PH039 Photographic Practice 1

6 credit points

Course Code PH039

Subject Outline

 

PH039 Photographic Practice 1

Lecturer

Geoff McGeachin

Program Director

Sarah Abad

Duration

8 weeks

Co/Pre-requisites

PH037 Studio Essentials

Contact HPW

7.5

Credit points

6

Self Study HPW

7.5

 

Subject Description

Photographic Practice consolidates and builds on the technical foundations laid in Studio Essentials, allowing students greater creative freedom in interpreting the exciting studio based briefs assigned. This subject also introduces students to the important practice of location photography and the skills involved in combining available light with electronic flash. On location students learn the critical importance of the viewfinder to frame and isolate, select, avoid and enhance elements to bring order and an aesthetic value to an image that exists in reality. In the studio, students will further refine their lighting technique, learning to light a variety of subjects, both moving and still.


Skills and understanding required to manage time and resources in both studio and on location will be enhanced with students learning to work in groups and with people, props, backgrounds and lighting to achieve their photographic goals. These activities also enable students to experience and understand the role and responsibilities of photographer and assistant and the professional relationship that is expected to develop.


To enhance the student’s appreciation and better understanding of the photographic process, its culture and craft, students are encouraged to undertake visual research and analysis of major contributors to the profession and investigate their methods and strategies. The subject continues to encourage the further development of photographic technique, and the professional presentation of work with a growing level of individuality, imagination and conceptual sophistication.

 

Learning outcomes or Competencies

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

  2. Demonstrate a technical proficiency and understanding of various lighting methods and sources

  3. Utilise technical and conceptual skills to achieve desired results

  4. Exhibit a creative approach to photographic image making

  5. Work both in groups and independently to find appropriate solutions to project briefs

  6. Produce thorough documentation of lighting and experimentation

  7. Undertake visual research and critically analyse findings

  8. Present work in a professional manner, in accord with the requirements of the photographic brief

 

Assessment Table

Name/No

Type

Weighting %

Week Due

Learning Outcome

PH039A1

Project

25

3, 5, 7, 9

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

PH039A2

Project

25

3, 5, 7, 9

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

PH039A3

Project

20

3, 5, 7, 9

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

PH039A4

Project

20

3, 5, 7, 9

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8

PH039A5

Presentation

10

9

1


NOTE: The order in which the assessments are completed is up to the student and will be signed off in the second session of Week 1.

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