Lighting Fundamentals

Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.

Summer 2014
  • Full Summer | FLM/PHT135A Mon 6:00-9:15 Staszel Sign Up

This course in lighting basics is designed for aspiring photographers, filmmakers and video makers. This complex subject is introduced by concentrating first on learning to see how lighting works in paintings, photographs and motion pictures, deconstructing a variety of images and scenes. Then, students will participate in lighting and shooting projects using still cameras, video cameras and 16mm cameras. Many acclaimed artists are known for their exquisite use of light. Students will discuss and experience some of these lighting techniques. Students start with simple lighting set-ups and advance to more complex situations. Grading is based on written exams, practical exercises and participation. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.