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PHT1000 Foundations of Photography 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 29 May 2022


Professional photographers must be literate in the technologies of industry, and must be proficient in producing a professional standard of photographic imaging. This foundation course in the Photography major provides students with the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills in digital imaging, which they will adapt throughout the rest of the program. It is also designed to provide students with a historical framework through which to practise photography.

Students in this course will be introduced to the fundamentals of digital photography and imaging software, so they begin the process of developing professional skills in photographic imaging. Through practice-based learning, they will begin to define and interpret elements of photographic composition including shutter speed, exposure, angles, composition, depth of field, and perspective. Students will also be introduced to professional software. Through examination of case studies and other forms of academic inquiry, they will also explore the development of photographic practice from the nineteenth century to contemporary digital photography, and will gain knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of photographic practice as a tool of communication. Through this, students will also begin to examine the philosophies and ethics through which they will practise.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 29 May 2022