Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4312 Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.

This course covers the planning, organization, set up, lighting and shooting of studio photography. You will gain the technical skills for operating the 5x4 camera & E6 film, medium format 6x7 camera & E6 film and DSLR. You will gain skills and techniques required for being a professional assistant.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI403A Apply photo imaging lighting techniques


1. Set up lighting for photo shoot

2. Light subjects

3. Complete and review shoot

4. Complete post-shoot activities

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include:
Shooting assignments to a brief in the studio with time for re shoots. Planning mock ups and dialogue with the teacher are part of the process. Students will also be required to assess their assistants.