Course Outlines

Studio Portraits — PHOT 1420

  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
    This course covers the use of studio lighting and cameras to produce professional looking portraits. Emphasis will be on the use of time-proven techniques and equipment to capture creative images of individuals, couples, small and large groups of people. A critical skill in this area is the ability to use the correct lighting and posing to enhance the character and features of the customer. Projects will include typical business, family, high school senior, on-location, and group portrait techniques. Prerequisites: PHOT 1050, PHOT 1110
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/21/17 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. arrange studio lights
    2. create a lighting diagram
    3. demonstration efficient posing of subjects
    4. describe Dietrich lighting
    5. describe aspect ratios
    6. describe broad lighting
    7. describe portrait background
    8. describe portrait lens
    9. describe portrait lighting equipment
    10. describe reflector types
    11. describe short lighting
    12. describe types of portraits
    13. exhibit customer relations skills
    14. identify broad lighting
    15. identify butterfly lighting
    16. operate metering/remote triggering equipment
    17. organize props for the shoot
    18. produce a high-key portrait
    19. produce a low-key portrait
    20. produce business/formal portrait
    21. produce couple (two person) portrait
    22. produce family or small group portrait
    23. produce full length portrait
    24. produce head/shoulder portrait
    25. produce large group portrait
    26. produce portrait displaying broad lighting
    27. produce portrait displaying glamour lighting
    28. produce portrait displaying short lighting
    29. research portrait examples
    30. understand large group lighting
    31. use appropriate fill lighting/reflectors
    32. use fill flash techniques
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted