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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to digital photographic techniques, concepts, materials, and processes. Students learn to understand and use the camera, lighting and software while completing a set of graded modules. Students will complete a thematic project in which personal artistic and technical interests are explored within a critical context.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to Digital Photography – Photoshop basics, pixels and file sizes

Topic 2: Photoshop – retouching, cut and paste

Topic 3: Camera 1 – shutter speed

Topic 4: Camera 2 – aperture

Topic 5: Camera 3 – lenses depth of field

Topic 6: Photography 1 – composition

Topic 7: Photography Test

Topic 8: Photography 2 – panoramas

Topic 9: Photography 3 – still life

Topic 10: Photography 4 – image sequences

Topic 11: Photography 5 – editing issues

Topic 12: Photography – presentation/critique

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss contemporary and historical perspectives in photography
2 use basic manual camera techniques and compositional methods
3 correctly answer questions about photographic technical information
4 demonstrate occupational health and safety practices concerning computer workstations
5 analyse and appraise the composition and content of photographs
6 use digital imaging equipment and software to effectively acquire, adjust and manipulate photographs
7 criticise and evaluate technical and artistic aspects of their own photographs and the works of others for presentation within a critical context.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss contemporary and historical perspectives in photography
    • GA1:
  2. use basic manual camera techniques and compositional methods
    • GA4:
  3. correctly answer questions about photographic technical information
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate occupational health and safety practices concerning computer workstations
    • GA4:
  5. analyse and appraise the composition and content of photographs
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  6. use digital imaging equipment and software to effectively acquire, adjust and manipulate photographs
    • GA2:
  7. criticise and evaluate technical and artistic aspects of their own photographs and the works of others for presentation within a critical context.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.