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PHT1001 Foundations of Photography 2

Short Description: Foundations of Photography 2
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100700 - Communication & Media Studies
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students undertaking the Professional Photography major will require access to a 35mm *DSLR camera; two manually operated, interchangeable lenses (that retain a constant aperture); a colour checker passport; and personal storage space (e.g. portable external hard drive, cloud storage). These will be used throughout all courses in the photography major.

*Students who are taking this course as an elective may rely on other styles of camera, including smart phone cameras.

If you wish to check the suitability of your camera, please contact the course examiner.

All students will have free access the University’s Adobe Creative Suite software, so must ensure their computer has capacity to efficiently use the software. Students may incur extra resource costs for photographic printing.

All students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


Students in this course will examine the principles of lighting and apply techniques to an emerging expertise in photographic imaging. Through practice-based learning, peer review, and academic inquiry, they will explore natural and artificial light sources in outdoor and indoor contexts, and investigate the theoretical principles of light both as a carrier and form of communication. Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply skills and knowledge in manipulating light for various professional communication or creative contexts, and will examine its effect on colour, subject, form and message. They will also begin to define, interpret and apply elements of photographic composition including line, shape, form, space and movement. Students will continue using raster graphic editing software such as Photoshop to develop more advanced techniques in digital imaging and compositing.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021