Oct 22, 2021
VCT 1078 - Intermediate Lighting and Photography Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course builds upon the introductory skills of VCT 1076 - Basic Lighting and Photography . Coursework offers in-depth study of the different types of professional photography including both equipment and techniques. Course topics include location shooting, studio lighting, flash unit modifiers, and backdrops.
Prerequisite(s): VCT 1076 with a grade of C or higher.
- 1 strobe setups
- 2 strobe setups
- 3 strobe setups
- Backdrops & set design
- Camera triggers and long exposures
- Continuous lighting
- Flash unit modifiers and equipment
- Incorporating another flash unit
- Incorporating texture and color
- Lighting styles
- Sculpting light with modifiers
- Studio lights & equipment
- Types of studio lighting
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- identify types of commercial photography.
- use gels to create color for both studio and flash units.
- use a 2 light setup with flash units while on location.
- use off-camera flash with light stands and umbrella adapters.
- create texture with shadow.
- implement tethered shooting.
- use angle of incidence to photograph people with eyeglasses.
- use 2 studio strobes to photograph products.
- operate basic studio equipment such as stands, weights, backdrop stands, backdrops, and sandbags.
- describe the effects of the inverse square law on lighting.
- identify types of studio lights.
- use flash unit lighting modifiers.
- use wireless radio/infrared remote flash triggers.
- create sets.
- create the four basic lighting styles using one light to photograph a person.
- employ 1, 2, and 3 light setups to photograph a portrait session
- identify other professionals involved with a professional photo shoot.
- operate a light meters
- operate studio lighting with a boom.
- perform lighting ratios during a portrait session.
- plan a photo shoot.
- pose models for a photo shoot.
- use an opaque and translucent background.
- use continuous florescent studio lights.
- use gobos, cookies, and flags to sculpt light
- use monolight strobes.
- use seamless, fabric, and canvas backgrounds.
- use studio light modifiers.
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