This course is for students interested in learning the basic principals and fundamental skills in Art Photography. Photography is a practical based course, part of the Visual Arts Faculty. Many students have undertaken this course prior to gaining careers in the photographic, arts or design industry whilst some students elect this course to support their Visual Arts Studies. Photography, visual imagery and its products are an integral part of our lives. We view significant events in snapshots, daily in newspapers and on the television news; we study pictures that figure prominently in magazines and books; we see satellite photographs of cloud cover on television weather reports; we know the surface of Mars and the moons of Jupiter from computer-enhanced images transmitted across space; we take x-ray photographs of our interiors to a doctor for interpretation; we use photocopiers and fax machines as standard office equipment and understand how photo technologies extend across the arts to mass media, information technology as well as advertising, fashion, popular culture and new digital directions/technology.