Course Title: Process photo images to work-print and file stage

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6268C

Course Title: Process photo images to work-print and file stage

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4312 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers: Arrayah Lloynd, Deb Hall
Supervising teacher: Naomi Herzog
Phone: 9925 4815
Email: naomi.herzog@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 120

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

NIL

Course Description

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to use techniques for image processing. It is a specialisation unit and refers to specific equipment and techniques used for making photo work-print images.

Current photoimaging industry practice relies increasingly on digital imaging processes and this is reflected in the training and assessment of this unit.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI303A Process photo images to work-print and file stage

Element:

Element 1. Prepare for photo image processing

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm photo image processing requirements from work brief
1.2 Select work environment that meets requirements for image processing tasks
1.3 Set up equipment and materials required for processing work
1.4 Adhere to codes of practice and workplace safety procedures
 

Element:

Element 2. Process images

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Download digital files as required
2.2 Process film according to specifications as required
2.3 Organise negatives and/or files into appropriate folders
2.4 Ensure that work environment remains clean and safe during the production of work
2.5 Document work progress according to workplace procedures
 

Element:

Element 3. Finalise the processing of photo images

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select appropriate source images
3.2 Apply techniques required to produce analog or digital proof sheets
3.3 Select images from proof sheets that match the concept or required outcome
3.4 Use enhancement and printing techniques to output work-prints or display, and save on screen
3.5 Finalise work within agreed work parameters
 

Element:

Element 4. Restore work environment and equipment

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Safely clean and restore work environment to its original state
4.2 Clean and maintain equipment according to manufacturer instructions
4.3 Report damage to equipment according to workplace procedures
4.4 Store equipment according to workplace procedures and ensure readiness for future use

 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to produce a folio of printed work to a high standard consistent with industry practice. The production of this folio will incorporate the development of proof sheets, digital files and work prints which demonstrate the application of selected and core techniques.


Details of Learning Activities

 Learning activities will consist of:
In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:

  • lectures & tutorials
  • class exercises
  • class presentations
  • group discussion
  • online research
  • work shopping of students’ own images

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:

  • research (online /library /public displays/galleries)
  • independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

Tutorial - Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 2 - Curves, Levels & adjustments & intro to masks.

Demonstration - Test print on RMIT inkjets
In class: Review target submissions
Final prep for labs and printing to labs and RMIT inkjets
Briefing for High & Low Key assessment tasks

WeekClass contentAssessment Due
 SEMESTER 1 
1

Lecture - Colour Management Overview

  • Print Workflow
  • Colour spaces
  • Resolution
  • Profiles - Monitor, Print and Paper Profiles
  • The histogram
  • Remapping tones in the prints
  • Evaluating the test target print

Course Overview, Sem 1 & 2

  • Assessment tasks overview
  • Objectives and print outcomes of Folio Assessment tas
    • Target Prints and ReportsHigh and Low key folio works
    • Black and White Portraits
    • Split tone and Alternative Process folio worksks:

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Tutorial - The Print Workshop
Review of Papers and prints Printer workflow & Printer profiles
Overview RMIT online environment/s

•Blackboard
•Servers
•Workflow

Assessment tasks briefing
2Tutorial - Setting up your target file in Photoshop 
3Tutorial - Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 1 - Curves, Levels & adjustments. 
4Tutorial - Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 2 - Curves, Levels & adjustments & intro to masks.

Demonstration - Test print on RMIT inkjets
In class: Review target submissions 

 Assessment Item 1 (part 1) - Target file (Digital photoshop file)
- Submission of psd digital target file to Blackboard – await feedback and review prior to lab printing
5Final prep for labs and printing to labs and RMIT inkjets 
6

 Briefing for High & Low Key assessment tasks

Print class

 
7 Project work & class critique – Review research – High Key

Tutorial - Digital processing - Masks and Selection techniques - Channel Masking – Starbucks cup

Tutorial – Posting journal material to Blackboard

 Assessment item 1 (part 2) - Target prints and report
- Submission of hardcopy prints and report for assessment
8 Project work & class critique – Journal material - High Key feedback session

Review Digital Drafts – High Key

 
9 Tutorial - Digital processing – Masks and Selection techniques - The Pen tool – Masking w paths

Project work & class critique continue – Review Digital Drafts 1 – High Key feedback session

Assessment task 2 due – High Key Proof sheets
10 Project work & class critique – Review Digital Drafts – High Key feedback session

Tutorial - Digital processing –
- Grading & image enhancements

 
11 Review of Low Key assessment task

Tutorial - Digital processing
- Digital tools – sharpening techniques

Project work - Processing and test printing - High Key feedback session

 
12  Tutorial - Digital processing
- Digital tools–adjusting tones, grading & colour adjustments

Class critique – Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Low Key feedback session

Project work - Processing and test printing

 Assessment task 3 due – Low Key Proof sheets
13 Class critique – Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Low Key feedback session

Project work - Processing and printing

 
14 Inkjet Print Output
Project work - Processing and printing
 Assessment task 4 due - High and Low key Photoshop files
15 Inkjet Print Output
Project work - Processing and printing

Submission of folio work

 Assessment task 5 - High and Low Key Prints - Sem 1 Folio prints
16  Presentations 
   
   
  SEMESTER 2 
 1Semester 2 - Black and White Assessment task 4 briefing
Lecture – Portraiture Historical

Research exercise in class

 Assessment tasks briefing
 2Lecture – Portraiture Contemporary
Tutorial - Digital processing – B&W Conversion methods 1
Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Portraiture Feedback sessions
 
 3 Tutorial - Digital processing - B&W conversion methods 2
Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Portraiture Feedback sessions
Assessment task 1 due
- B&W raw conversion (x 3 treatments)
 
 4Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Portraiture Feedback sessions

Tutorial – Advanced processing & editing
- Luminosity masking – adjusting highlights

Assessment task 2 due –
Digital Portrait Proof sheets for Folio (B&W portrait 1)
 
 5Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Portraiture Feedback sessions

Tutorial – Advanced processing & editing
- Luminosity masking – adjusting shadows

Folio development - Digital Processing and file development

 
 6Photogravure workshop - Baldessin Press (off campus workshop)
Folio development - Digital Processing and file development
 Assessment task 3 due - Digital Portrait Proof sheets for Folio (B&W portrait 2)
 7Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Feedback sessions

Folio development - Digital Processing and test printing

 
 8

 

Folio development - Digital Print testing and output

 

 
 9Assessment task 5 briefing - Split tone

Tutorial – Digital processing - splitting tones

Folio development - Digital Print testing and output

 
 10Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Feedback sessions
Tutorial - Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements – digital to analogue - Applying textures and grain

Digital Processing and file development/test printing

Assessment task 4 due - Two Digital Photoshop folio files for the B&W portraits 1 & 2
 11

 Assessment task 6 briefing – Alternative Process

Tutorial - Digital Alternative process – image adjustments & enhancements

Cyanotypes, Van dykes etc
Digital Processing and file development/test printing

 
 12 Tutorial - Alternative process – image adjustments & enhancements digital version Polaroid transfers & borders

Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Feedback sessions

Digital Processing and file development/test printing

 Assessment task 5 due - Proof sheets for the Digital Split Tone Folio work
 13Review Digital Journals & Drafts – Feedback sessions

Digital Processing and file development/test printing

 
 14 Folio development - Digital Print testing and output Assessment task 6 due - Digital Photoshop folio files for the Split Tone
 15Folio development - Digital Print testing and output
Folio Submission
 Assessment task 7 due - Folio – 4 final prints
 16 Presentations 
NOTESchedule may change as required 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Galer M., Andrews P., 2013, Photoshop CC – Essential Skills, Focal Press: A Guide to Creative Image Editing

978-041571571


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information and to make use of RMIT’s library database facilities.


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online system.

RMIT has a range of equipment available for students to use to complete their assignments including access to RMIT labs with computers, server storage space and required software to complete exercises and assignments. Many students prefer to also have their own personal computer with current Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge and editing software as well as personal data storage devices (generally a minimum of two)


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include:

  • reviews and feedback sessions
  • demonstration and various applications of imaging processing techniques
  • produce proof sheets and work within a structured workflow process
  • output digital files to produce prints using a variety of output mediums chromogenic and inkjet.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Assessment tasks are either ungraded or graded. Results for graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and averaged to provide your final grade.


You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.


For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Semester 1 & 2 Assessment items include:

SEMESTER 1 UNGRADED ASSESSMENT TASKS

    Assessment task 2 – High Key Proof sheets
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 9, starting 13 April.

    Assessment task 3 – Low Key Proof sheets
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 12, starting 4 May.

    Assessment task 4 - High and Low key Photoshop files
    Psd digital files for folio submission
    Due – week 14, starting 18 May.

     

    SEMESTER 1 GRADED ASSESSMENT

    Assessment task 5 - High and Low Key Prints -
    Produce two folio prints - 1 high key and 1 low key image each. The folio must contain both digital files as well as final pigmented inkjet prints. The files and the prints must contain the full range of tones with no clipping to demonstrate appropriate application of processing, enhancement and output techniques
    Due – Week 15, starting 25 May. (pigmented inkjet prints)


    SEMESTER 2 - UNGRADED ASSESSMENT

    Assessment Item 1 - B&W raw conversion (x 3 treatments)
    Produce three B&W treatments of the one source file provided
    Due week 3, starting 20 July.

    Assessment Item 2 - Digital Portrait Proof sheets for Folio (B&W portrait 1)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 4, starting 27 july.

    Assessment Item 3 - Digital Portrait Proof sheets for Folio (B&W portrait 2)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 6, starting 10 August.

    Assessment Item 4 - Two Digital Photoshop folio files and test prints for the B&W portraits 1 & 2
    Provide digital layered psd files of both B&W portraits 1&2 along with test prints ready for final printing
    Due – week 10, starting 7 September.

    Assessment Item 5 - Proof sheets for the Digital Split Tone Folio work
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 12, starting 5 October.

    Assessment Item 6 - Digital Photoshop folio files for the Split Tone
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 14, starting 19 October.

    SEMESTER 2 GRADED ASSESSMENT

    Assessment Item 7 - Folio – 4 final prints
    Produce a Black & White folio of four prints from the images you have developed over the semester, comprising of 2 portraits, 1 toned landscape and 1 of personal choice (using an alternative process technique). The folio must contain both digital files as well as final pigmented inkjet prints. The files and the prints must be black and white contain the full range of tones with no clipping to demonstrate appropriate application of processing, enhancement and output techniques
    Due – Week 15, starting 26 October.

    Grades used in this unit are as follows:

    CHD Competent with High Distinction
    CDI Competent with Distinction
    CC Competent with Credit
    CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
    NYC Not Yet Competent
    DNS 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 administration.

    Other Information

    Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: www.rmit.edu.au/students

     Attendance
    The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

    Feedback:
    You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. Student feedback at RMIT

     
    Student Progress:
    Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
     

    Special consideration Policy (Late Submission):
    All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :

    Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
    RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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