Course Outlines

Location Portraits — PHOT 1830

  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
    Many professional photographers will go to the client?s location of choice to take portraits thus prompting the need for proficient with portable lighting equipment and setups. This course covers the use of the combination of portable lighting equipment and ambient location lighting to produce professional looking portraits. Emphasis will be on the simulation of typical location portraits such as senior portraits, family, children, baby-style portraiture. A critical skill in this area is the ability to control the lighting direction, form, intensity, color and contrast in unusual conditions and unique locations. Prerequisites: PHOT 1050, PHOT 1110, PHOT 1420
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/21/17 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. demonstration efficient posing of subjects
    2. describe lighting colors
    3. describe lighting contrast
    4. describe lighting directions
    5. describe lighting form
    6. describe reflector types
    7. discuss appropriate lens use
    8. exhibit customer relations skills
    9. operate metering/remote triggering equipment
    10. produce couple (two person) portrait
    11. produce family or small group portraits
    12. produce head/shoulder portrait
    13. produce individual portraits
    14. produce large group portrait
    15. produce location business/formal portrait
    16. produce senior style portraits
    17. research natural portrait examples
    18. understand large group lighting
    19. use appropriate fill lighting/reflectors
    20. 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