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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Subject 4 of 6 Subjects. Subject 4 continues to consolidate and extend the student's skill base. Added light, particularly on location, flash, TTL, off camera, bounce, direct, studio, location, balancing and over-riding daylight, painting with light offer the student potential for image making far beyond the amateur. Constructing an image, directing an image is also explored, and students must create work using these components. Photoshop CS3,4,5,etc is required. Use of Photoshop Elements is acceptable but not desirable. Research and visual exploration of Assignment 3 to begin at Week 5. Students must have a DSLR camera that uses a memory card. On campus intensive at beginning of semester delivers classes from the online delivery. That is if the student is unable to attend the on campus intensive they are not disadvantaged. Interviews with practising photographers across commercial and exhibition offer valuable insight into work practice

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VPA2PJ3 or VPA3PJ3


Incompatible subjects VPA1PJ4, VPA2PJ4

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGregory Crewdson: In a lonely place,RecommendedCrewdson, G 2011HATJE CANTZ
ReadingsJean Luc Mylayne: Into the hands of time,RecommendedMontes, J, Witkovsky, M 2011LA FABRICA
ReadingsThe suffering of light: Thirty years of photographs,RecommendedWebb, A 2011APERTURE FOUNDATION

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. CRITICAL THINKING/CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Develop cognitive and technical ability in the use of required technologies. Analyse project opportunities and develop creative solutions.

Evaluation of influences of professional outcomes both technical and conceptual Creative problem solving demonstrated by project outcomes in assignment and folio presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. ETHICAL AND CULTURAL AWARENESS: Show an awareness of social, cultural and ethical issues at all times. To act appropriately at all times, and at all stages of visual documentation - from prior research through to post production.

Develop a broad knowledge base to the specific Visual Art disciplines. Across the 6 Units specific lectures are devoted to this subject
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. INQUIRY/RESEARCH: Conduct qualitative research into situations, events to be visually documented. Research should provide multi layered and complex information about potential documentary subject.

Assignments that must be researched prior to visual documentation occurring. At least two assignments of this type each semester
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Exhibit professional outcomes in contemporary photographic and photojournalistic practice

Continually evaluate student outcomes against industry and professional examples. Assignment outcomes demonstrate development of technical and conceptual abilities tthat visually articulate and communicate to the viewer in a multi layered and complexway

05. VISUAL EXPRESSION THROUGH PRAXIS: To develop a creative and individual approach to design outcomes. To develop a creative and individual approach to design outcomes.

To promote personal development

06. WRITING: Communicate effectively, precisely and convincingly in written documentation appropriate to project needs, language and style appropriate to the project - that is either media organisation or exhibition venue.

Artist Statements required for Gallery Exhibition Submission. Caption writing skills as specified by media organisations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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