PHT108 Introduction to Light (8)
CSU Discipline Area: Design and Visual Production
Assumed Knowledge: VPA103 or MPI107 or PHT103
Abstract: This subject is aimed at introducing students to the principles and techniques of photographic lighting on location and in the field. Students will acquire a working knowledge of light metering techniques and be able to apply them in the field. All forms of light control will be introduced and students will gain an understanding of lighting contrast and direction as well as using light styles for mood and effect. Emphasis will be placed on simple and effective lighting techniques involving reflectors, diffusers and portable flash for photographic needs such as documentary, press, portraiture and fashion.