This studio-laboratory based unit of study will explore the principles and practice of digital fine art photography and equip students with the knowledge to develop, implement and complete a digital fine art photography project in the context of contemporary art practice. Research and investigation exploring the meaning and rationale of fine art photography in the 21st century will be a core component of the unit. Working with a variety of cameras including the digital SLR, students will learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO settings, white balance and a range of lighting techniques and apply this knowledge when taking photos on location and in the studio. Image processing techniques using organisational and editing tools will encompass workflows, file formats, image resolutions and colour profiles. The final photography project will draw upon practical and theoretical research students have completed as part of their previous studies. This will culminate in a cohesive folio of their finished artwork for public presentation such as an exhibition, website and/or artist's book.