3-Point Set-Up 
Photo/Video - 2/1

Photography - Studio Portrait

Photography/Video – Hours: 20
 

Student Goals:
Students will be introduced to the concepts of SLR camera operations and the use of the composition in Photography

Purpose:
Basic photography skills are so important in today’s digital design world. Whether its a photo for a website or a product shot for an advertisement. Photography is a must-have skill in today's design world.

Student Objectives:
By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to set up and complete a studio photoshoot with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.

 

Skill Task:

801 - Operate digital camera and accessories.

802 - Compose a photograph through the lens.

803 - Differentiate lighting options and their effects.

804 - Stabilize camera.

805 - Download and manage digital images.

 

Exploratory Project:

Mask

OVERVIEW:

Lecture – Introduction to SLR Cameras and Studio Equipment (20-30 minutes)

During this lecture, you will learn about the basic layout and setup of a typical professional photography studio and the equipment used to conduct a photoshoot. You will also be split into small groups and the instructor will give you a tour of the studio and hands-on instruction working with the equipment. You will also learn about the safety procedures necessary to work in a photo studio. You will be given a checklist to complete by the conclusion of this assignment.

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS

Lighting has three main purposes:

  1. Create an illusion of depth (modeling).

  2. Create a mood.

  3. Normalize (or, conversely, emphasize) the subject's features.

 

There are 4 sections of this project:

​1- 8-10 Sketches of the ideas or concepts of the shots for the overall Campaign Launch - 20 Points

2 - 2 Contact sheets of 12 photos on each sheet - 12 for the clothing line and 12 for the accessories. - 30 Points

3 - 2 mounted final photos edited and printed - One Figure, One Accessory,  hung in the gallery - 50 Points

4 - Complete a portfolio page of the campaign ideas for the look and feel of the company launch (see business plan) - 100 Points

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OVERVIEW:

What is Three-Point Lighting? Click Here For 6 Light Step Ideas

As the name would suggest, three-point lighting is a way of lighting a subject such that the light comes from three different directions.  The size, distance, intensity, and position of the light sources control how the light falls on the subject, where the shadows fall, and how “hard” or “soft” those shadows may be.  Before getting into how to set up three-point lighting, let’s look at these four basics.

There are 4 sections of this project:

1- 8-10 Sketches of the ideas or concepts of the shots for the overall Campaign Launch - 20 Points

2 - 2 Contact sheets of 12 photos on each sheet - 12 for the clothing line and 12 for the accessories. - 30 Points

3 - 2 mounted final photos edited and printed - One Figure, One Accessory,  hung in the gallery - 50 Points

4 - Complete a portfolio page of the campaign ideas for the look and feel of the company launch (see business plan) - 100 Points

Assessment:

Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.

 

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HOMEWORK:

Year Two, Project Overview:

- Artist Salvador Dali
Develop a work influenced by the artist Salvador Dali. The project that you develop should push the idea of surrealism, combine objects that work together but don't have any real connection, also think about melting effects and stretching the features of the body or figure. If you are unsure of what to use, ask an instructor. You may work from pictures that you've taken for the assignment. SPEND TIME SKETCHING.

 

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Assessment:

Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.

 

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Experimental Project: Black Pen
Project Name: CROSS-CONTOUR​

Project Overview: 

A contour is the line which defines a form or edge - an outline. Contour drawing is the place where most beginners start, following the visible edges of a shape. The contour describes the outermost edges of a form, as well as dramatic changes of plane within the form.  Put simply, a contour line drawing is an "outline drawing," that uses no shading.  

A contour drawing is done when the artist looks intently at the EDGES of an object, but rarely looks at the paper while the pencil moves.  The goal of contour drawing is to make a line that is authentic and true to what you are actually seeing, and to train your hand to copy your eye's movement.

 

Specifications:

Cross contour lines are drawn lines which travel, as the name suggests, across the form. Cross contours follow the form of the surface area- using curved lines over curving or spherical planes, straight lines across flat surfaces, etc.

 

EXAMPLES

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Classroom Zoom Hours - 1PM to 1:30 PM - Monday - Thursday

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Office Zoom Hours - 2PM to 2:30 PM - Monday - Thursday

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.
 

CONTACT US:

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

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