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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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VCT 2071 - Advanced Lighting and Photography

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course builds upon the intermediate skills in VCT 1078 - Intermediate Lighting and Photography . Advanced techniques and equipment will be explored in both studio and location shooting. This course covers painting with light, light gels, neutral density filters, mixing light sources, and photographing a group.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): VCT 1078  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. 4 light studio setups
  2. 5 light studio setups
  3. Advanced camera and flash unit settings
  4. Advanced control of light sources
  5. Advanced studio light modifiers
  6. Incorporating shadows for texture and backgrounds
  7. Location photography using flash units and studio strobes
  8. Location photography using multiple flash units
  9. Match color temperature of ambient light
  10. Painting with light
  11. Plan a studio
  12. Portable energy systems

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

  1. employ a Sunpak continuous light source to paint with light.
  2. use neutral density filters on light sources.
  3. use Live View.
  4. use ISO Expansion.
  5. use Rear Curtain Sync.
  6. use a battery clip or AA batteries for cameras
  7. use various battery packs and/or power sources for light sources
  8. use 3 or more flash units on location.
  9. use a ring flash modifier.
  10. mix strobes and flash units.
  11. use gels to match ambient light.
  12. create shadow to build mood and backgrounds.
  13. operate a portable backdrop stands.
  14. photograph a business portrait session.
  15. photograph a group.
  16. photograph reflective objects.
  17. plan a studio.
  18. use 4 and 5 studio lights for a portrait session.
  19. use Cinefoil
  20. use a beauty dish.
  21. use a ring flash.
  22. use a snoot.
  23. use light cubes and tents
  24. use the Stroboscope flash feature.

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