2020-2021 Catalog 
    Apr 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ART 156 - Photographic Lighting

Description: Fundamentals of photographic lighting. Understanding, measuring and controlling lighting situations. Studio and location lighting. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 154  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Properties of light
  2. Ambient light sources
  3. Artificial light sources
  4. Exposure calculation
  5. Lighting ratios
  6. Background brightness control
  7. Studio lighting
  8. Location lighting
  9. Formal elements and principles of design
  10. Historical and contemporary art examples
  11. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify properties of light and their visual impact.
  2. Identify and control ambient light sources for visual impact.
  3. Manipulate and compose light values from artificial light sources.
  4. Ascertain correct exposure calculations.
  5. Calculate balanced lighting ratios.
  6. Control background brightness for visual impact.
  7. Construct studio lighting set-ups for various commercial and fine art applications.
  8. Construct on-location lighting setups for various commercial and fine art applications.
  9. Identify, analyze, and utilize the formal elements and principles of design.
  10. Recognize historical and contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
  11. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.