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 Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

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
  • be able to demonstrate 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


This 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


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.