University of Technology Sydney

88505 Photography 3: Fabrication

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject deals with the notions of the 'fabricated' image under the guise of editorial portraiture, fashion and advertising photography. The conscious manipulation of spaces, places and subjects to achieve a preplanned outcome is explored. Students are introduced to colour photography, medium format camera use, portable artificial lighting, advanced available lighting techniques and the conversion of images from the analogue realm to the digital.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. insight into issues of representation, reality and truth in photographic images;
2. an understanding of the way in which photographers ‘manipulate’ scenarios to better facilitate communication;
3. proficiency in basic colour photography; portable location lighting; advanced available lighting techniques and medium format camera use.

Teaching and learning strategies

Weekly 3 hours tutorial/workshops. A PBL (problem based learning strategy) is adopted. Lectures concentrate on briefing and elaborating and presenting ideas concerning photography, methodology, technology and production. In the class situation, students are encourage to become independent learners by working both individually and/or in groups to develop their ability to operate effectively as a team member and to improve their interpersonal communication skills. Learning activities in the form of projects involve research, visual investigation, idea generation, creative problem solving, critical reflection, analysis, progressive refinement and the visual, oral and written presentation of completed work. The formation of peer learning groups is encouraged.

Content (topics)

1. photographic representation and fabrication in an iterative framework;
2. concept development and communication through photographic images;
3. the aesthetics of colour photography;
4. basic colour photography; portable location lighting; advanced available lighting; medium format camera use; digital camera use; and digital image processing.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Photography project: Conceive, art direct and shoot two of the following a: an image to advertise a product or service of your choice, b: editorial portrait, c: an image based upon the idea of fashion.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2 and 3

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.0, .0 and .0

Weight: 40%

Assessment task 2: INTERIM PRESENTATION - 'Fabricated Narrative' Research component.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1 and 2

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.0, .0 and .0

Weight: 20%

Assessment task 3: FINAL PRESENTATION - 'Fabricated Narrative' Research component.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1 and 2

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

.0, .0, .0 and .0

Weight: 40%

References

Batchelor, David, Chromophobia, London : Reaktion, 2000.?
Bate, David, Photography: The Key Concepts, Oxford & New York: Berg, 2009.
Childs, John, Photographic Lighting: Essential Skills, Boston ; London : Focal Press, 2008
Coleman, A. D., The Digital Evolution, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 1998.?
Horenstein, Henry, Color Photography: A Working Manual, Canada:Little Brown, 1995.
Itten, Johannes, The Elements of Colour, Trans. E. Van Hagen, USA: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1970.?
Kandinsky, Wassily, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Trans. M. T. H. Sadler, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1977.
Lupton, Ellen & Phillips, Jennifer Cole, Graphic Design : The New Basics, Imprint New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2008.?
Roberts, Pamela, The Genius of Colour Photography, London: Goodman, 2010