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PHTC-1345-001 Illustrative Photography I
Prerequisite: ARTS 2356
Instruction in the technical aspects involved in commercial photography. Topics include lighting equipment, techniques of production photography, reproduction principles, illustrative techniques and advertising.
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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 4 lab)
On Campus Course
Course Description: Instruction in the technical aspects involved in commercial photography. Topics include lighting equipment, techniques of production photography, reproduction principles, illustrative techniques, and advertising. (WECM)
End-of-Course Outcomes: Demonstrate proper use of cameras, tungsten and electronic flash lighting, and associated equipment; and conceptualize photographic illustration. (WECM)
Specific Student Outcomes:
This course will help the student to recognize the different properties of light and to learn to recognize and utilize these properties in different media. The recognition of the proper lighting for particular subjects and situations is strongly emphasized as is problem solving skills.
This course is intended to supply the student with the basic tools for illustrative photography. By the end of the course the student will have been exposed to the use of large format cameras and professional lighting techniques. Students will be able to solve lighting problems in commercial photography.
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Keep in mind grades are not given. Grades are earned based on student performance and participation in the classroom and studio.
Grading Format / A-F 100-0 points
A = Excellent (100-90)
B = Good (89-80)
C = Average (79-70)
D = Weak (69-60)
F = Unacceptable (59-0)
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If you have a legitimate circumstance that requires you miss a test day, let me know IN ADVANCE so we can make an alternative arrangements. If you miss a test due to an emergency, let me know ASAP so arrangements can be made. All quizzes must be made up within a week.
I understand it is sometimes impossible to come to class (due to illness, etc.). I want you to be successful and your attendance is critical to your success.
It is YOUR responsibility to obtain the information missed if you are absent. In some cases I will have recorded lectures or lab demos for those unable to attend. Also, you must get notes from classmates, read the given material, do research to learn the material you missed.
Habitual lateness is detrimental to your success in this class and disruptive to others. I will note attendance in the first 5 minutes of class. If you are not present, you will be considered absent for that day. Latecomers will need to check with me to ensure you are marked properly.
Additional lab time:
This course will require more time than allotted to complete class assignments. Open lab times will be available for those who are unable to complete assignments in normal lab hours. Consider this part of your homework time, a requirement for the class. Not having enough time to complete assignments is not a valid excuse!
Tentative Course Outline:
This outline is subject to change throughout the semester at my direction.
Introduction to qualities of light, using hot lights, safety
Lab and studio tour, Discussion of history and examples of advertising photography.
Assignment: Discuss clip book and comp book. In Pinterest add 2 commercial ad photos using different styles of light. How were they lit? We will discuss them in class.
Lecture: Qualities of light, review of exposure techniques
Lab: Working with the hot lights
Assignment: Assignment 1: Lighting Ratios and Exposure.
Week 3 Labor Day
Lecture: Product lighting, light ratios, using light modifiers
Assignment: Continue Assignment 1
Critique: Assignment 1
Lecture: Lighting continued, lighting for texture and dimensionality, additive lighting, subtractive lighting
Assignment: Assignment 2 – Depth of field and focus
Critique: Assignment 2
Lecture: Understanding advertising photography
Assignment: Assignment 3 - Formative lighting: diffuse and specular, Quiz 1
Critique: Clip Book and comp book reviews
Lecture: Lighting for emotion and impact
Assignment: Continue Assignment 3
Critique: Assignment 3
Lecture: composition for photo illustration
Assignment: Assignment 4 – Product Lighting
Critique: Assignment 4
Lecture: Introduction to using the view camera, setting up the view camera, lights, focusing
Assignment: Assignment 5: Product Lighting: Jewelry
Fall Break 10/18-10/24
Lecture: View camera lenses, exposure and metering, lens choice. Using the digital back and film, Camera movements; Rise, fall, slide, swing
Assignment: Continue Assignment 5. Assignment 6 – Food Photography
Critique: Assignment 5
Lecture : Motion and Video
Assignment: Quiz 2, Continue Assignment 6
Critique: Assignment 6
Assignment: Assignment 7 - Motion
Lecture: Electronic strobe lighting on Location, architecture
Assignment: Continue Assignment 7, Assignment 8 – Architecture
Critique: Assignment 7
Lecture: photographing on location, real estate photography
Assignment: Final Portfolio work
Critique: Assignment 8
Lecture: On location, Business aspects of photography
Assignment: Final Portfolio work
Critique: Portfolio help and preparation
Lecture: Business aspects of photography
Assignment: Final Portfolio, turn in comp book
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