Course Title: Capture images in response to a brief

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5414 Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Capture images in response to a brief

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 150

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Course Contact: Joel Rainford

Course Contact Phone: +61399258193

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Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to plan and set up a camera shoot. Using professional equipment, and working to planned briefs, you will explore a range of image capture techniques while photographing studio and location subjects.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPHI411 Capture images in response to a brief


1. Plan for camera shoots

2. Prepare for camera shoots

3. Execute image capture process

4. Review images

5. Complete post-shoot activities

Learning Outcomes

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

  • interpret briefs for image capture work
  • set up, light and execute a variety of industry type studio and location photographic shoots.
  • demonstrate a well-developed command of image capture techniques
  • capture images according to the requirements of a brief.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.