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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5772C

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

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Mark Boyle

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9173

Course Contact Email:mark.boyle@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Boyle             mark.boyle@rmit.edu.au 

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

Nil Pre-requisites

Course Description

This course is designed to equip students with the skills to use photographic equipment and materials specifically in the context of textile design and production.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI05A Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

Element:

1 Operate the camera
1.1 Identify and select appropriate camera for specific purposes
1.2 Safely operate the camera
2 Experiment with techniques to capture photographic images
2.1 Identify and select appropriate techniques for the photographic subject matter
2.2 Identify and select correct lenses and accessories for the photographic subject
2.3 Select and use appropriate controls to effect image capture and to ensure correct exposure
2.4 Test techniques to achieve changes to subject appearance as required
3 Review images
3.1 Use equipment correctly to process and output the image
3.2 Evaluate results to ensure correct exposure and the desired outcome for the subject matter
3.3 Accurately document the processes and outcomes in accordance with workplace procedures
4 Restore equipment
4.1 Clean and prepare equipment for storage, using cleaning materials safely
4.2 Store equipment in accordance with workplace procedures

Performance Criteria:

1 Operate the camera
1.1 Identify and select appropriate camera for specific purposes
1.2 Safely operate the camera
2 Experiment with techniques to capture photographic images
2.1 Identify and select appropriate techniques for the photographic subject matter
2.2 Identify and select correct lenses and accessories for the photographic subject
2.3 Select and use appropriate controls to effect image capture and to ensure correct exposure
2.4 Test techniques to achieve changes to subject appearance as required
3 Review images
3.1 Use equipment correctly to process and output the image
3.2 Evaluate results to ensure correct exposure and the desired outcome for the subject matter
3.3 Accurately document the processes and outcomes in accordance with workplace procedures
4 Restore equipment
4.1 Clean and prepare equipment for storage, using cleaning materials safely
4.2 Store equipment in accordance with workplace procedures


Learning Outcomes


At the completion of this unit students should be able to understand and use manual controls on a digital camera, and upload images to a computer for basic processing.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will undertake a number of practical exercises designed to equip them with the skills and knowledge to operate a digital SLR or manual control digital compact camera. Exercises include a static "Product Shoot" and a "Model Shoot" targeted at promoting textile and clothing industry products, and a "Resource Folio" for using photography as a resource for textile design. There are also a number of practical exercises designed to explore camera functions and techniques.


Teaching Schedule

WeekActivity/ Topic [homework]
1An Introduction to photography. Task: Your first Portrait Shoot. Transfer images to computer. Introduction to Photoshop. Intro to Photography Lecture. [read camera manual]
 2Shooting Exposure Exercise. Copyright and Etiquette. [research product photography]
Assessment Task 1 due: “Can You Handle Our Cameras?”
 3Discuss Product Photography. Product Shoot lighting demonstration. Students to bring along a Textile product, or flowers.
 4Technical Aspects lecture: depth of field, exposure, shutter speed. Product Shoot.
Assessment Task 2 due: “Copyright and Legal”
 5Product Shoot: Flexible Delivery
 6Photoshop masking layers, levels, curves. Printing Product Shoot. Uploading to Gallery. [research model photography]
 7Portrait and model lighting demonstration.
Assessment Task 3 due: ”Product Shoot”
 8Focus and Depth of Field Exercise. Research Fashion/Model Photography
 9Model Shoot: flexible delivery
 10Model Shoot: flexible delivery
 11Photoshop Facelift. Printing Model Shoot. Uploading to Gallery.
 12Discuss art of photography. Discuss uses of photography for textiles and screen print design. Assessment Task 4 due: ”Model Shoot”
 13Focal Length Exercise
 14Excursion: TBA. Resource Folio
 15Resource Folio: Flexible delivery
 16Resource Folio: Flexible delivery
 17Making patterns using Photoshop
 18Printing resource folio. Uploading to Gallery.  Assessment Task 5 due: “Resource Folio”


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students to collect examples of commercial photography in brochures, magazines, newspapers, online.

Computers, pencils, pens, digital camera with manual control and tripod


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

1. Can You Handle Our Cameras?    
2. Copyright and Legal
3. Product Shoot
3. Model Shoot
5. Resource Folio (Undertaken in student’s own time) 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Unit delivery and assessment is subject to change. This is an intensive practical subject. It is very important to attend classes regularly to keep up to date.
Check for announcements on the Learning Hub Blackboard weekly.
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken. If you miss a class you will need to make suitable arrangement for re-assessment (rescheduling of assessment is not always possible due to time constraints and examination rules). Some classes are designated "Flexible Delivery". Flexible Delivery means that students will be working on their assessment tasks in a self-directed manner. This may mean that you are shooting on location. You need to let your teacher know what you intend to do if you will out of the classroom. If you are shooting on location, you are required to email your teacher, otherwise you will be marked as absent on the attendance roll.

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