|Semester 1, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||1 July 2022|
Examiner: Jane Hodges
Professional photographers must be literate in the technologies of industry, and must be proficient in producing a professional standard of photographic imaging. This foundation course in the Photography major provides students with the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills in digital imaging, which they will adapt throughout the rest of the program. It is also designed to provide students with a historical framework through which to practise photography.
Students in this course will be introduced to the fundamentals of digital photography and imaging software, so they begin the process of developing professional skills in photographic imaging. Through practice-based learning, they will begin to define and interpret elements of photographic composition including shutter speed, exposure, angles, composition, depth of field, and perspective. Students will also be introduced to professional software. Through examination of case studies and other forms of academic inquiry, they will also explore the development of photographic practice from the nineteenth century to contemporary digital photography, and will gain knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of photographic practice as a tool of communication. Through this, students will also begin to examine the philosophies and ethics through which they will practise.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Articulate the importance of photography as a tool of effective communication or creative practice
- Describe how historic developments in photographic practice have shaped contemporary digital processes
- Identify and analyse the work of photographers using appropriate and ethical communication contexts
- Apply emerging technical knowledge and skills for a specific professional context and purpose
|1.||Photographic process and practice||55.00|
|2.||Principals: context, technique and influence||35.00|
|3.||Photographers: historical perspectives||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
(used across multiple courses in the photography major.)
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.