PHT221 Digital Photography Studio (8)

This subject builds on skills attained in prerequisite subjects by encouraging students to explore a variety of digital solutions to more complex photographic problems. The creation and enchancement of digital images is expanded in greater depth to equip students with a sound foundation for producing more sophisticated photographic projects. This is supported by significant investigation into technical and theoretical issues in areas such as colour, digital camera files and formats, digital image processing and studio lighting.

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: PHT221. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed MPI210



Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate conceptual and practical synthesis between analogue and digital methods and techniques in photoimaging
  • be able to understand more complex methodologies in creating and acquiring digital photographs for application in specific photographic related creative projects
  • be able to demonstrate the creative application of sophisticated digital imaging processing and enchancement skills
  • be able to manually operate a digital SLR camera system competently
  • be able to demonstrate their understanding the principles of articifical flashlighting and effectively apply these in and out of the studio in a creative context


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Advanced digital acquisition/creation, enhancement and processing of photographs for output in a variety of photographic applications - Comparison of analogue and digital photo-imaging mehtods and techniques - The digital SLR camera and its controls - Artificial studio and location flash lighting coupled with associated exposure metering techniques and camera formats - Colour controls in the digital and analogue photo-imaging environments - Overview of photography related crative works directly relevant to set assignment tasks


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.