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CAEL2085: Photography and the Lighting Studio

This unit of study offers you an introduction to lighting and its effects in photography. Considering the lighting studio as a site for experimentation and critical exploration, you will learn the fundamentals of lighting while exploring both how it has been historically used and how contemporary artists use it today both in and out of the studio. Through the nexus of photographic portraiture and still life, lighting is explored as a mechanism for both documenting and transforming its subjects/objects. You are encouraged to work in groups to create original photographic work for two major photo assignments. Please note this unit of study is for students who have had little or no experience in high-end digital photography, software and lighting. The unit of study introduces you to photo editing software, file management and the fundamentals of digital printing.

Code CAEL2085
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate competencies in the skills, systems, and approaches to contemporary art practice
  • LO2. The application of skills in the generation of art objects, and engagements relative to visual art. Showing evidence of development in skills and technologies, and the capacity to reflect on the art-making process as it relates to the demands of the unit.
  • LO3. Demonstrate the strategies requisite to a critical awareness within art-making: the appropriate application of concepts, a willingness to explore unfamiliar approaches, and the development of the appropriate means of applying them
  • LO4. Demonstrate a commitment to art practice, deploying qualities of regularity, consistency and openness with the objective of shaping a dedicated art practice.
  • LO5. Confidently adopt an experimental and imaginative approach to the creative process to pursue idiosyncratic, innovative outcomes.
  • LO6. Demonstrated willingness and ability to work in groups collaboratively, reflectively and consultatively
  • LO7. Show awareness, sensitivity and empathy to subjective, cultural and racial differences
  • LO8. Apply Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) to all aspects of studio practice