Course Title: Capture photographic images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: VART6347C

Course Title: Capture photographic images

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Monty Coles

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


Course Description

In this course you will explore the foundation skills and knowledge needed to capture images for fashion styling. You will become familiar with the basic features of a digital stills camera and develop an awareness of lighting, colour, space, shape, line, pattern and texture when taking photographs. You will also learn to store photos for quick retrieval.     

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI302A Capture photographic images


1. Prepare to capture digital images

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Discuss photographic project with relevant people  and select appropriate camera and accessories
1.2. Assess digital camera features  to ensure that outcomes meet project requirements
1.3. Plan shots for the project taking into account digital camera features, lighting, photographic design elements and photographic techniques


2. Preview and experiment with image capture

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Operate digital camera according to manufacturer specifications
2.2. Set digital camera preferences and use photographic techniques to achieve desired results
2.3. Adjust planned shots as required and experiment with different ways of achieving desired results


3. Review images

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Download digital images or scan developed film images using appropriate digital imaging software  where appropriate
3.2. Rotate, cull, sort  and rename images to meet requirements
3.3. Apply metadata  and key words to images as required
3.4. Back up and archive as required
3.5. Seek feedback from others on quality of original captures and note areas for future improvement


4. Enhance images

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Enhance  images using digital imaging software
4.2. Evaluate outcome against project requirements and confirm with relevant people as required
4.3. Seek feedback from others on quality of enhanced images and note areas for future improvement


5. Finalise image capture process

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Catalogue as required, ensuring extraction and embedding of all necessary metadata as required
5.2. Complete workplace documentation  as required
5.3. Clean and store equipment and accessories according to workplace procedures

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include tutorials, practical workshops in both a photography & design studio as well as off campus activities. All Activities will encourage both individual and group based learning responsibilities and outcomes.

Teaching Schedule

WEEK 1- 2

Course overview - introduction
Discussion on assessments & course requirements

Introduction to Photography
 - history of photography
 - famous photographers
 - analogue to digital - impact of technology on the evolution of photography
WHS - how to be on set, what to wear, hazards


Fashion photography
Discussion of how a professional fashion photoshoot works;
 - studio versus location
 - planning
 - troubleshooting

Shooting campus life


Working with a model in the studio

 - poses
 - lighting
 - backdrops


 Discussion on Composition
 - capturing a great photography
Instagram - platform for ideas and professional promotion

Assessment 1


Assessment 1 due

VAMFF - behind the scenes and preview shows


Feedback on Assessment Task 1
Discussion on Street photography styles
Introduction of Assessment Task 2 

WEEK 8 - 9

 Street Photography
 - aperture
 - ISO
 - Lighting (front/back lit, open shade)
 - multiple shots
 - planning
      - fundamentals (choosing a subject)
      - people on the move
      - choosing a place to stand to maximise a good shot
      - choosing a background

 WEEK 10

Introduction and discussion of Assessment Task 3 
Networking (photography students)




Behind the scenes shooting - composition
 - capturing atmosphere
 - lighting
Assessment Task 2 due

WEEK 12 

 Compiling a body of work - critically selecting work to tell a story


 Discussion on concept/photography requirements for Apply Design Studio Process Assessment Task 3
technical requirements;
 - selecting location on campus
 - lighting
 - backdrop


 Shooting your Apply Design Studio Process Task 3 Outfit
 - styling your festival "look"
 - arrange model, hair and make up
 - accessories


 Presentation of Assessment Task 3


 Feedback Sessions




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


You will have access to a photography studio and equipment as well as a simulated styling design workroom equipped withfitting rooms and facilities such as computer laboratories as required. Plus an On-line learning HUB

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides including •Fashion magazines
•Fashion Books
•Database (e.g. WGSN, Stylesight)
•library guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including visual plans, practical demonstrations and a portfolio to demonstrate your ability to plan, set up and store photographs. To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed. 

Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period and 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 will not be eligible for grading. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a Competency Achieved (CAG)

Assessment will include:

Task 1 - Camera Skills
Task 2 - Photographic Composition
Task 3 - Exhibiting your work

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Camera Skills
Photography Skills
Explore your creativity using the controls of your camera to capture an image to represent a brand of your choice. 
Assessment Task 2 - Photographic Composition
Melbourne Style
Explore locations, lighting, composition and your camera to express your aesthetic of Melbourne Style                  
Assessment Task 3 - Exhibiting your work
Folio of behind the Scenes
Present a  final portfolio with best images from your behind the scenes work.

Assessment Matrix


Element 1. Prepare to capture digital images

Element 2. Preview and experiment with image capture

Element 3. Review images

Element 4. Enhance images

Element 5. Finalise image capture process

Assessment Task 1 - Camera Skills
(Photography skills)     






Assessment Task 2 - Photographic Composition (Melbourne Style)






Assessment Task 3 - Exhibiting your work (Folio of Behind the Scenes shots)








Other Information

 Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
 Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
 - Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
 - Maths and science developmental support and advice
 - English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
 Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

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 :

Special consideration:
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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
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