Course Title: Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART5772C

Course Title: Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Janelle Magee

Suzan Dlouhy


PLEASE NOTE: This unit has now the National Code and Title as follows:

CUVPHI302A Capture photographic images

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

This unit covers many of the foundation skills needed by those planning a career in photo imaging, but also applies in contexts where photography may not be the primary job role or main focus of work activity. For example, in the creative sectors a textile designer or artist uses these skills to document the progress of work,of recording potential design inspirations or of articles poduced for use with design briefs for the cient, for exhibitions or marketing.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI05A Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent


5. Finalise image capture process

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Catalogue as required, ensuring extraction and embedding of all necessary metadata as required
5.2. Complete workplace documentation as required
5.3. Clean and store equipment and accessories according to workplace procedures


1. Prepare to capture digital images

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Discuss photographic project with relevant people and select appropriate camera and accessories
1.2. Assess digital camera features to ensure that outcomes meet project requirements
1.3. Plan shots for the project taking into account digital camera features, lighting, photographic design elements and photographic techniques


2. Preview and experiment with image capture

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Operate digital camera according to manufacturer specifications
2.2. Set digital camera preferences and use photographic techniques to achieve desired results
2.3. Adjust planned shots as required and experiment with different ways of achieving desired results


3. Review images

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Download digital images or scan developed film images using appropriate digital imaging software where appropriate
3.2. Rotate, cull, sort and rename images to meet requirements
3.3. Apply metadata and key words to images as required
3.4. Back up and archive as required
3.5. Seek feedback from others on quality of original captures and note areas for future improvement


4. Enhance images

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Enhance images using digital imaging software
4.2. Evaluate outcome against project requirements and confirm with relevant people as required
4.3. Seek feedback from others on quality of enhanced images and note areas for future improvement

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied apply a range of techniques to capture images using a standard digital stills camera.apply a range of techniques to capture images using a standard digital stills camera.

Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of capturing photo images that meet the quality and look requirements for a range of projects using a wide range of features of a standard digital stills camera and using software and other equipment to enhance photo images.

Activities will include setting up objects for image capture and the practical use of a camera to capture images for specific purposes. The production of images in the required format. The evaluation of images captured and the use of software and other equipment to enhance and change design elements using photo images.

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 5 means within a workplace training context:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Complete manuals 4 hours
4. Supervised skill development to competency 10 hours
5. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation and analysis of your ability to prepare to capture digital images, review and experiment with image captureand review enhance images.


Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will be in the form of observation and analysis of work performed by yourself and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Grading is not used in the workplace.

Assessment Matrix

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