Course Title: Photographic Lighting 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photographic Lighting 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Bronek Kozka

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5236

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 6 Level 3

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course places a strong emphasis on the acquisition and practical application of the skills applicable to commercial professional photography. You will learn the values of pre-production, research and the disciplines required, in order to problem solve issues related to the development and execution of highly conceptual ideas.

Through these processes you will learn how to make effective decisions on different types of lighting, type of capture and the use of appropriate lenses and film to achieve various photographic effects.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The objectives of the course are:

  • to gain proficiency in Studio Practice
  • a high degree of visual literacy
  • technical competence and the development of aesthetic sensibilities
  • to promote an understanding of vocational business practices and global cultural, social and industry visual contexts.
  • You will be required to become conversant with digital image capture and/or film transfer to digital file in order to develop a strong conceptual initiative.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe and apply relevant formatting processes required in industry
  • Analyse and select between a range of alternatives, the appropriate pre-production and post production processes required for a particular photographic task
  • Investigate the concepts of lighting with both tungsten and studio electronic flash and apply the outcomes of the investigation to a specific task
  • Evaluate camera and appropriate lens choice and apply the outcomes to a specific task
  • Evaluate the application and appropriate use of digital capture techniques and apply them to a specific task
  • Demonstrate a range of photographic skills and argue for their application to the commercial photography context


Overview of Learning Activities

Students will engage in a range of learning activities. Independent learning will be an essential component of the course including practice with cameras in a variety of formats. In a studio environment you will have the opportunity to observe techniques being used by advanced and intermediate practitioners. An essential component of learning in the studio model is that of asking questions of those more expert than you. Do not wait until you leave the studio to discover there is something you need to know. The studio’s assignments are designed as learning tools and students are advised that they must complete all assignments in the appropriate sequence in order to get the most out of the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include peer reviews, class presentations, observations of practice and group presentations. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. If you have a long term medical condition and or/ disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more. An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.