Course Title: Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6257C

Course Title: Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5309 - Diploma of Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Eddie Javier & Andrew Gash
Phone: 0399254774
Email: eddie.javier@rmit.edu.au, andrew.gash@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 45

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

None

Course Description

In this course you will be required to produce creative and innovative photo images using photo lighting principles.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI518A Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting

Element:

Element 1. Research light and its relationship to
photoimaging.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and review historical and contemporary lighting techniques and technology for descriptive and emotive lighting.
1.2 Identify and review contemporary theories on the nature of light for descriptive and emotive lighting.
1.3 Identify and review photoimaging lighting technologies and their response to light.
1.4 Evaluate currency/credibility of information gathered and ensure research scope is sufficiently broad.
1.5 Prepare a shoot list for a range of lighting experiments and confirm lighting techniques and schema with appropriate person/s.
 

Element:

Element 2. Experiment with light and resolve lighting problems for complex subjects.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Source and apply shoot requirements to identified range of lighting experiments.
2.2 Explore interior and exterior subjects in a range of locations in the experimental process.
2.3 Apply OHS processes and standards in the experimental process.
2.4 Apply lighting techniques and technology in the experimental process.
2.5 Review performance and adapt lighting techniques and technology in the experimental process.
 

Element:

Element 3. Apply descriptive and emotive lighting in a photoimaging context.
 

Performance Criteria:

 3.1 Produce a series of photoimages using appropriate lighting techniques and technology.
3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of lighting techniques and technology in the production of photoimages.
3.3 Wrap up process and reinstate equipment.
3.4 Catalogue, store and maintain research reference material and work samples.
3.5 Identify future opportunities, work directions, equipment needs and workflow changes resulting from application of photo lighting principles.
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Research light and its relationship to photoimaging.
Experiment with light and resolve lighting problems for complex subjects.
Apply descriptive and emotive lighting in a photoimaging context.


Details of Learning Activities

Every aspect of photoimaging practice is based on images created with and by light.
Photoimaging practitioners are required to interpret lighting requirements for briefs as well as determine appropriate lighting requirements for a range of subjects (both in the studio and on location).


The photoimaging practitioner is required to apply the special attributes of lighting to accurately describe or enhance a subject’s appearance. In advanced areas of photoimaging practice, the emotive power of the image is created by lighting, light quality, selection and control.

This work is usually undertaken independently (with guidance where required).


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. 
WeekClass contentAssessment sdue
1Intro to Course
Course guide discussion
Assignment discussion
OHS
Flash
Studio equipment
Assistants kit
Visual diary
Lighting setups

 

 
2*Brief Assessment task 1
Self portrait OR Portrait of an Artist.
Example images, discussion in class

Lighting workshop demonstration
Studio Practice - Portraiture
[Lighting appropriate to topic/subject
Specialised metering
Illumination ratios]

 

 
3Studio Practice
Week 3, 4 you will be tasked to book studio space, equipment etc and shoot your Assessment 1 – Self portraiture OR Portrait of an Artist.
Your teacher will be in the studio supervising for the class.

 

 
4Studio Practice
Week 3, 4 you will be tasked to book studio space, equipment etc and shoot your Assessment 1 – Self portraiture OR Portrait of an Artist.
Your teacher will be in the studio supervising for the class.

 

 
5*Assessment – Self portrait OR Portrait of an Artist.
*Group critique in class.
Upload images to server, bring jpg into class for critique and feedback.
 
*Assessment 1, ungraded.
Self portrait OR Portrait of an Artist DUE
 
6 *Brief Assessment task 2
Still-life.
Example images, discussion in class

Lighting workshop demonstration
Studio Practice – Still-life
[Lighting appropriate to topic/subject
Specialised metering
Illumination ratios]

 
 7

 Studio Practice
Week 7, 8 you will be tasked to book studio space, equipment etc and shoot your Assessment 2 – Still-life.
Your teacher will be in the studio supervising for the class.

 
 8Studio Practice
Week 7, 8 you will be tasked to book studio space, equipment etc and shoot your Assessment 2 – Still-life.
Your teacher will be in the studio supervising for the class.
 
 9 *Assessment – Still-life.
*Group critique in class.
Upload images to server, bring jpg into class for critique and feedback.
*Assessment 2, ungraded. Still-life DUE 
10 *Brief Assessment task 3
Food.
Example images, discussion in class

Lighting workshop demonstration
Studio Practice - Food
[Lighting appropriate to topic/subject
Specialised metering
Illumination ratios]

 
 11 Studio Practice
Week 11, 12 you will be tasked to book studio space, equipment etc and shoot your Assessment 2 – Food.
Your teacher will be in the studio supervising for the class.
 
 12 Studio Practice
Week 11, 12 you will be tasked to book studio space, equipment etc and shoot your Assessment 2 – Food.
Your teacher will be in the studio supervising for the class.
 
 13 *Assessment – Food.
*Group critique in class.
Upload images to server, bring jpg into class for critique and feedback.
*Assessment 3ungraded. Food DUE 
 14 Re-shoots
Studio Practice
You will have the opportunity to book studio space, equipment etc and re-shoot any of these above assessment tasks
Your teacher will be in the studio supervising for the class.

Resubmission/s

 
 15 *Graded Assessment Submission
You are to supply a folio of 3 images produced throughout the class. This body of work will be used to deliver your final grade.


*Group critique

 Assessment 4 Graded. In class critique and feedback.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

http://acmp.com.au/
http://www.aipp.com.au/
http://www.pdnonline.com/index.shtml
http://www.bjp-online.com/  


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Studio facilities will be provided.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include: written assessments and practical tasks.


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.

For further information on the assessment including detailed briefs for each task and grading criteria, please refer to the course myRMIT site.

Each shoot will be ungraded.

Your final grade will be determined by the folio of 3 images that you will submit on the due date week 15, commencing  25 May.


Assessment task 1 Self-portrait or Portrait of an Artist, ungraded. Due Week 5 commencing 9 March.
You are tasked to produce a conceptual studio portrait. The shot has to evoke nostalgia, warmth, security, tenderness etc or the complete opposite, depending on the photographer’s reading of the brief. You may use yourself, i.e self portrait or chose another subject. Regardless of the interpretation, the result depends greatly on the emotive use of light to fulfil the brief.

Assessment task 2 Still-life, ungraded. Due Week 9 commencing 13 April.
You are required to produce a high quality still-life image for exhibition. The client has requested a “fine art - abstract approach” which may include flower, plant, found object etc. This image must be shoot in studio and can be vertical or horizontal. However, emphasis should be place on the subject and/or ancillary uses thereof.


Assessment task 3 Food, ungraded. Due Week 13 commencing 11 May
.
You are required to produce a photograph for an editorial article on new food trends. The concept can be abstract or reflect current editorial styles. The photographic approach should have strong appetite appeal and thorough use of light and props.

Assessment task 4 graded. Folio of 3 images selected by you from  Assessment tasks 1 - 3, Due Week 15 commencing 25 May.


Grades used in this course are as follows:
 

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CP Competent with Pass
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 xxx. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

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

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers 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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. 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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