This course offers a critical and practical introduction in how to operate, control and experiment with different digital camera technologies in the production of still and moving image artworks. Students will learn technical and practical aspects of camera control such as light, exposure and workflows appropriate to photomedia and video practice. Through a series of short projects, students will explore the limits and possibilities of the camera apparatus, both as a creative tool and technology of surveillance, self-expression, scientific rationality and cultural memory.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- use fundamental manual camera techniques and compositional methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of digital photography and imaging technologies;
- evaluate the effectiveness of technical and artistic strategies of their own photographs and the works of others; and
- recognise relationships between concept and process in the production of still and moving image work.
It will be helpful, although not essential, to have access to a digital camera system (eg DSLR) with options for full manual control and capable of capturing RAW images and video.
School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Major Project (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
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