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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

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

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Identify and select appropriate camera for specific purposes
1.2.Safely operate the camera

Element:

2. Experiment with techniques
to capture photographic
images

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3. Review images

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

4. Restore equipment

Performance Criteria:

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

Presentations and class discussions are interspersed with self directed and group reading activities, reading and writing to the class wiki. There is a strong emphasis on practical workshops and self directed practical photographic activities.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1: An Introduction to photography. Your first Portrait Shoot. Transfer images to computer. Introduction to Photoshop. Intro to Photography presentation. Camera requirements and sourcing equipment. [read camera manual]

Week 2: Discussion: Handling a camera. Shooting Exposure Exercise. Copyright and Etiquette. Assessment Task 1 due: “Can You Handle Our Cameras?”

Week 3: Discuss how photography can be used for Product. Technical Aspects presentation: depth of field, exposure, white balance. Product shoot at Brunswick campus. Research Product photography.

Week 4: Product Shoot

Week 5: Product Shoot. Technical Aspects discussion: Photoshop for photographers- cleaning up the product shoot.

Week 6: Loading images to gallery. EXIF data. Resizing for web. Printing.

Week 7: Discussion of Fashion Shoot how and why, model releases, sourcing a model. Research Fashion Shoot. Technical aspects presentation- shutter speed and ISO.
Assessment task 2 due: “Copyright and Legal”

Week 8: Fashion Shoot lighting demo and initial shoot. Students to bring along an item.
Assessment Task 3 due: “Product Shoot”

Week 9: Fashion Shoot in studio.

Week 10: Fashion Shoot in studio.

Week 11: Photoshop for photographers- cleaning up the Fashion Shoot. Loading to gallery, printing.

Week 12: Technical aspects discussion- focal length. Discussion of resource folio: colour of place, textures, toile.
Assessment Task 4 due: “Fashion Shoot”

Week 13: Resource folio excursion TBA

Week 14: Resource folio: flexible delivery

Week 15: Review technical aspects, aperture (DOF), shutter speed, ISO, focal length, white balance.
Assessment Task 5 due: “Resource Folio”
Assessment Task 6 due: “Technical Quiz”


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Bibliography and reading materials are provided on Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including a folio of photographs, recording of relevant information (diary), research and online quizzes.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.

All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Electronic submission is the preferred mode. All work must be submitted to the online Gallery, and the class Wiki. There are three assessment quizzes on Blackboard.


Assessment Tasks

Details of assessment tasks and grading will be provided in the first week of class. Further details on individual briefs and tasks are available on Blackboard and will be discussed in class.

1. Can You Handle Our Cameras? Quiz Required for Competency
2. Copyright and Legal Quiz                       Required for Competency
3. Product Shoot                                           30%
4. Fashion Shoot                                          40%
5. Resource Folio Shoot                             30%
6. Technical Quiz                                          Required for Competency


Assessment Matrix

CUVPHI05A
Elements of Competency
CUVPHI05A
Performance Criteria
Assess Task 1
Can You Handle Our Cameras?
Assess Task 2
Copyright and Legal
Assess Task 3
Toile Shoot
Assess Task 4
Table top Shoot
Assess Task 5
Fashion Shoot
Assess Task 6
Technical Quiz
1 Operate the camera 1.1 Identify and select appropriate camera for specific purposes    Use camera functions Use camera functions Use camera functions Identify camera functions
  1.2 Safely operate the camera  Demonstrate understanding of safe handling procedure Demonstrate understanding of regulatory environment    
 2 Experiment with techniques to capture photographic images 2.1 Identify and select appropriate techniques for the photographic subject matter    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio Identify photographic techniques
  2.2 Identify and select correct lenses and accessories for the photographic subject    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio Identify the effect of different lenses
  2.3 Select and use appropriate controls to effect image capture and to ensure correct exposure    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio 
  2.4 Test techniques to achieve changes to subject appearance as required    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio 
 3 Review images 3.1 Use equipment correctly to process and output the image    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio 
  3.2 Evaluate results to ensure correct exposure and the desired outcome for the subject matter    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio 
  3.3 Accurately document the processes and outcomes in accordance with workplace procedures    Visual diary Visual diary Visual diary 
 4 Restore equipment 4.1 Clean and prepare equipment for storage, using cleaning materials safely  Demonstrate understanding      
  4.2 Store equipment in accordance with workplace procedures  Demonstrate understanding      
 Critical Aspects of Evidence use of correct processes and techniques to produce images for specific purposes    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio Demonstrate understanding of photographic techniques
 CUVPHI05A
Key Competencies
 CUVPHI05A
Dimensions
      
 Collecting, organising and analysing information  Perform (level 1) Need to read manuals and care instructions Need to read relevant regulations evidence from folio
Visual diary
 evidence from folio
Visual diary
 evidence from folio
Visual diary
 Analysing visual images
 Communicating ideas and information  Administer and Manage (level 2)   produce images for specific purposes / diary produce images for specific purposes / diary produce images for specific purposes / diary 
 Planning and organising
activities
 Perform (level 1)   meet assessment deadline/ manage task meet assessment deadline/ manage task meet assessment deadline/ manage task 
Using mathematical ideas and
techniques
Perform (level 1)Identify camera functions Use camera functions
evidence from folio
Use camera functions
evidence from folio
Use camera functions
evidence from folio
 
 Solving problems Perform (level 1)   Adjust techniques to suit image: evidence from folio Adjust techniques to suit image: evidence from folio Adjust techniques to suit image: evidence from folio Analysing visual images
 Using technology Perform (level 1) Identify camera parts
Use camera, computer
 Use camera, computer
 Use camera, computer
evidence from folio
 Use camera, computer
evidence from folio
 Use camera, computer
evidence from folio
 Understanding results of camera adjustments
 OH&S   Awareness of regulations,    
 Task Skills    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio 
 Task Management Skills    evidence from folio evidence from folio evidence from folio 
 Contingency Management Skills    Visual diary Visual diary Visual diary 
Job role environment skills  Demonstrate understanding of regulatory environmentevidence from folioevidence from folioevidence from folio 

Other Information

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.

Attendance and participation
Competency based training requires that your assessor be able to verify that the work submitted is your own. Students will need to attend class and communicate with their teacher sufficiently to validate authenticity. If you miss a class you will need to make suitable arrangements for re-assessment (rescheduling of assessment is not always possible due to time constraints and examination rules).

Flexible Delivery means that students will be working on their assessment tasks in a self-directed manner. This may mean that you are photographing on location. You need to let your teacher know what you intend to do if you will be out of the classroom. You are required to email your teacher, otherwise you will be marked as absent on the attendance roll.

Individual brief requirements will be available from the Learning Hub Blackboard.

Can I use my own Camera?
Students studying this course are encouraged to use their own camera for this course where possible. This provides you with the opportunity to become familiar with the settings on your own machine. However, to be assessed as competent in this unit you must provide evidence that you can
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
3.1 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
(from the Unit of Competency CUVPHI05A: Use a 35mm SLR Camera or Digital Equivalent, see above)

In plain language this means that you must be able to adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO correctly to create a good exposure.
Your camera must have manual control that allows you to change the aperture (f-number), shutter speed and ISO.
If you don’t have those controls on your camera, you can’t provide the evidence that you need to be assessed as competent. Also you need to make sure that the EXIF data provided by the camera remains intact. You will be shown how to do this in class. This will provide the evidence needed if there is any doubt.

My Camera only has automatic shooting modes, what can I do?
You will have to use one of ours during class time, borrow a camera that has manual controls, or buy another camera. We do have a limited number of cameras for use during class, and there is time allocated to shoot during the course.

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