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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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VCT 2071 - Photography Lighting 3

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course builds upon the intermediate skills in VCT 1078 - Photography Lighting 2 . 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. Painting with light
  2. Match color temperature of ambient light
  3. Incorporating shadows for texture and background
  4. Advanced control of light sources
  5. Advanced camera and flash unit settings
  6. Portable energy systems
  7. 4 light studio setups
  8. 5 light studio setups
  9. Location photography using flash units and studio strobes
  10. Wedding photography
  11. High school senior photography
  12. Family photography
  13. Commercial photography
  14. Corrective posing and lighting

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

  1. mix strobes and flash units.
  2. use gels to match ambient light.
  3. create shadow to build mood and backgrounds.
  4. use neutral density filters on light sources.
  5. use Rear Curtain Sync.
  6. use various battery packs and/or power sources for light sources.
  7. use 3 or more flash units on location.
  8. photograph reflective objects.
  9. photograph a group.
  10. use 4 and 5 studio lights for a portrait session.
  11. use light cubes and tents.
  12. employ continuous lighting and flash to paint with light.
  13. evaluate the application of lighting modifiers.
  14. Photograph portrait session.
  15. evaluate their work in the context of professional photography.
  16. use high speed sync with flash.
  17. plan a commercial photography session.
  18. evaluate body and facial analysis for corrective posing and lighting.
  19. evaluate photographer and client interactions.
  20. demonstrate wedding photography techniques.
  21. demonstrate high school senior photography techniques.
  22. demonstrate family photography techniques.
  23. demonstrate commercial photography techniques.
  24. create portfolio level work.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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