Photography 206 C

Studio Practices

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

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Studio Practices
    1. Contemporary studio photography
    2. Industry needs and expectations
      1. Annual Report
      2. Product
      3. Jewelry
      4. Other
    3. Facility and equipment needs
      1. Studio layout for various needs
      2. Studio rental vs. ownership
  2. Image Conceptualization
    1. Client requirements
      1. Comps
      2. Specialized needs
      3. Cropping for reproduction
      4. Deadlines
    2. Visual approach
    3. Technical considerations
      1. Proper equipment selection for specialized needs
      2. Equipment: Own vs. rent?
  3. Print Processes & Digital Applications
    1. Print and digital papers
    2. Proper Printing Procedures
    3. Considerations for reproduction of images
      1. Image delivery preferences
      2. JPEG vs TIFF
      3. Editing
  4. Project Analysis for Large and Small Products
    1. Set needs and construction
    2. Props
    3. Backgrounds, etc.
    4. Lighting needs and equipment
    5. Capture method determination
  5. Studio Applications for Digital Technology
    1. Digital camera options and advantages
      1. Megapixels
      2. Small vs. Medium Format Digital Cameras
    2. Background alterations and other digital effects
    3. Use of specialized equipment
      1. Macro Lenses
      2. High speed flash triggers
      3. Specialty lighting accessories
  6. Industry trends