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PH040 Retouching & Print Media

6 credit points

Course Code PH040

Subject Outline

PH040 Retouching & Print Media


Chloe Little / Tim Wheeler

Program Director

Sarah Abad


8 weeks


PH036 Photography Essentials 2

Contact hours/week


Credit points


Self Study hours/week



Subject Description

Retouching & Print Media provides a strong foundation for the processing, production and management of files to produce quality photographic images as required for the final presentation of briefs initiated in other photography subjects.

At this stage the focus is on the eventual presentation of high quality digital images suitable for exhibition, professional portfolios and for reproduction in various print media. Students are introduced to commercial retouching techniques. In addition, students learn how to create digital portfolios and professional printed portfolios.

The subject allows students to explore and develop individual processing styles, while continuing to develop their photographic technique. Students are encouraged to find innovative and imaginative solutions for showcasing their photographic work in both a professional and engaging manner.

To enhance the student’s appreciation and better their understanding of industry requirements and expectations in regards to file management, prepress for various print media, photographic printing processes and various presentation methods, students are required to undertake research of current photographic industry trends and an analysis of major contributors to the profession and investigate their methods and strategies.


Learning outcomes or Competencies

  1. Process and produce high quality digital files for screen and print media

  2. Produce high quality photographic prints using advanced editing techniques

  3. Exhibit a creative approach to photographic image making

  4. Utilise technical and conceptual skills to achieve desired results

  5. Undertake research of current photographic industry trends and critically analyse findings

  6. Demonstrate the development of their own photographic technique and processing style

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


Assessment Table



Weighting %

Week Due

Learning Outcome

PH040 A1

Photo Book



1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

PH040 A2




1, 3, 4, 6, 7

PH040 A3

Exhibition Prints



1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

PH040 A4

Commercial Retouching



1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7


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