PHT220 Photo Imaging (8)


This subject incorporates both analogue and digital photo-imaging technologies, towards the development of a complete and balanced photographic practice. Students will examine analogue and digital concepts and processes, including high-end camera formats, printing considerations and lighting, as well as professional and industrial implications.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHT220
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

VPA104 and PHT115 or PHT221

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate the intrinsic qualities and technical processes of the photo-image in both analogue and digital contexts
  • be able to creatively respond to visually orientated conceptual problems using appropriate photo-imaging concepts and techniques
  • have the ability to determine the most appropriate photo-imaging technologies for a broad range of professional photographic tasks
  • be able to demonstrate a broad competency with various existing and artificial lighting methodologies and concepts
  • be able to maintain and catalogue a personal digital image file system


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • high standard digital and analogue photo-image printing
  • professional photographic considerations on the digital versus analogue debate, including cost, time, quality and aesthetics
  • medium and large format photography and processes
  • high-end digital camera techniques and processes
  • lighting concepts and techniques for studio and location using on and off-camera flash, existing light, and artificial continuous light
  • alternative photographic imaging techniques and concepts
  • digital image file management


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.