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ART 292 - Studio Photography

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Students learn to arrange and compose a photograph in a deliberate process using studio flash photography. Students learn to analyze the elements in a scene, arrange them and use artificial light for the desired effect. Projects test student imagination, creativity, technical skills and willingness to experiment with studio lighting while improving their photographic expertise. 
Prerequisite:  ART 186  
Competencies
During this course, the student will be expected to:

  1. Create photographs by using different qualities of light.
    1. Analyze basic light direction in a published photograph and describe its direction and whether or not it is direct or diffuse light.
    2. Describe how shadows can add drama to an image, and alter the perception of volume in the subject.
    3. Define “specular highlights”.
    4. Define “side lighting”.
    5. Define “cross lighting”.
    6. Demonstrate how to determine a lighting ratio.
    7. Describe the difference in color between sunlight, tungsten and fluorescent lights.
    8. Demonstrate the setups for the following types of studio lighting: Rembrandt, side, and silhouette.
    9. Describe the functions of the following lights: main (key), fill, back (hair) and background.
  2. Create photographs using studio lighting and equipment.
    1. Define the “inverse square law.”
    2. Describe each of the various types of lighting instruments or tools available.
    3. Describe the various types of tools used in modifying light.
    4. Demonstrate how to use the various types of flash lighting.
    5. Demonstrate how to judge the various effects of lighting on the subject.
    6. Demonstrate expertise in using various types of lighting on the subject from a single light to multiple lights.
    7. Demonstrate how to set up a multiple lit photography studio from one light to five lights.
  3. Use color theory and color basics to produce pleasing digital images.
    1. Name the additive primary colors.
    2. Name the subtractive primary colors.
    3. Explain what is meant by “degrees Kelvin.”
    4. Describe what is meant by “color contamination by reflection form colored surfaces.”
    5. Tell what “color balance” is and how to correct it.
    6. Demonstrate the proper metering technique for light color tones.
    7. Discuss problems relating to color design principles.
  4. Demonstrate how to set up and take down studio lighting.
    1. Discuss how to set up a mono light head.
    2. Explain how to assemble a beauty dish.
    3. Define the function of a boom light.
    4. Describe how to use background paper on set.
    5. Demonstrate how to set up a softbox.
    6. Identify a octobox.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding of setting up a 4 light set up.
  5. Evaluate different lighting modifiers.
    1. Discuss the uses for softbox in portrait lighting.
    2. Identify the uses for a large octobox on set.
    3. Demonstrate how to use a reflector on a mono light.
    4. Discuss how to use a strip box.
  6. Assess high key lighting technique.
    1. Discuss the use of white paper background in high key lighting.
    2. Demonstrate how to use a 4 light set up in high key lighting.
    3. Identify how to light the background paper in high key lighting.
    4. Discuss the need for even lighting in high key lighting.
  7. Classify different flash units used in studio lighting.
    1. Identify studio main light.
    2. Discuss studio fill light.
    3. Explain studio kicker light.
    4. Identify studio background light.
  8. Demonstrate studio lighting for tabletop photography.
    1. Identify what a sweep is used for in tabletop photography.
    2. Discuss what light modifiers might be used in tabletop photography.
    3. Demonstrate how to shoot a high key tabletop lighting set up.
  9. Evaluate different lighting techniques used in studio portrait photography.
    1. Demonstrate Rembrandt Lighting technique.
    2. Discuss Butterfly lighting technique.
    3. Identify Short Lighting technique.
    4. Demonstrate how to use a hair light.



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