4 credits (elective, levels 1,2)
The studio lighting course provides practical exposure to concerns of the studio photographer, including an introduction to strobe and tungsten lights, grip equipment and techniques for controlling natural and artificial light. Through faculty demonstrations, students learn to light a variety of subject matter: portraiture, fashion, tabletop, still life, as well as lighting environments on location, weekly exercises and studio and field assignments and critiques. Though still camera based this course content has video applications as well and constant lighting for video will be discussed. Lighting on location is emphasized.