Learning Activity – Studio Lighting

Learning Activities

Question 1

(30 min)                                                             

Written assignment
  1. Name three lighting sources and their functions.
  2. Name two light modifiers and explain the difference between them.
  3. Draw a diagram of and describe the three-point lighting setup.

Question 2

(2 hours)                                                                     

Research assignment
  1. Draw three studio setups for the following subject matters and list all the equipment that you would use to light your subjects:
    • Portrait
    • Fashion
    • Beauty
  2. In a magazine or on the Internet, find one fashion shot, a beauty shot and a portrait shot and explain how you think the lighting was set up in each shot.

Question 3

(2 hours)                                                                     

Practical assignment
Take some portrait shots and pay specific attention to the lighting you use. I would like to see a shot with soft lighting and one with more dramatic, harder lighting. It would be beneficial to hire studio lighting, but if you can’t, you may use natural light, reflectors and your camera’s flash.

Due dates

This Learning Activity must be published on your WordPress blog by the end of the week.

Please note

You must complete 80% of the Learning Activities in order to pass this course.

Resources and equipment

  • Pen, paper and scanner
  • Magazines or the Internet
  • Camera
  • Model
  • Lighting equipment (if possible)
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