Course Title: Photography 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Photography 2

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Mr Gordon Pickard

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3717

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Imaging Theory and Practice 1 and Photography

Course Description

This course will provide a foundation for students in professional technical and illustrative photography. The key knowledge areas will explore the equipment, materials and techniques required to create photographic images of subjects in the environs of the photographic studio.

The key learning areas will cover;
The lighting and exposure challenges associated with photographing in the studio with tungsten lighting equipment.
This course provides the foundation for the second and third year courses throughout the scientific program.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The aim is to develop skills in studio photography. The practice of illustrative photography will be taught through a balanced program addressing skills and creativity. Professional techniques in the use of large format (4X5) cameras in the studio environment, along with a variety of lighting techniques, will be covered.
Assignments cover a wide range of illustrative problems along technical lines. However, individual initiative and innovative thinking is also exposed.

On completion of this course the student will be able to shoot a particular brief across a variety of challenging situations. They will approach solving technical and visual problems to produce aesthetically pleasing images within an accurate interpretation of a brief. Analysis and criticism of peer’s work forms part of the course, students are then able to apply analytical thinking in the discussion of photographic imagery.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will gain experience in this course by means of:
• Undertaking practical assignments in the studio
• Participating in class discussion and group tutorials.
• Participating in workshops.
• Undertaking independent assignments and research to support studio classes.
• Maintaining a visual diary.
• Maintaining a computation book.

Overview of Learning Resources

Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. Students will also make use of studio facilities within the School.

Overview of Assessment

End of semester assessment will be based on a final folio of assignment work, a visual diary and a comprehensive computation book.