Dec 08, 2021
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.
Prerequisite(s): VCT 1071 with a grade of C or higher.
- Bouncing light
- Camera settings for flash photography
- Exploring lenses and filters
- High-speed sync
- Lifestyle photography
- Light sources
- Lighting terms
- On-camera flash
- Planning a photo shoot
- Purchasing a flash unit
- Qualities of light
- White balance
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- identify types of lifestyle photography.
- identify different lenses.
- apply various methods of focusing.
- set camera¿s white balance by measuring ambient light.
- use ambient light and fill cards during a portrait session.
- identify various traits of flash units including power, slaves, etc.
- operate a flash unit.
- identify camera sync speed.
- use various camera settings while using a flash unit.
- identify traits of light including color and quality.
- identify various light sources.
- identify types of lighting such as low key and high key
- bounce light using a flash unit.
- create silhouettes using a flash unit.
- identify various filters for lenses.
- operate a flash unit in manual and auto modes.
- plan a photo shoot.
- prepare model releases.
- use a built-in flash.
- use a flash to fill ambient light.
- use high speed sync mode.
- use long exposures.
- use the sun as a hair light, and a bounce card to fill.
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