Photography 201 C

Introduction to Professional Photo

  • 3 Units -
  • 2 hour lecture,
  • 4 hour lab

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Image Concept
    1. Art director’s role
    2. Photographer’s role
      1. Understanding what the client wants
      2. Dialog with art director
      3. Working from comps
      4. Understanding Deadlines
    3. Image application & usage considerations
  2. Studio Practices
    1. Studio design and layout
    2. Organization of equipment
    3. Client relations
    4. Business license and taxes
  3. Studio Tool Understanding
    1. Use of Studio Strobe Equipment
      1. Making correct choices in selection of lighting equipment
      2. Understanding of all studio lighting and accessories
        1. Light Source Options
        2. Light modifiers
        3. Camera Stands
        4. Flags and scrims
        5.  Accessories
          1. Gaffers Tape
          2. Clamps
          3. Background stands
          4. Booms
    2. Metering for contrast and exposure control
    3. Comprehension of lighting in a variety of situations
      1. Awareness of context
        1. Location
        2. Mood
        3. Background
        4. Props
        5. Model choice
        6. Soft or direct light
      2. Location Lighting
        1. People on location
        2. Annual Report type situation
      3. Studio Lighting
        1. Small products
          1. Tabletop
          2. Food
          3. Reflective Objects
          4. Showing shape and form
        2. People in studio
          1. Fashion
          2. Accompanying a product advertisement
  4. Additional Studio Equipment Information
      1. Selection considerations for purchase or rental
      2. Care and maintenance
      3. Industry trends
  5. Job Pricing