NM2201 - Photographic Lighting and Contexts
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)
This subject introduces students to a range of skills and approaches to working with
artificial lighting in the photographic studio. Workshops allow students to build
up a skills base and a series of weekly lectures introduce contemporary and historical
studio practice, including the practical application of theoretical concepts. This
unit concentrates on understanding, using and subverting the power relationships between
photographer and subject set up by working in the studio. Lectures also explore key
concepts and ideas concerning representational strategies and studio practice, including
areas of identity, agency, the gaze and the frame and the evolution of the studio
space from the painter's studio right up to the networked, multimedia space of today.
Students learn lighting skills for portraiture and still life but also how to interact
with a human subject, how to play creatively, how to introduce chance and uncertainty
into their photography. Students are also encouraged to explore the work and ideas
of key practitioners and thinkers, which will be invaluable in the production of new
ideas and work.
- Technical skill in the use of artificial lighting in the photographic studio including
studio flash and continuous lighting;
- The development of an imaginative and potentially engaging visual arts practice;
- An awareness of safe working practices in the photographic studio;
- Organisation and professionalism including teamwork, punctuality and time management;
- Contextual knowledge and awareness of past practice including a range of theoretical
approaches to the presentation of human and non- human subjects.
||12CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr David Salisbury
||Mr Raul Posse Emiliani.
- 13 hours lectures
- 26 hours workshops/Seminars
||subject (30%); control (20%); online exam (20%); connections/relationships (30%).
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and in case
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