Course Outlines

Lighting Basics — PHOT 1110

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 1.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    All photography makes use of some form of lighting and this course will introduce the student to both natural, ambient, and artificial lighting situations. Lighting equipment operation and use light modifiers and meters will be the main emphasis throughout this course. Lighting variables, metering techniques, and light control will be practiced by distinguishing the qualities of light in terms of direction, color, contrast, form, and intensity. This course will give the student an understanding of all types of lighting and practical hands-on experience with meters, lights, and modifiers used both in studios and on location.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/21/17 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate 5-in-1 Reflector kit techniques
    2. Demonstrate diffused lighting
    3. Demonstrate light modifier use
    4. Demonstrate lighting proficiency
    5. Demonstrate main light techniques
    6. Demonstrate specular lighting
    7. Demonstrate use of electronic flash mixed with ambient light
    8. Describe quartz lights
    9. Diagram lighting setups
    10. Explain diffusion materials
    11. Identify and demonstrate fill lighting
    12. Identify and demonstrate ratio lighting
    13. Identify studio lights
    14. Operate battery powered lights
    15. Operate hot lights/constant lights
    16. Operate power pack lights
    17. Recognize normal or correct exposure
    18. Set up and operate monoblock studio lights
    19. Understand inverse square law for lighting
    20. Understand shutter flash synch speeds
    21. Use an on-camera flash in manual and auto modes
    22. Use an on-camera flash in off-camera positions
    23. Use incident light meter
    24. Use remote flash triggering devices
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted