Course Title: Capture photographic images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: VART6347C

Course Title: Capture photographic images

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School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

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Monty Coles

Nominal Hours: 50

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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 within a fashion styling context.

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


Course overview - introduction Discussion on assessments & course requirements (including assessments) INTRO THE Subject(S) Overview of what will be happening   The “Why of things”;-  ● Journey of photography  ● History ● Style evolved because of technology ● Analogue (now there’s a crossover)   OHS- How to be on set, what to wear etc etc -  Activity - As a photographer write down 5 things you’re responsible for when you’re on set! Creation of FS Instagram Account – Your Personal Style Platform - Create a Fashion Scrapbook of Ideas and Inspiration.    Introduction to Fashion Photography  ● Studio vs Location -  ● Discussion on how a professional fashion photoshoot works -  ● Discussion of the decisions we need to make for Fashion Shoot   Introduction to Photography  ● Cameras  ● what makes a good photo. ● aperture settings   In Class Location Photography excursion - Practical class walking you through a Location photoshoot.    


  Fashion photography Discussion of how a professional fashion photoshoot works; studio versus location planning troubleshooting Shooting campus life   Moodboard Activity


    Lighting; ● Different types (artificial versus natural, hard versus soft) ● What gear you need   Professional workflow;, ● image capture, uploading, image editing, exporting for media or print, producing quality images for magazines, blogs or exhibition.   Research Fashion Photographers    


  Street Photography - Discussion on Street photography styles • 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    


VAMFF - behind the scenes and preview shows


 WEEK 6-7

  Getting Technical ● Working with models ● Posing for a Creative shot  ○ Not real life  ○ What are Tear sheets?  ○ History of poses -  ■ Why are some things the way they  ■ Some that worked a long time ago ■ Creating a point of difference (including middle of the road poses)  ○ How to direct a model ● Some move/some need to be directed ● Walking the model through  Activity - students pair up. One is the photographer, one the model. Photographer directs the model to achieve set poses, then takes photo. Swap photographer and model.    


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




    What happens on the day of the shoot? ● From start to finish Activity - students to carry out mock photoshoot; each has a role in a creative teams; one is photographer, one is the stylist, someone does hair and makeup, one is the model Each team has a similar brief - maybe just a different brand    


  Introduction and discussion of Assessment Task 3 Networking     

WEEK 11 

  Behind the scenes shooting composition ● Capturing atmosphere ● Lighting  


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 a 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


WEEK 16  Feedback - review and discussion



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 with fitting 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)
•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 projects and assignments designed for students to demonstrate their ability to profile and tailor marketing to different segments. To successfully complete these course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed. 
This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. 

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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

Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if work is submitted on time and 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.

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Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Street Style Due Week 6
Explore locations, lighting, composition and your camera to express your aesthetic of Melbourne Style

Assessment Task 2 - Style for an Image Due Week 8
Explore your creativity using the controls of your camera to capture an promotional image for garments sourced from an RMIT Fashion design/design technology student.


Assessment Task 3 - Burning Man Due Week 15
You will create a promotional image for your Burning Man outfit. The image could be used for promotion of your skill set. 

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 - Street Style    

1.1, 1.2, 1.3

2.2, 2.3

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4


5.1, 5.2

Assessment Task 2 - Style for an Image

1.1, 1.2, 1.3

2.1, 2.2

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4


5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Assessment Task 3 - Festival Photography

  1.1, 1.3


3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

4.1, 4.3

5.1, 5.2



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