Advanced Photography: Lighting on Location

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This critique-based studio course explores the use of light on location in photography. Topics explored by this course will include the use and modification of available light as well as the use of portable light sources such as flash (both single and multiple), portable battery powered strobes, remote light triggers and other tools.

The emphasis of this course will be on using lighting techniques outside the studio in order to gain an understanding of how light effects the way we interpret our world.

3 credits. Prerequisite: Photo I. Vahrenwald

Course Code: FA 362A, FA 362B

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