PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography (8)

This subject equips students with fundamental skills in digital photography and associated imaging processes, and introduces them to essential topics and concepts of applied photographic practice.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHT116. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Demonstrate competent use of an appropriate digital camera with manual control;
  • Apply key digital imaging procedures to digital photographs using image manipulation software;
  • Integrate fundamental compositional and lighting considerations into their photographic imagery;
  • Show an understanding of the principals of the primary photographic genres;
  • Demonstrate basic photographic literacy through critical analysis of meaning in imagery


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Digital camera basic functions and controls;
  • Core digital imaging methodology;
  • Major compositional and lighting factors;
  • Principal contemporary photographic genres;
  • Basic critical analysis of photographic imagery


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.