Course Title: Location Imaging Practice 102

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Location Imaging Practice 102

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


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

Course Coordinator: Gordon Pickard

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3717

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Building 5, level 2

Course Coordinator Availability: Phone or email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART 2980 Location Imaging Practice 101

Course Description

This course builds upon the capabilities developed in the Location 101 course, to further extend your visual & technical skill to a basic professional level.

The course is structured to develop an understanding of professional technique and quality with 35mm a digital SLR camera.

This course is concerned with the production of engaging imaginative photography via competent technical control in interior and exterior field situations and places more emphasis on concept and digital print output.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • Extend your ability to approach a particular brief across a variety of challenging situations, solving visual & technical problems to produce aesthetically pleasing images within an individual interpretation of a given assignment
  • Analyse and criticise your own and peers work
  • Apply analytical thinking in the discussion of photographic imagery
  • Produce photographs to a basic professional standard
  • Apply additional lighting to create a chosen mood and to solve lighting problems

Overview of Learning Activities

Classes will provide an opportunity to present your work and communicate and reflect on your ideas and practice. You will be encouraged to think critically about your work, in relation to current and past styles, techniques and genres. They will also provide a forum to introduce the work of other photographers and artists relevant to developing your ideas.

Some Location Imaging instruction and assignments will be undertaken with a 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 or the digital printing lab as a combination of a formal presentation by the lecturer and group discussion activities.

A separate set of five assignments will be undertaken by you independently, during the five non-contact hours to fulfill course requirements. Likewise, most of your folio production for this course will be undertaken independently in the non-contact hours.

Overview of Learning Resources

Recommended Texts:

Photography (9th ed.), London, Barbara; Upton, John; Stone, Jim; Longman, 2007

Basic Photography, Langford, Michael, Focal Press, Oxford, 2007

Digital photography, Essential Skills, Galer, Mark; Focal Press, 2008

Overview of Assessment

A final folio of illustrative folio assignments - 70%

Progressive submissions - 30%