Apr 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

PHOT-182 Introduction to Light and Color

Credits 3 / 4 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016) Pre- or Co-requisite: PHOT-180  
This course is an introduction to the aesthetics of light. Students will examine light quality direction and color as it illuminates a subject. Several semester-long photographic projects and weekly studio assignments are included. The course continues to emphasize photographic craft and visual problem solving.

Course Outcomes
1. Exposure and processing of color transparency films 2. Use of hot lights for studio lighting 3. Use of exposure to control the appearance of color in final image 4. Scanning and printing color slides 5. Color correction using new adjustment layers and curves 6. Control of light for simple studio lighting 7. Awareness of light quality - its role in a visual statement 8. Understanding of the aesthetics of color and color theory 9. Understand basics of visual perception 10. Application of design principles 11. Identify characteristics of various color transparency films 12. Control light and color to solve a variety of visual communication problems 13. Identify exposure and processing errors 14. Identify and correct color casts 15. Identify and correct scanning and printing errors 16. 35mm SLR camera handling 17. Darkroom techniques (film processing, slide mounting, record keeping) 18. Scanning/printing digital images