Introduces students to digital photographic techniques, concepts, materials, and processes. Students learn to understand and use the camera, lighting and software while completing a set of graded modules. Students will complete a thematic project in which personal artistic and technical interests are explored within a critical context.
Topic 1: Introduction to Digital Photography – Photoshop basics, pixels and file sizes
Topic 2: Photoshop – retouching, cut and paste
Topic 3: Camera 1 – shutter speed
Topic 4: Camera 2 – aperture
Topic 5: Camera 3 – lenses depth of field
Topic 6: Photography 1 – composition
Topic 7: Photography Test
Topic 8: Photography 2 – panoramas
Topic 9: Photography 3 – still life
Topic 10: Photography 4 – image sequences
Topic 11: Photography 5 – editing issues
Topic 12: Photography – presentation/critique
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss contemporary and historical perspectives in photography||Intellectual rigour|
|2||use basic manual camera techniques and compositional methods||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||correctly answer questions about photographic technical information||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate occupational health and safety practices concerning computer workstations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||analyse and appraise the composition and content of photographs||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|6||use digital imaging equipment and software to effectively acquire, adjust and manipulate photographs||Creativity|
|7||criticise and evaluate technical and artistic aspects of their own photographs and the works of others for presentation within a critical context.||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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