Courses & Units

Introduction to Digital Image: Capture and Editing FSX101


Note student to provide their own digital camera.  It should be able to shoot video as well as photos, and have access to manual controls.

The camera has become the ubiquitous imaging tool of contemporary culture.   Ranging from the built in camera of the mobile phone through to the interchangeable lens DSLR, these have become very sophisticated tools.  Still its full potential is often not utilised, because the understanding of the controls and software editing is limited.

Through demonstrations and exercises you will be introduced to the basics principals of the camera, and learn the terminology and its application and how to use the camera effectively under a variety of conditions.

You will learn how to transfer images and video from the camera and be introduced to software tools for managing an archive of media, editing and manipulating both photos and video.

Through in class discussion of images you will learn how to analyse the formal properties of an image and how they relate to camera controls and shooting conditions.

This unit is suitable for students with a limited prior experience of using a camera or associated software experience.  Note though that you should have some software experience.  This unit may be of especial benefit for those wishing to study FSH111 Photography1 or FSE111 Time Based Media 1 (Moving Images).


Unit name Introduction to Digital Image: Capture and Editing
Unit code FSX101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Linda Erceg

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly studio sessions comprising of:

Technical workshops, studio lectures, group learning activities and individual studio time.

The is an expectation of at least an additional 3 hours independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including Independent Study Week)


Non assessed hurdle and milestone tasks as described in the unit outline.

Folio of completed projects and exercises submitted at the end of the unit. (100%)

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