Oct 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 348A - Studio Lighting and Product Photography


Units: 3
Studio strobes, basic lighting principles, and the use of digital cameras and view cameras in the creation of commercial-quality product photography for print and the web. Field trips may be required.

Prerequisites: Art 240.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ART 3670.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of visual forms and their aesthetic functions, color theory, basic design, and their application in product photography;
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with studio strobes, lighting principles and the use of digital and view cameras along with studio techniques such as tethered capture, asset management and keyword practices;
  3. Create a studio still life product shot and create a soft edge alpha channel selection suitable for catalog and web reproduction;
  4. Create a highly stylized, conceptual photograph of a product;
  5. Create and compose a conceptual photographic composite using newly created studio photographs to illustrate a thought, concept or idea;
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in exposure control and advanced lighting applications;
  7. Schedule, coordinate and participate in photographing a large product, large set shoot in a group or team environment;
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in creating an estimate and invoice for a commercial photography assignment;
  9. Identify current trends in studio based commercial advertising, people and fine art photography.




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