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Studio Lighting: What You Really Want to Know

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Sep 18 - Dec 04
3.00 CEUs,
10 Sessions

Len DeLessio Photographer

Through a series of slide and video presentations, demonstrations and hands-on experimentation, students will analyze lighting styles and explore the principles and hardware used to create images we see online and in print. We will examine the technical information hidden in the highlights and shadows in existing imagery and use that information to form a lighting recipe. Using Profoto, Kino Flo, Lowel and Arri hardware, students will set up and work with the lighting styles of well-known photographers such as Juergen Teller, Martin Schoeller, Jill Greenberg, Albert Watson, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, as well as those working in today's contemporary styles. In this hands-on course, students will photograph models using the lighting techniques discussed in class. Still-life product lighting will also be explored. The purpose of the course is to gain an understanding of how creative lighting is achieved and to apply these techniques toward the development of a personal style.
PREREQUISITE: At least one course in studio photography.
NOTE: Lighting equipment, light meters, models and seamless backgrounds will be provided. Students must supply their own digital or film cameras with manual exposure settings and a hot-shoe or PC flash sync connection.


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