Feb 22, 2020
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
During this course, the student will be expected to:
- Create photographs by using different qualities of light.
- Analyze basic light direction in a published photograph and describe its direction and whether or not it is direct or diffuse light.
- Describe how shadows can add drama to an image, and alter the perception of volume in the subject.
- Define “specular highlights”.
- Define “side lighting”.
- Define “cross lighting”.
- Demonstrate how to determine a lighting ratio.
- Describe the difference in color between sunlight, tungsten and fluorescent lights.
- Demonstrate the setups for the following types of studio lighting: Rembrandt, side, and silhouette.
- Describe the functions of the following lights: main (key), fill, back (hair) and background.
- Create photographs using studio lighting and equipment.
- Define the “inverse square law.”
- Describe each of the various types of lighting instruments or tools available.
- Describe the various types of tools used in modifying light.
- Demonstrate how to use the various types of flash lighting.
- Demonstrate how to judge the various effects of lighting on the subject.
- Demonstrate expertise in using various types of lighting on the subject from a single light to multiple lights.
- Demonstrate how to set up a multiple lit photography studio from one light to five lights.
- Use color theory and color basics to produce pleasing digital images.
- Name the additive primary colors.
- Name the subtractive primary colors.
- Explain what is meant by “degrees Kelvin.”
- Describe what is meant by “color contamination by reflection form colored surfaces.”
- Tell what “color balance” is and how to correct it.
- Demonstrate the proper metering technique for light color tones.
- Discuss problems relating to color design principles.
- Demonstrate how to set up and take down studio lighting.
- Discuss how to set up a mono light head.
- Explain how to assemble a beauty dish.
- Define the function of a boom light.
- Describe how to use background paper on set.
- Demonstrate how to set up a softbox.
- Identify a octobox.
- Demonstrate an understanding of setting up a 4 light set up.
- Evaluate different lighting modifiers.
- Discuss the uses for softbox in portrait lighting.
- Identify the uses for a large octobox on set.
- Demonstrate how to use a reflector on a mono light.
- Discuss how to use a strip box.
- Assess high key lighting technique.
- Discuss the use of white paper background in high key lighting.
- Demonstrate how to use a 4 light set up in high key lighting.
- Identify how to light the background paper in high key lighting.
- Discuss the need for even lighting in high key lighting.
- Classify different flash units used in studio lighting.
- Identify studio main light.
- Discuss studio fill light.
- Explain studio kicker light.
- Identify studio background light.
- Demonstrate studio lighting for tabletop photography.
- Identify what a sweep is used for in tabletop photography.
- Discuss what light modifiers might be used in tabletop photography.
- Demonstrate how to shoot a high key tabletop lighting set up.
- Evaluate different lighting techniques used in studio portrait photography.
- Demonstrate Rembrandt Lighting technique.
- Discuss Butterfly lighting technique.
- Identify Short Lighting technique.
- Demonstrate how to use a hair light.
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