Course Title: Studio Photography Online 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio Photography Online 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Phred Peterson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2502

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 5.2.38

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 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

You are encouraged to contact your lecturer on a regular basis for personal feedback and discussion on technical and production issues.
The course will be delivered asynchronously online. Completed activities will be submitted to a Discussion Board and receive lecturer response within 48 hours.
You 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.
You are encouraged to contact your lecturer on a regular basis for personal feedback and discussion on technical and production issues.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
Studio Photography Essential Skills - Focal Press. Child, John

Overview of Assessment

Consists of Three (3) Activities.
Two Activities have several parts associated with each activity contributing to 70% of the overall grade and the third activity – ’Folio’ activity, will contribute to 30% of the overall grade.