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PHT1001 Foundations of Photography 2

Short Description: Foundations of Photography 2
Units : 1
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
ASCED code : 100799 - Communication and Media Studie
Grading basis : Graded

Other Requisites

Students undertaking the Professional Photography major will require access to a DSLR camera (either full frame or mirrorless, or a micro four thirds system); two manually operated, interchangeable lenses (recommended are one wide-angle lens [zoom or prime] and one normal-telephoto zoom lens); a 5-in-1 reflector; Adobe Creative Suite Cloud student subscription (including Adobe Bridge, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop – students must ensure their computer is capable of efficiently running the software); and personal storage space (portable external hard drive, and cloud storage). These will be used throughout all courses in the Professional Photography major.

If you wish to check the suitability of your camera, please contact the course examiner.

Students may incur extra resource costs for photographic printing.

All students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


Students in this course will examine the principles of lighting and apply techniques to an emerging expertise in photographic imaging. Through practice-based learning, peer review, and academic inquiry, they will explore natural and artificial light sources in outdoor and indoor contexts, and investigate the theoretical principles of light both as a carrier and form of communication. Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply skills and knowledge in manipulating light for various professional communication or creative contexts, and will examine its effect on colour, subject, form and message. They will also begin to define, interpret and apply elements of photographic composition including line, shape, form, space and movement. Students will continue using raster graphic editing software such as Photoshop to develop more advanced techniques in digital imaging and compositing.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 11 February 2022