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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Teacher: Michelle Jarni
Phone: 9925 4815
Email: michelle.jarni@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:

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


Teaching Schedule

 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 
Week
Class contentAssessments Due
 SEMESTER 1 
1

Lecture - Intro to Colour Management part 1 / Monitor, Print and Paper Profiles

Tutorial - WORKSPACE
Overview RMIT online environment/s Servers, logins, NDS access, basic Blackboard intro & Workflow

Course Overview, Assignment Briefing

 
2

Lecture - Colour Management part 2 - Colour spaces, Evaluating the test target print, Remapping tones in the prints

Tutorial - Setting up your target file
- Objectives and print outcomes of High and Low key folio works

 

3Lecture - Colour Management part 3 – Print Workflow
Resolution, Colour spaces, histogram - Overview of Digital tools,
Ungraded Test target file.
4

Lecture - The Print Workshop
Review of Papers and prints Printer workflow & Printer profiles

Tutorial - Test print Demonstration

 
5

Tutorial - Digital processing – Image adjustments basics tutorial 1
Curves, Levels & adjustments.

Tutorial - Digital tools – Lightroom for review, output & proof sheets

Review target drafts

Ungraded Test target prints & report.
6

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

 
7

Review target submissions

 Ungraded Digital Proof sheets folio (part 1).
8

Tutorial - Digital processing - tutorial 3
– Masks and Selection techniques  - Channel Masking – starbucks cup

Review target submissions

 
9

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 4
– Masks and Selection techniques  - The Pen tool – Masking w paths

Project work & class critique – Review Digital Drafts – High Key

 
10

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 5
- Grading & image enhancements

Project work & class critique – Review Digital Drafts – High Key

 Ungraded Digital Proof sheets folio (part 2).
11

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 6
- Digital tools – sharpening techniques

Project work - Processing and test printing

 
12

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 6
- Digital tools–adjusting tones, grading & colour adjustm’ts

class critique – Review Digital Drafts – High Key

Project work - Processing and test printing

 
13Project work - Processing and  printing 
14Inkjet Print Output
Project work - Processing and  printing
Graded Folio – 2 images.
15

Inkjet Print Output
Project work - Processing and printing

Submission of folio work

Graded Folio – 2 prints.
16Presentations 
 SEMESTER 2 
1

Semester 2 assignments briefing
Lecture – Portraiture Historical
Digital processing – B&W Conversion methods 1

Assignment Briefing

 
2Lecture – Portraiture Contemporary
Digital processing – B&W Conversion methods 2
 
3Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 1
B&W conversion methods 1
 
 
4

Tutorial - Digital processing – tutorial 2
B&W conversion methods 1

 

Image Review sessions

Ungraded B&W raw conversion (x 3 treatments).
5

Image Review - Feedback sessions

Digital Processing and file development

 
6

 

Image Review - Feedback sessions

 

Digital Processing and file development

Ungraded Digital Portraits Proof sheets folio.
7Image Review - Feedback sessions

Digital Processing and file development

 
8 File development - Feedback sessions

Digital Print testing and output

 
9

Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements
splitting tones

Digital Print testing and output

Ungraded B&W Split Toning treatment.
10File development - Feedback sessions

Digital Print output

GRADED 2 Black and White portraits - digital folio.
11 Digital Print outputGRADED 2 Black and White portraits - prints folio.
12

 Digital processing – image adjustments & enhancements – digital to analogue - Applying textures and grain

PART B - Image Review - Feedback sessions

Digital Print testing and output

Ungraded Digital Split Tone Proof sheets folio.
13

PART B - File development - Feedback sessions

Digital Print testing and output

 
14PART B - File development - Feedback sessions

Digital Print output

Graded Split toned landscape and alternative process digital folio.
15 PART B - Digital Print output & Submission

 

Graded Split toned landscape and alternative process print folio.
16 Presentations 


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 will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.
 

SEMESTER 1 UNGRADED ASSESSMENT

  1. Test target file, prints and report
    Produce a test target digital file and print using a range of output mediums. Write a report with findings.
    Due – file, week 3; prints & report week 5.
     
  2. Digital Proof sheets Folio (part 1)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 7.
     
  3. Digital Proof sheets Folio (part 2)
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 10.

SEMESTER 1 GRADED ASSESSMENT

Folio – 2 images
Produce a folio of two images comprising of 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 SEMESTER 1 GRADED ASSESSMENT
Due - Week 14 - Digital folio (2 psd files)
Due - Week 15 - Print Folio (2 pigmented inkjet prints)

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SEMESTER 2 UNGRADED ASSESSMENT

  1. B&W raw conversion (x 3 treatments)
    Produce three B&W treatments of the one source file provided
    Due week 4
     
  2. Digital Portraits Proof sheets Folio
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 6
     
  3. B&W Split Toning treatment
    Produce 2 split toned treatments of the one source file provided as psd files
    Due - week 9
     
  4. Digital Split Tone Proof sheets Folio
    Produce a digital work in progress file of shortlisted images for feedback and evaluation
    Due - week 12

SEMESTER 2 GRADED ASSESSMENT

Folio – 4 final prints
Produce a folio of four printed images comprising of:

PART A
-  2 Black and White portraits
Due - Week 10 - Digital folio (2 psd files)
Due - Week 11 - Print Folio (2 pigmented inkjet prints)

PART B
-  Split toned landscape
-  Alternative Process (digital version) personal choice (using an alternative process technique).
Due - Week 14 - Digital folio (2 psd files)
Due - Week 15 - Print Folio (2 pigmented inkjet prints)

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

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

GRADED Assessments
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

UNGRADED Assessments
CA - Competency Achieved
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

Cover Sheet submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

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 appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student progress policy: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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 : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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 go to Academic Integrity : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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