Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4373 Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging

Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 100

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021


City Campus


515T Creative Industries

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022

Course Contact: Nat Morawski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5583

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.

This course covers the planning, organization, set up, lighting and shooting of studio photography. You will gain the technical skills for operating the 5x4 camera & E6 film, medium format 6x7 camera & E6 film and DSLR. You will gain skills and techniques required for being a professional assistant.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques


1. Set up lighting for photo shoot

2. Light subjects

3. Capture images

4. Complete post-shoot activities

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include:
Shooting assignments to a brief in the studio with time for re shoots. Planning mock ups and dialogue with the teacher are part of the process. Students will also be required to assess their assistants.