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PHT1001 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 : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 29 May 2022


Pre-requisite: PHT1000


Light is the basic language of photography. In order for students to progress their knowledge and skills in photographic imaging, they must understand the impact of light on a subject, and how it affects what is being communicated. This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical background and technical skills required to recognise, interpret and work with various forms of light, in order to enhance their professional or creative practice.

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, 2022 Online
Date printed 29 May 2022