Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2018
Course Code: VART6389C
Course Title: Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
School: 340T Art
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4373 - Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging
Course Contact: Program Administration
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472
Course Contact Email: email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 100
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUAPHI402 Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
1. Set up lighting for photo shoot
1.1 Confirm lighting characteristics required for subjects in consultation with relevant personnel
1.2 Select lighting equipment and accessories appropriate to purpose of required images
1.3 Determine work environment needs
1.4 Select appropriate camera system and accessories
1.5 Assemble camera and lighting systems according to production requirements
1.6 Use equipment and materials safely and to minimise waste
2. Light subjects
2.1 Position models and props as required
2.2 Test and modify lighting techniques to create the required effects
2.3 Adjust and calibrate camera settings to meet lighting arrangements
2.4 Collaborate with others to meet photo shoot timelines
3. Capture images
3.1 Use appropriate camera features and lighting techniques to shoot photos
3.2 Review images against work requirements
3.3 Adjust lighting and camera as required and complete shoot
3.4 Complete work documentation as required
4. Complete post-shoot activities
4.1 Dismantle work area after use and return to original condition
4.2 Clean and care for equipment according to manufacturer instructions
4.3 Report damage to equipment to relevant personnel according to enterprise procedures
4.4 Transport and store equipment according to workplace procedures
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to select and apply lighting to a range of subjects in different work spaces.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will consist of:
In class activities include, but are not limited to:
student practice using a range of equipment
teacher directed group activities
work shopping of students’ own projects
Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
sourcing subject matter, props & models
|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|
This course is co-delivered and assess with BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes.
|1||Course outline, assessment & introduction, lighting stands, clamps & supports||OHS assessment 1 due|
|2||Correct use, safe handling and transportation of lighting stands & supports||OHS assessment 1 due|
|3||Correct use, safe handling and transportation of tripods booms release plates||OHS assessment 2 due|
|4||Correct use, safe handling and transportation of monoblocs softboxes||OHS assessment 3 due|
|5||Correct use, safe handling and transportation of monoblocs softboxes||OHS assessment 3 due|
|6||Correct use, safe handling and transportation of Cambo 5x4 camera & light meter||OHS assessment 4 & 6 due|
|7||Correct use, safe handling and transportation of Cambo 5x4 camera & light meter||OHS assessment 4 & 6 due|
|8||Shooting of Food & Rembrandt assignments and practical use of Cambo 5x4, lighitng & light meter||OHS assessment 4 & 6 due|
|9||Shooting of Food & Rembrandt assignments and practical use of Cambo 5x4, lighitng & light meter||OHS assessment 4 & 6 due|
|10||Shooting of Food & Rembrandt assignments and practical use of Cambo 5x4, lighitng & light meter||
OHS assessment 4 & 6 due
|11||Review of Food and Rembrandt assignments and shooting practical of assignments & lighting ratios||
OHS assessment 5 due
|12||Review of Food and Rembrandt assignments and shooting practical of assignments & lighting ratios||Food & Rembrandt non graded Assessment Task 1 & 2 Due & OHS assessment 5 due
|13||Shooting of Portrait assignments and practical use of camera & lighting equipment||OHS assessment 5 due|
|14||Shooting of Portrait assignments and practical use of camera & lighting equipment||OHS assessment 5 due|
|15||Shooting of Portrait assignments and practical use of camera & lighting equipment||
Portrait Graded Assessment Due & OHS assessment 5 due
|16||Class critique on semesters shooting assignments. Bring all three assignments & lighting ratios & flash, and opportunity to reshoot.||
OHS assessment 5 due
Please refer to the reading list on Canvas
You are advised to look at the course Canvas site for ongoing updated information and to make use of RMIT's library database facilities.
Personal data storage device, personal computer with current versions of In Design, Acrobat, Bridge and Photoshop and current web browsers as required, as available in RMIT labs.
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.
This course is co-delivered with BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes.
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 and grading criteria, please refer to the course Canvas site.
Assessment tasks in this course include:
Non Graded Assessment
You will complete two non graded assessments,
- Lighting Assessment Task 1 (Food) due Week 12.
- Lighting Assessment Task 2 (Rembrandt): due Week 12.
For each shoot you will follow the same process:
Before you shoot :
Sketch or mock up of your idea signed off by teacher.
Discussion with the teacher on your idea.
The teacher will allocate you an assistant who you will assess as they follow your direction.
After the shoot you will submit the following:
Assessment of your assistant on the day of the shoot (checklist)
Hi res of your final image
Low res of your final image
- Lighting Graded Assignment (Portrait) Due Week 15
You will complete a portrait shoot following the same process as you followed in the two formative assessments, due week 15.
Grades used for this assessment are as follows:
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
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 for 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
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.
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT
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Student progress policy (unresolved)
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:
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. (unresolved)
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