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Best way for art teachers to become photography teachers as well??

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by Dink_bird, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Dink_bird

    Dink_bird New commenter

    I'm an art teacher now looking for a permanent job after years of supply work. It seems most schools now want art teachers to teach photography too. Although I have taken short courses in Photoshop and traditional photography, they were a loooong time ago and I've forgotten most of it. I'm trying to revise my knowledge at home, but I'm certainly not confident enough to teach photography yet, although I know the assessment objectives are much like those for fine art. My question is this: can an experienced art teacher learn to teach photography "on the job"? I'm being very honest on my job applications, but will schools take me on if I haven't actually taught it? I guess it depends on how expert the other teachers are and how much support they're willing to give ..any thoughts on this gratefully received - I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering about this!
  2. TheArtyTeacher

    TheArtyTeacher New commenter

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  3. Dink_bird

    Dink_bird New commenter

    Thank you! Xx
  4. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Watching the 2019 portrait artist competition on tv over the last few weeks, the sitters 4 hour investment is almost redundant when the first thing many of the competitors do is take a photo on an ipad to work from and refer back to. Having taken A level fine art and photography I found a massive crossover when I did high contrast b/w, solarization, photomontage, photograms, posterized lith prints, photo dyes on b/w prints and cropping for better composition. Modern digital point/click/select/photoshop seems to lack much creative aforethought but youngsters probably just regard my views as being an old fashioned stick in the mud.

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