Course Title: Capture a digital image

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4174

Course Title: Capture a digital image

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Garry Amy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9260

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this class the student learns to use a digital camera to obtain high quality photographs for use in digital production work. 

Students will learn the basics of good photography and use various models of cameras to take photos. Adobe ’Photoshop’ will then be introduced for photo editing and retouching.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPMM321A Capture a digital image


1 Assess digital camera qualities

2 Set up for image capture

3 Preview image

4 Photograph and upload a digital image

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn: Ability to use a digital camera
Ability to upload and processing digital images using IBM-PC and/or Macintosh
Usage of digital cameras and basics of photography, Image capture and editing. Image storage and file resolutions, battery handling and final output. 

Overview of Assessment

Students will be continually assessed during classes, to ascertain that they are developing competence in digital camera use and editing. 

A set number of class tasks will be required as well as a final project.