Course Title: Location Imaging Practice 101

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Location Imaging Practice 101

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


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

Course Coordinator: Gordon Pickard

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3717

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 36, level 2, room 09

Course Coordinator Availability: Phone or email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The aim of the course is for you to achieve a high level of visual and technical skill and effective communication in location photography. The course is structured to develop an understanding of professional technique and quality with a DSLR camera. This course is concerned with the production of engaging imaginative photography via competent technical control in interior and exterior field situations. All assignments are designed to produce a range of illustrative problems and the course requires that you apply individual creative thinking to your solution both visually and technically.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Establish how you could approach a particular brief across a variety of challenging situations, solving visual & technical problems.
  • Produce aesthetically pleasing images within an individual interpretation of a given assignment.
  • Analyse and criticise your own peers’ photography.
  • Apply analytical thinking in the discussion of photographic imagery.

Overview of Learning Activities

Part of the first six weeks will be delivered in the field. Some Location Imaging instruction and assignments will be undertaken buy the lecturer in attendance in the field. These will consist of specific technical applications combined with image construction aspects. Some workshops will also be delivered in the classroom as a combination of formal presentation by the lecturer and group discussion activities. Assignments will be undertaken by you independently, during the five non-contact hours to fulfill course requirements.

Research: You are expected to spend some of the non-contact hours researching locations, course, styles of image making and techniques across a range of genres, independently, to maximize the contact time and tuition received at both workshops and tutorials. This will be evaluated at assessment via the Visual Diary that must contain strong evidence of comprehensive and progressive research.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources will be made available in class, on Blackboard and via the course server.

Overview of Assessment

A progressive assessment - 30%

Final assessment - 70%