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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.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): VCT 1076  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. 1 strobe setups
  2. 2 strobe setups
  3. 3 strobe setups
  4. Backdrops & set design
  5. Camera triggers and long exposures
  6. Continuous lighting
  7. Flash unit modifiers and equipment
  8. Incorporating another flash unit
  9. Incorporating texture and color
  10. Lighting styles
  11. Sculpting light with modifiers
  12. Studio lights & equipment
  13. Types of studio lighting

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

  1. identify types of commercial photography.
  2. use gels to create color for both studio and flash units.
  3. use a 2 light setup with flash units while on location.
  4. use off-camera flash with light stands and umbrella adapters.
  5. create texture with shadow.
  6. implement tethered shooting.
  7. use angle of incidence to photograph people with eyeglasses.
  8. use 2 studio strobes to photograph products.
  9. operate basic studio equipment such as stands, weights, backdrop stands, backdrops, and sandbags.
  10. describe the effects of the inverse square law on lighting.
  11. identify types of studio lights.
  12. use flash unit lighting modifiers.
  13. use wireless radio/infrared remote flash triggers.
  14. create sets.
  15. create the four basic lighting styles using one light to photograph a person.
  16. employ 1, 2, and 3 light setups to photograph a portrait session
  17. identify other professionals involved with a professional photo shoot.
  18. operate a light meters
  19. operate studio lighting with a boom.
  20. perform lighting ratios during a portrait session.
  21. plan a photo shoot.
  22. pose models for a photo shoot.
  23. use an opaque and translucent background.
  24. use continuous florescent studio lights.
  25. use gobos, cookies, and flags to sculpt light
  26. use monolight strobes.
  27. use seamless, fabric, and canvas backgrounds.
  28. use studio light modifiers.

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