Commercial Photography on Location

DDD30046 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

This unit gives students an understanding of the different lighting methods required for location photography. New lighting techniques specifically for location purposes will be introduced and explored. Students will learn the different lighting requirements for confined spaces to larger arenas. They will learn about the need for permissions, restrictions, OH&S and model releases when planning and organizing a photography shoot outside the studio.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply relevant knowledge of OH&S issues and preparations required for a location assignment that includes all permissions, permits and model releases.
2. Evaluate the different lighting techniques required for different purposes in the studio or on location
3. Review and compare images from a variety of locations and incorporating post production skills.
4. Produce a series of images that respond to a brief for location photography

Courses with unit

BA-DES Bachelor of Design, Photomedia Major and Minor
BB-DESBUS Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business
BB-DESMCMN Bachelor of Design/ Bachelor of Media Communication