Capture a digital image

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From the official document:

"This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use digital camera technology for the production of colour separated images."

Basically, that means ... (translate above into plain english)

You can read more about this unit on the National Training Information Systems Official document for ICPMM321A.

This unit is part of the following qualifications:


How this unit will help you[edit]

After learning and applying the skills required by this unit you'll be able to demonstrate your skills in:

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1. Assess digital camera qualities
  1. Camera software compatibility with hardware system is assessed and the appropriate software is selected for the job
  2. Pixel resolution of the camera is matched to the required quality and resolution of outcome
  3. The RAM capacity of the camera is checked to be appropriate to the number of images required to be captured
  4. Shutter speed, focal lengths and camera feature modes (eg flash, scrollage, icon menu, close-up, wide angle and telephoto capacity) are assessed suitable for the quality and use of photographic images required
  5. Lithium batteries are handled and stored according to OHS requirements
2. Set up for image capture
  1. Camera is set up for image composition according to job specifications
  2. Lighting is arranged according to job specifications
  3. Light intensity is set for the correct exposure
3. Preview image
  1. Tone curves are adjusted according to job specifications
  2. The neutral balance of the image is arranged and adjusted
  3. Adjustments to image composition and exposure are made
4. Photograph and upload a digital image
  1. The digital camera is loaded and operated according to manufacturer's specifications appropriate to the quality of image to be photographed
  2. The computer card interface/disk is uploaded onto the relevant computer and the image saved on hard disk
  3. Photographic image files are created and stored on the computer according to software procedures
  4. Photographic images are enhanced, cropped and altered electronically to deliver the required image
  5. Photographic images are checked for fitness of purpose and conformance to the job brief
  6. Photographic images are assessed fit for the relevant delivery mode (eg print, CD-ROM) and delivered appropriately
  • translate the above elements and performance criteria into plain english and summarise here...

Ideas for learning the required skills[edit]

Image file formats ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_file_formats

Ideas for demonstrating this unit[edit]

The best way to demonstrate these skills is ...

Grading[edit]

If you are demonstrating this unit as part of a formal course, you might find that the unit is graded (meaning you can not only demonstrate your competence, but can also gain a credit or distinction). Your facilitator may already have set criteria that your college uses. If not, here are some ideas for possible credit/distinction activities that you can discuss with your facilitator:

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Notes and discrepancies[edit]

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