PH037 Studio Essentials

6 credit points

Course Code PH037

Subject Outline

PH037 Studio Essentials

Lecturer

Geoff McGeachin

Program Director

Sarah Abad

Duration

8 weeks

Co/Pre-requisites

PH036 Photography Essentials 2

Contact hours/week

7.5

Credit points

6

Self Study hours/week

7.5

 

Subject Description

Studio Essentials aims to consolidate and extend knowledge and skills in image capture using digital photographic cameras and equipment. The subject is designed to familiarise students with the photographic studio with particular concern for the operation of professional equipment in a manner that observes OH&S principles. The major aim is to thoroughly prepare students for the advanced subjects of Photographic Practice in later semesters.


In class, lecturer demonstrations and practical application on the part of the student in the form of class participation will enable each student to present evidence of their understanding and proficiency in the use of studio lighting equipment. They will make use of a Photographer’s Journal to document a personal record of all practical demonstrations shown in class. Students are encouraged to undertake visual research and develop a critical eye, essential to concept origination and development, which is also recorded in their Photographer’s journal.


At progressive stages, having developed the relevant knowledge and skills to use the equipment, students undertake assessments based on prescribed photographic briefs, which enables each to demonstrate their understanding of the essential studio practice and lighting techniques covered in this subject.

 

Learning outcomes or Competencies

  1. Plan and execute a safe photographic shoot in the studio

  2. Demonstrate technical proficiency and knowledge in handling studio equipment

  3. Produce correctly exposed photographic images using both continuous light and studio flash

  1. Produce thorough documentation of studio lighting set ups and experimentation

  2. Recognise and reproduce a variety of lighting styles with the emphasis on the quality of light

  3. Demonstrate the development of their own photographic lighting technique

 

Assessment Table

Name/No

Type

Weighting %

Week Due

Learning Outcome

PH037A1

Journal

40

On- going

1, 2, 4, 5

PH037A2

Project

20

5

1, 2, 3, 5, 6

PH037A3

Project

20

8

1, 2, 3, 5, 6

PH037A4

Test

20

9

2, 5

 

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