PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography (8)


This subject provides students with the basic principles of black and white darkroom based photography, including camera technology, exposure and development and printing controls. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of critical analysis, including basic interpretation of meaning in photographic imagery, together with aspects of composition and lighting principles.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHT115
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment restrictions

Not avaialable to students who have completed VPA103 or MPI107
Incompatible subject(s)
MPI107 VPA103

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • - be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of representation, aesthetics and meaning in photographic imagery
  • - be able to contribute to critical discussions regarding both their own & peers' work
  • - be able to proficiently prepare photographic work for presentation
  • - be able to competently expose, process and print black & white photographic materials
  • - be able to operate independently in the black & white darkroom
  • - be able to demonstrate the principles and workings of the camera and its accessories
  • - be able to demonstrate basic OH&S principles


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • - Critical interpretation and analysis of photographs
  • - Composition and aesthetics
  • - The camera and its control
  • - Film exposure and development
  • - Printing techniques and controls
  • - Photo accessories
  • - Lighting principles
  • - Heath hazards and photography
  • - Occupational Health and Safety issues


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.