Frame it

Introducing the photography process

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Frame It 1

A short activity to help pupils prepare for their Tate Year 3
Project photographer visit by creating simple apertures and
exploring photographic processes as an entry point to how
we see the world around us.

Learning outcomes

  • I can begin to understand how cameras and composition works
  • I can understand what an artist is thinking about

Frame It 2

A further activity to help pupils prepare for their Tate Year 3 Project photographer visit by exploring photographic ideas and processes as an entry point to how we see the world around us and broader themes of identity and belonging.

Learning outcomes

  • I can understand about composition and framing an image
  • I can understand and talk about how people can view the same thing in different ways
  • I can collaborate with others

Frame It 3

A further activity to help pupils prepare for their Tate Year 3 Project photographer visit by exploring photographic ideas and processes as an entry point to how we see the world around us and broader themes of identity and belonging.

Learning outcomes

  • I can understand and talk about how images tell stories
  • I can understand and talk about how people can view the same thing in different ways

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Frame It 4

Like the other Frame It activities, this is a quick and easy activity that can help connect pupils to the photographic ideas at the heart of the Tate Year 3 Project. It can be done on its own, or all Frame It activities can be grouped together to create a deeper exploration of how each of us ‘sees’ the world around us. Without the variation (see next page), this activity will take 20-30 minutes.

Learning outcomes

  • I can explore perspective, observation and identity
  • I can think about how everyone can see the same thing differently