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NM1201 - Photographic Capture

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

This subject introduces students to the principles of digital image capture and looks to develop an understanding of composition, visualisation, the role of light and shadow and exposure in the creation of visual form and texture. Reflexive expression and reinforcement will occur through the adoption of a range of applied and theoretical creative digital imaging investigations. Foundation digital imaging practices centred on acquisition and output will be established.

Learning Outcomes

  • established sound practice in the fundamentals of using SLR digital cameras;
  • established appreciation of the role of light in digital image formation;
  • established knowledge of principles and practical parameters of working with digital images;
  • established understanding of the principles of composition in photography;
  • established quality digital image practices centred on acquisition and output.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); group research report (20%); portfolio of images taken during practical classes (60%).

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