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VCT 1076 - Basic Lighting and Photography

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course introduces the concepts of working with lighting and equipment in the realm of professional photography. This course covers the quality of light, using natural light, and using a flash unit. Students are required to furnish their own manual exposure digital camera, and other equipment to be identified during class.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): VCT 1071  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Bouncing light
  2. Camera settings for flash photography
  3. Exploring lenses and filters
  4. High-speed sync
  5. Lifestyle photography
  6. Light sources
  7. Lighting terms
  8. On-camera flash
  9. Planning a photo shoot
  10. Purchasing a flash unit
  11. Qualities of light
  12. White balance

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify types of lifestyle photography.
  2. identify different lenses.
  3. apply various methods of focusing.
  4. set camera¿s white balance by measuring ambient light.
  5. use ambient light and fill cards during a portrait session.
  6. identify various traits of flash units including power, slaves, etc.
  7. operate a flash unit.
  8. identify camera sync speed.
  9. use various camera settings while using a flash unit.
  10. identify traits of light including color and quality.
  11. identify various light sources.
  12. identify types of lighting such as low key and high key
  13. bounce light using a flash unit.
  14. create silhouettes using a flash unit.
  15. identify various filters for lenses.
  16. operate a flash unit in manual and auto modes.
  17. plan a photo shoot.
  18. prepare model releases.
  19. use a built-in flash.
  20. use a flash to fill ambient light.
  21. use high speed sync mode.
  22. use long exposures.
  23. use the sun as a hair light, and a bounce card to fill.

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