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Specification Pearson BTEC Entry Level Award and Level 1 Award/Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Creative Media Production - Issue 3 September 2013 Pearson Education Limited 2013

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Unit 8: Exploring Digital Photography

Unit reference number: D/601/2170

QCF level: 1

Credit value: 4

Guided learning hours: 40

Unit aim This unit is an introduction to digital photography and is intended to enable learners to explore basic techniques, equipment and materials in order to produce digital photographs.

Unit introduction Photography has a wide range of applications within the media sector, including photo-journalism, advertising and fashion photography, as well as applications such as wedding and portrait photography.

Learners will explore the processes involved in digital photography and will develop ideas for their own photographic work inspired by an agreed theme. This will encourage them to create a range of photographic images. They will then review their work.

Essential resources Sufficient resources, work and storage space should be available for learners to explore the range of materials and techniques identified in this unit.

The following equipment would be appropriate at this level:

digital cameras lighting equipment Tungsten halogen lamp units, electronic flash units,

reflectors

computers and printers software for the manipulation of digital images flatbed scanners.

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