Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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;


Topics 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;

Assumed knowledge

AART1400, AART1410 or AART1700 (or equivalent)

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal

Project: Studio Output

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term