Many high school Photography students are unsure how to present flat, printed photographic images in a creative and visually appealing way. This article provides examples of 16 Photography sketchbooks to help motivate and inspire students who study high school qualifications such as NCEA Level 3 Photography (Scholarship), A Level Photography, and IB Art.
Sketchbook pages by Joshua Brooks:
Two A Level sketchbook pages by Melissa Kelsey, completed while studying at ACG Strathallan College, Auckland, New Zealand. Melissa gained 100% and Top in New Zealand for her CIE A Level Photography submission (you may be interested in reading our article about her AS Photography Coursework).
A Level Photography sketchbook pages by Ellie Powell:
Mr Sam Kiff, an Art teacher from Thomas Tallis School, London, UK, has generously uploaded the sketchbooks of his A Level Photography students, providing these as valuable learning opportunities for others. The level of creativity and inventiveness shown in the work – such as this A Level Photography Coursework sketchbook by Natalie M – is outstanding. Viewing a sketchbook in its entirety is very helpful, as it shows the exploration and development of ideas over time.
An A Level sketchbook from Fortismere Secondary School Art Department:
An NCEA Level 3 Photography (Scholarship) workbook, sourced from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
An A Level sketchbook page by Hannah Shrigley:
A mixed media sketchbook page by Emeline Beroud:
A Level Sketchbook pages by Alicia Pote-Hunt:
An NCEA Level 3 Photography (Outstanding Scholarship) workbook sourced from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
A Level sketchbook pages by Sjassyria:
An A Level Photography project by Stella Braasch:
An A Level Art project by Ursula Underhill:
An A2 Photography sketchbook by Emily Betts:
It is clear from the examples above that there is not one best presentation style for a photography sketchbook; ultimately a student should embrace a style which complements their own work and plays to their strengths.
NEED MORE SKETCHBOOK IDEAS?
This article showcases quality presentation ideas for Photography sketchbooks. We have written other articles specifically for those who need inspiration for their Painting / Fine Art sketchbooks, Graphic Design sketchbooks, Sculpture and 3D Design Sketchbooks and Textiles and Fashion sketchbooks. If you would like more guidance about this topic, please read our tips for producing an Amazing GCSE or A Level Art Sketchbook!