Photography BA (A), Light and Form, 7.5 credits

Syllabus:

Photography BA (A), Light and Form, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: FT031G
  • Subject/Main field: Photography
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (A)
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: G1N - First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Natural science, Design, and Sustainable Development
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 1/25/2019
  • Date of change: 12/14/2022
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2023

Aim

The aim of the course is for students to learn the basic principles of photographic lighting. The course will introduce students to typical lighting situations and methods for modifying and shaping light.

Course objectives

After passing the course students will:
- be able to measure light quantity
- be able to describe light quality
- be able to apply basic knowledge of lighting for photography
- comprehend basic colour theory
- operate photographic lighting equipment

Content

The course deals with:
- Artificial and natural lighting
- Lighting theory
- Light modification
- Colour theory
- Professional lighting techniques
- Camera settings

Entry requirements

General entry requirements

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The course will include lectures, seminars and practical assignments.

Examination form

I101: Assignment 1, 1.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

I201: Assignment 2, 1.5 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

I301: Assignment 3, 3.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

W100: Workshops, 1.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

Unless otherwise specified, all written submissions shall be using the well-known source systems such as APA-Style.

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

Eventual expenses for travel, materials and technical equipment are paid for by the student.

Course reading

Reference literature

  • Author: Lindsay Renee Adler, Erik Valind
  • Title: Shooting in Sh*tty Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Author: Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua, Steven Biver
  • Title: Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Author: Chris Knight
  • Title: The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook

Required literature

  • Author: Lavine, Joe and Bartholomew, Brad
  • Title: Lighting for Photographers: An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography
  • Edition: Senaste upplagan
  • Publisher: Focal Press

The page was updated 12/14/2022