites,
nature books/websites, travel posters, leaflets etc

o studio (interior) shots, stylised (controlled) lighting, e.g.
portraits, pack shots, fashion, food, catalogue

o events photography (the ‘money’ shot, unpredictable
conditions, e.g. sports, promotions, paparazzi

o night shots (lighting issues, long exposure, light trails,
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use of flash)

o shots of moving objects/people (shutter speed,
panning, zoom, focus) – nature/sport

o portraits (intended audience, official, unofficial, e.g.
people, groups).

Learners will understand that photography has moved a long
way from film-based cameras with negatives to modern
digital cameras but that the essential techniques
have remained the same over time.

For each type of photograph/photography
1. Use two/three example picture (you may want
to get a photograph that is used in/on a media
text e.g. close up studio shot for a makeup
advert.
2. Explain/analyse in what type of media it may be

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used in and why it is useful in this type of media
product – what is the purpose?
3. Outline/analyse any techniques or
issues/difficulties that you may have when
taking this type of photograph.

Checklist of evidence PP/Blog post that analyses each type of photograph and how
required it is used in the media sector

Criteria covered by this task:
Unit/Criteria
To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to:
reference
Describe the techniques used in the different types of digital
Unit 10: 2B.P4
photography for digital media products.
Explain the techniques used in the different types of digital photography
Unit 10: 2B.M4
for digital media products.
Analyse the techniques used in the different types of digital
Unit 10: 2B.D3
photography for digital media products.

Sources of information http://webneel.com/different-types-of-photography
to support you with this http://photodoto.com/types-of-photographers/
Assignment

Other assessment See haverstockmedia website for resources and lessons
materials attached to
this Assignment Brief

FOR NQF LEVEL 2 ONLY: If you have not achieved the Level 2 criteria, your work
will be assessed to determine if the following Level 1 criteria have been met.
Criterion
To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to: Unit
reference
Demonstrate basic use of limited digital photography techniques. 10 1B.3
Outline the techniques used in two different types of digital
10 1B.4
photography for digital media products.

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