Course Outlines

Product Photography — PHOT 1651

  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
    In this course, students will take part in the planning, photography, and post-production of product-type photography projects. Emphasis will be given to studio lighting, and students will apply lighting and aesthetic skills to a variety of assignments including architecture, food, still-life objects, glassware, and people. Students will also replicate industry work as they make images according to client specifications regarding size, cropping, file format output, color, and other layout considerations. The student will review and investigate all the variables, controls, and characteristics related to a professional photo shoot in an effort to create a higher quality digital image and a better understanding of the advancing technology. Prerequisites: PHOT 1050 Camera Skills, PHOT 1110- Lighting Basics, PHOT 1310, PHOT 1320, 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. adjust image file formats
    2. adjust image quality controls
    3. clean camera image sensor
    4. connect with professional photography organizations
    5. create accurate lighting/setup diagrams
    6. define image quality
    7. demonstrate camera operation proficiency
    8. demonstrate correct use of table top lighting
    9. demonstrate custom WB procedures
    10. demonstrate proficiency in studio lighting
    11. demonstrate safe use of equipment and facilities
    12. demonstration correct use of gray card
    13. demonstration light painting techniques
    14. explore industry image usage
    15. produce a HDR/blended image
    16. produce a high quality stitched panoramic image
    17. understand copyright concerns
    18. understand high dynamic range images
    19. understand image histograms
    20. understand panoramic techniques
    21. understand product photography applications
    22. understand role of art director
    23. use RAW image processing techniques
    24. use digital imaging terminology
    25. use large format digital cameras
    26. use model/property releases
    27. use software to manage and process images
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted