Course Outlines

Natural Light Portraits — PHOT 1120

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 1.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 0.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course covers the use of natural outdoor and window lighting and cameras to produce professional looking portraits. Emphasis will be on the use locations and posing 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 direction, form, intensity, color and contrast to enhance the character and features of the customer. Projects will include typical 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. 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