COM 202 - Commercial Photography
Students will gain practical experience as to the theory behind and application of commercial photography and illustration. Projects will be relative to today’s marketing and societal needs. Lighting and composition will be heavily stressed. Photographic format will be slide film. Lab cost to student approximately $135 for supplies and processing. Must have camera.
Prerequisite: ART 112 Beginning Photography or ART 212 Intermediate Photography, or by portfolio acceptance by instructor
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Possess a working knowledge of both digital and film photography, and each of their unique applications in both the technical and economic aspects of commercial photography.
2. Have acquired competence in standard and advanced lighting techniques for still life, including three-point lighting and flash photography.
3. Understand how to correctly stage still life subjects in a commercial setting, as well as the ability to follow standard safety protocols when working in a darkroom or laboratory environment.
4. Compile a portfolio of their individual work completed over the course of the semester.
5. Have acquired experience in sharing their work with their peers and instructor(s) in a group-oriented environment (i.e. - participate in peer and instructor evaluated critiques of their assignments).
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