Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: VART6365C

Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5348 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Phillip Allan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4030

Course Contact Email: phillip.allan@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

David Van Royen

Nominal Hours: 80

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge to be able to capture digital images. You will work on the production of visual art images and gain an understanding on the production of the art photo imaging industry. This course allows you to conceptualise, research and initiate projects; undertake strategic planning and production tasks; manage finances; output visual art photo images to industry specifications; and liaise/consult with a range of associated and allied persons, work teams, government agencies and private enterprise.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

Element:

1. Plan image output

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify and confirm concept for final images in consultation with relevant personnel 1.2 Identify and select work prints or files and check that they are consistent with concept or brief 1.3 Assess qualities and characteristics of work prints or files suitable for enhancement and manipulation 1.4 Confirm output strategies, and materials and equipment needed to produce required image

Element:

2. Prepare for analog or digital work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select darkroom or digital work environment to meet project requirements 2.2 Maintain clean and safe work environment during production of work 2.3 Set up relevant equipment safely and prepare materials for work

Element:

3. Enhance and manipulate images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select techniques for image enhancement and manipulation consistent with concept, testing processes and purpose of work to produce optimal quality images 3.2 Identify screen-based issues for consideration where appropriate 3.3 Apply selected techniques to images

Element:

4. Output images

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select appropriate materials and equipment for output option 4.2 Produce output image by digital or analog means, and confirm that image meets project requirements with relevant personnel 4.3 Confirm that privacy, intellectual property and other relevant legal requirements are met

Element:

5. Complete post-shoot activities

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Restore work area to original condition, disposing of waste safely 5.2 Clean and care for equipment according to manufacturer instructions 5.3 Store equipment according to workplace procedures


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a Digital studio. You will complete presentations and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studio and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will need also be expected to make use of the library resources.
The learning activities for this course centre around the following:

Participation in practical workshops conducted by a teacher. Workshops also provide the opportunity for student to practice & perform under supervision and coaching from a teacher
Participation in tutorials which can be one on one, small groups or whole class and which provide the opportunity for students to present their work for comment and critique by teachers and fellow students
Individual studio time for students to work on projects to develop skills and conceptual ability in an environment of discovery and experimentation
Keeping a visual diary which contains evidence of conceptual development, feedback on work from tutorials, reflection on own development and understanding, critical engagement and critical discourse
Research
Ongoing practice to become self managing
When available, attendance at exhibitions and field work.

 

The following Teaching Schedule is subject to change.


Teaching Schedule

WeekCourse content  Task / Assessment due datesElements 
 1Introduction to the course
  • OH&S requirements, materials, tools, studio rules and guideliens
  • Course requirements
  • Camera Equipment and Loans
  • Photography studio’s
  • Assessment criteria
  • Learning outcomes
  • Visit to Building 8, level 7, Audio Visual Department
 1.1,1.2,1.4
 2Introduction to Project 1: Genres of Photography
Learn operation of equipment
Photography: Landscape artists
Learn basic operation of the SLR Camera
Camera Craft
• Shutter speeds & Apertures
 
Go on a landscape Photo shoot. Bring images to next weeks class. 
 3Project 1: Genres of Photography: Still LIfe Artists

Organise shoots on location or in studio and prepare shoot management timeline
Suggested Digital Workflow
  • Setting up Digital Folders on Server
  • RAW files and Adobe Camera RAW
  • Introduction to Bridge
  • Downloading and Sorting images

Bring landscape images to work on in class
For next week: Take Still Life images

2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,4.1,4.3
 4Project 1: Genres of Photography: Portrait artists
Copyright issues
Camera Craft: Organising Shoot and management timelines
Editing in Photoshop
 

Bring Still Life images to work on in class

For next week: Take Portraits 

2.5,2.6,3.1,3.2
 5 Project 1: Genres of Photography
  • Checking lab requirements
  • Settng up files for printing
  • Making a PRISM Template
  • Adding a stoke to your images
Bring Portrait images to work on in class

Choose images for final print 

3.4,3.5,4.1,4.2,4.3
 6
  • Project 1: Genres of Photography
  • Finalise files to print
  • Excursion to PRISM DIGITAL IMAGING LAB
 Bring a blank CD or USB to class to take to Prism2.4,2.5
 7 Project 1 Due CLASS PRESENTATIONS All work due on Digital Folder on server2.1,3.4,5.1,5.2,5.3
 8 Project 1 Due CLASS PRESENTATIONS 2.1,3.4,5.1,5.2,.5.3
 9

Introduction to Project 2: Photographic Self
Portrait: The Body

  • Presentation on relevant artists

Timeline Exercise


Understanding Studio Lighting:

  • Studio lighting terminology
  • Standard 3-Point Lighting


Portrait Studio lighting techniques:

  • Rembrandt lighting
  • Split Light
  • Butterfly Light
Prepare a timeline for project 2 to bring to tutorial next week.
Bring Visual Diary for tutorial week 
1.2,1.4,2.2
 10 TUTORIAL WEEK  2.1,5.1,5.2,5.3
 11

Project 2: Photographic Self Portrait:
Photographs of Personal Objects
Understanding Studio Lighting:

  • Objects and light tents

Bring 1st set of portraits to work on In class.
 

Take 2nd set of portraits to bring to next weeks class. 

 3.5,4.2,4.4
 12

Project 2: Photographic Self Portrait:
Self-Portrait: Photographs of Landscape
environment (home, neighbourhood)
 

Workshop: Night photography

Bring 2nd set of portraits to work on in class.
 

Take 3rd set of portraits to bring to next weeks class.

1.3,1.4, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,4.1
 13

Project 2: Photographic Self Portrait:
Photographs of social environment
 

Group and individual tutorials

 Bring 3rd set of portraits to work on in class. 3.1,3.2,.4.1
 14Final class to work on Portraits
Group and individual tutorials
 Final class to work on Portraits 3.2,3.3, 3.4,5.1,5.2,5.3
 15 Project 2 Due, CLASS PRESENTATIONS All work due on Digital Folder on server 3.4,,5.1,5.2,5.3
16Folio Preparation  5.1,5.2,5.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

 Explore the extensive resources under Visual Art in the subject guides in the library catalogue.

 Nikon D7000 kit - you will be able to borrow cameras from the School of Art


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Practical tasks, a major project
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • A digital portfolio which demonstrates personal reflection and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers


Assessment Tasks

THE FOLLOWING WORKS IS REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION BETWEEN JUNE 10 AND JUNE 13 FOLIO ASSESSMENT:

1. Project 1: Genres of Photography;
• 18 finished images (6 from each genre: Landscape, Still Life, Portrait)
• 1 Pegasus print produced at Prism Digital Imaging Lab (with at least one image)
• 1 Class Presentation
• 1 Digital Folder on the server showing 4 folders;
a) Originals (RAW files)
b) Work in progress (18 files, which have been edited in either Bridge/Camera Raw or Photoshop with layers)
c) Finals (18 flattened files, can be Photoshop or tiff files, no layers)
d) Reference material (research images, and/or scans of visual diary, and/or word/text edit documents)

2. Project 2: Photographic Self Portrait;
• 18 finished images (choose 3 of the following options;
o 6 x self-portrait of face,
o 6 x self-portrait of body part/whole,
o 6 x personal objects,
o 6 x landscape environment,
o 6 x social environment)
• 1 Pegasus print produced at Prism Digital Imaging Lab showing 3 images to create a triptych
• 1 Class Presentation
• 1 Digital Folder on the server showing 4 folders;
a) Originals (RAW files)
b) Work in progress (18 files, which have been edited in either Bridge/Camera Raw or Photoshop with layers)
c) Finals (18 flattened files, can be Photoshop or tiff files, no layers)
d) Reference material (research images, and/or scans of visual diary, and/or word/text edit documents)

3. Visual Diary

Your should have a Digital Folder for both Project 1 and Project 2 on the server (frida) showing 4 folders.

 

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Visual Arts.
GRADE           OUTLINE                                          GRADING                                                                   CRITERIA
CHD                Competent with high distinction         80-100                                                                       Highly developed
CDI                 Competent with distinction                70-79                                                                         Well developed
CC                  Competent with credit                       60-69                                                                         Developed
CA                  Competency achieved - graded          50-59                                                                         Sound
CA                  Competency achieved                     A competent result indicates that the assessment requirements for the course
                                                                          have been met.
NYC                 Not yet competent                         Not yet competent indicates that the assessment requirements for the course
                                                                          have not been met.
DNS                 Did not submit                              Did not submit for assessment.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available through the course contact in Program Manager.

 

 Unit Title  Refine Digital Art Techniques RMIT UNIT Code VART6366CNational Unit Code CUADIG508
 Assessment Task 1 Genres of Photography; Elements/ PCs
 Visual Diary 

• 18 finished images (6 from each genre: Landscape, Still Life, Portrait)
• 1 Pegasus print produced at Prism Digital Imaging Lab (with at least one image)
• 1 Class Presentation
• 1 Digital Folder on the server showing 4 folders;
a) Originals (RAW files)
b) Work in progress (18 files, which have been edited in either Bridge/Camera Raw or Photoshop with layers)
c) Finals (18 flattened files, can be Photoshop or tiff files, no layers)
d) Reference material (research images, and/or scans of visual diary, and/or word/text edit documents) 

 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,

2.2,2.3,2.4,3.4,5.1,

5.2,.5.3

 Assessment Task 2 Photographic Self Portrait; 
 Visual Diary 

• 18 finished images (choose 3 of the following options;
o 6 x self-portrait of face,
o 6 x self-portrait of body part/whole,
o 6 x personal objects,
o 6 x landscape environment,
o 6 x social environment)
• 1 Pegasus print produced at Prism Digital Imaging Lab showing 3 images to create a triptych
• 1 Class Presentation
• 1 Digital Folder on the server showing 4 folders;
a) Originals (RAW files)
b) Work in progress (18 files, which have been edited in either Bridge/Camera Raw or Photoshop with layers)
c) Finals (18 flattened files, can be Photoshop or tiff files, no layers)
d) Reference material (research images, and/or scans of visual diary, and/or word/text edit documents)

3.2,3.3,3.4,4.1,  

5.1,5.2,5.3

  
 Performance Evidence Knowledge Evidence Assessment Conditions

Evidence of the ability to:

 plans, selects and uses processes and outputting options to suit the job requirements and in

accordance with workplace procedures.

 produce a body of images that demonstrates command of enhancement and manipulation

techniques

 clean work areas and check and store equipment according to workplace requirements.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

 outline the features of prints or files that can be enhanced or manipulated

 describe common techniques for enhancing and manipulating images

 describe a range of output equipment and materials that can be used in analog, digital or

other print technologies

 outline a range of output options

 summarise work health and safety procedures for using darkroom equipment and

materials and/ or using screens and keyboards for extended periods of time

 outline intellectual property and other legislation relevant to image enhancement, manipulation and output.

 

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates

consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry

environments. The assessment environment must include access to:

 photo imaging materials, tools and equipment.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational

educational and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

 

Other Information

Feedback

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Please note:

While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

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