This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce photo images for media services.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - interpret an assignment with relevant personnel; - arrange insurances, releases, licences, permits and confirm intellectual property, privacy and other relevant legal requirements and codes of practice are met; - devise a shoot timetable and organise photo imaging equipment, subjects and locations to shoot media photo images; - apply imaging skills to capture and optimise media photo images that meet industry standards, in collaboration with others; - process, catalogue and archive photo images in accordance with industry standards; - package photo images for promotional purposes, and; - evaluate own performance and creative products for future improvement. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe styles and conceptual and aesthetic approaches as they apply to media photo images in a range of contexts; - describe the features and capabilities of photo imaging capture technologies; - explain techniques to optimise, process and transfer photo images for use in media; - describe professional practice arrangements and codes of practice as they apply to the media photographer, and; - outline personal health and safety factors that may affect a media photographer.

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