PHOT502 – Photo Tech One

Module code
Module title
Photo Tech One
The module consolidates and expands upon the technical and formal fundamentals of photography introduced in Photo Fundamentals. The emphasis is on developing technical skills in the understanding of composition, light, image capture, processing and output using a range of digital technologies.
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Critically select and apply appropriate photographic tools and practices
2. Analyse codes and conventions of the photographic discipline
3. Demonstrate the ability to act and think through a reflective process
4. Create, develop, and integrate a broad range of technical content in response to a project brief
• Camera operating systems
• Photographic digital workflow
• Principles of ambient light and flash
• Principles of composition
• Contextual research
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – methods will involve online activities, ePortfolio, tutorials, lectures, technical workshops, group activities, critiques, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. Students need to provide sufficient evidence against all learning outcomes and gain an overall mark of 50% in order to pass this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Studio and presentation spaces
• Domain-specific software and tools, including industry-spec camera kits, flash lighting and computers.