Course code AART3452Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Light is everything to photography! With a developed understanding of light and lighting the photographer is more able to control the photographic image. This course provides the student with a range of opportunities to research and extend photographic skills using available or introduced light. This will include landscape, interior and portrait as a focus for projects. Students will be familiarized with the professional studio environment and work with ultra high resolution cameras. The student will also work with ambient light and portable lighting, and develop an understanding of the skills required for successful night photography. The student will, through independent research and critiques, produce a portfolio of work.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of the course students will be able:

1. To foster the understanding of light and lighting for the photographer;
2. To provide the student with skills to assist in controlling the photographic environment;
3. To promote awareness contemporary practice in photography;
4. To develop an understanding of composition and design through photography;
5. To gain knowledge and skills in photographic studio practice;
6. To present a portfolio of work in reference to the research undertaken;
ContentTopics may include:

- Lighting and modeling in the studio;
- Working with ambient light and introduced light in the environment;
- Portrait and studio lighting techniques;
- Presentation, portfolio and promotional methods;
- Printing and output control;
- Research and critical appraisal;
- Professional practice;
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAART1400 and AART1410 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal accounts for 20%
Other: (please specify)Students are expected to attend at least 80% of classes
Studio OutputStudio production accounts for 80%
Contact HoursStudio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART3452