This course will engage students with a wide range of traditional and digital photographic techniques and processes used by artists and commercial and professional practitioners. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of photography, including camera techniques, image construction and output.
This is a full year course engaging students in a wide range of traditional and digital photographic techniques and processes used by artists,commercial and professional practitioners.
Four broad areas of study are covered:
1. Creative photographic process
2. Development and production
3. Concepts in photographic discipline
4. Photography in practice.
The course is approximately 50% traditional silver halide-based B/W and 50% digital.
The following are not discrete units but are interrelated topics selected to build an overall body of knowledge and skills:
- SLR camera technique
- black and white film processing and printing processes
- post camera toning and alternative creative techniques
- photography with natural and/or ambient light
- digital metering and exposure control
- studio lighting for products and portraiture
- digital file management
- film type, ISO ratings and applications
- Adobe® Software: Bridge®, Photoshop® and Lightroom®
- Nikon software
- colour management, inkjet proofing and print output through Adobe® Photoshop®
- preparation for a personal exhibition
- investigations into historical and/or contem.
50% – Product
20% – Investigation
30% – Practical skills folio
Creative Arts – Photography is highly desirable for further tertiary study in Photography, Media or Visual Arts through courses such as the Advanced Diploma in Commercial Photography at TAFE, a Degree or Diploma in Visual Arts at ACA, Diploma in Photography at The CCP, a Degree in Media at Adelaide University or a Degree at RMIT.
All photography students are required to pay a ‘maintenance and borrowing’ fee of $100. The college provides all chemicals, physical equipment and printing inks. All other consumables such as film, paper, negative files, DVDs and mounting/framing materials must be supplied by the student. These can be purchased through the college bookroom at very competitive prices.