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Trade & Industrial Education
Studio Portraiture
In this course the students will use their many skills learned using digital capture on location with various types of lighting situations and in the studio with electronic strobes, review of the SLR digital camera, incident meters with strobes and ratio lighting with traditional lighting setups using models.
Debbie Kirkpatrick 918-828-5031
A. Use Posing Techniques.
1. Explain and demonstrate ratio lighting with strobes.
2. Review various masculine and famine poses.
3. Discuss non-traditional posing choices.
4. Discuss situations in casual and formal posing.
5. Perform a variety of posing projects using ratio lighting.

B. Perform On-Location Portrait Techniques.
1. Discuss on-location photography situations.
2. Discuss natural lighting.
3. Discuss natural backgrounds.
4. Photograph an on-location portrait using casual posing and natural lighting.
5. Discuss various flash units and demonstrate the usage.
6. Photograph portraits with four types of lighting using informal posing.
7. Photograph a formal senior portrait setting.
8. Discuss composition, style, and critique projects and techniques.

C. Utilize Commercial Photography Techniques.
1. Discuss commercial product photography and effective photo techniques.
2. Discuss advertising photography.
3. Examine various advertisements with photographs.
4. Explain lighting techniques for product photography.
5. Compose a product layout and photograph it.
6. Define still life and its elements.
7. Compose a still-life product session.
8. Discuss composition, style, and critique projects and techniques.

D. Create a Multimedia Presentation.
1. Photograph various events and classes for a slide show.
2. Process images digitally.
3. Select and mount best images.
4. Arrange images to tell a story.

E. Expand Digital Photoshop Skills.
1. Conduct serious retouching for photographic excellence.
2. Use tools to drop out backgrounds.
3. Study sweeps, brushes, libraries, and the preset manager.
4. Demonstrate double exposures, quick masks, and sharpening.
5. Continue to expand work space, layer masks, and composites.
6. Practice color balancing by the numbers, fill layers, and curves.
Exploring Color Photography Fourth Edition by Robert Hirsch, McGraw-Hill Publisher (2005)

Mountain Light VHS by Kodak

Dean Collins on Lighting DVD Series

Portrait Techniques Series by Photovision
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Visual Arts Digital Photographer
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Visual Arts Digital Photographer Technician