Course Title: Capture photographic images

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

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

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Carmen Caruana

David Ewing

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







Overview of the course


Camera Techniques & Skills

Introduce Ass1

OHS - Good OHS practices

Getting to know your DSLR camera + accessories

  • Camera features (ie aperture, battery, colour, flash, ISO etc)
  • Accessories
  • Cleaning and maintaining your photographic equipment
  • Storing images
  • Exposure triangle

Photographic techniques

  • Introduction  (auto focus, depth of field etc)

Where to access technical help

  • Manuals
  • Online

Basic techniques for Flat lay photography

Photography history



Assessment Task 1 – in class observation

Assessment Task 1

  • Practical assessment to demonstrate your ability to work safely in a photography studio and use the features of a digital camera.

Refer to canvas for assessment information


VAMFF activities

Introduction to basic features of candid photography

  • What is candid photography?
    • Behind the scenes
    • Street style
    • Runway

Executing candid photography

  • Using your camera + accessories
  • Lighting – manipulating available lighting
  • OHS (clothing + weather + food/drink)


Candid Photography


Street style photography

  • Investigate current street style photographers
  • Photography design theory (composition)
  • Planning shots

Flat lay photography

  • Composition
  • Manipulating available lighting


Studio Photography introduction

  • Shoot hierarchy
  • Camera techniques
  • Lighting
  • Equipment
  • OHS
  • Responsibilities
  • Working with talent


Digital software

Formative feedback on Assessment 2

  • Software Applications
  • File management (setting standards, sorting etc)
  • Compressing images
  • Select 5-10 images to receive formative feedback from peers and teacher on– keeps notes on feedback (refer to assessment brief for details)


Studio Photography

  • Photography design theory (composition)


Assessment Task 2 - presentation. Peer learning

Each student to showcase your work to your teacher and peers in class in a 5-minute presentation. Refer to assessment brief for presentation topics


Working with in a creative team

  • Who is on the team?
  • How to work with photographers to get the outcome you want
  • Role play activity– negotiating with your creative team


Shooting on location

Planning your location shoot

  • Lighting
  • Reflectors
  • Syces

Concept shoot proposal

Special Lighting – coloured gels


Assessment Task 3 – Concept presentation.

Each student to showcase your work to your teacher and peers in class in a 5-minute presentation. Refer to assessment brief for presentation topics



Assessment Task 3 - shoot

In class shoot of Burning Man look


Assessment Task 3 – seek feedback


Enhancing images

Enhance your Burning man image and seek feedback from your teacher.

Enhancing images

  • Software
  • Adjusting features of image (horizon, perspective)
  • Adjusting qualities of image (specifying tonal range, contrast, colour cast, vibrance etc)


Assessment 3 due


  • Presentation to teacher and peers



Feedback Week



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. 

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with Graded competency-based assessment are:
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.

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Camera Skills Due Week 3 

This practical assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to work safely in a photography studio and use the features of a digital camera.

Assessment Task 2 - Street Style Due Weeks 7 & 9

Completing this assessment allows you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in fashion street style photography. Street style fashion photography allows you to express your unique personality as you define the parameters of who, where and how you photograph. Street photography is instantaneous and dynamic, requiring you to think quickly, hone your skills and build a rapport with people.


Assessment Task 3 - Festival Photography Due Weeks 12-15

In this assessment you will explore building your fashion photography skills. You will create a promotional image for your Burning Man outfit created in your sewing course to showcase your skill set.  You will present your work to your peers for feedback and potential improvement. Only your photography skills will be assessed in this course.

Assessment Matrix



Name of Assessment Task

Method of Assessment


Performance Criteria


Camera Skills

Observation and

Q & A


E1 PC 1.2

E2 PC 2.1

E5 PC 5.3



Street style



E1 PC 1.1,1.2,1.3

E2 PC 2.2, 2.3

E3 P 3.1, 3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5

PC 5.1,5.2


Festival Photography



E1 PC 1.2,1.3,

E2 PC 2.2,2.3

E3 PC 3.1, 3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5

E4 PC 4.1,4.2,4.3

E5 PC 5.1,5.2

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