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PHOTO 242 — Light and Lighting for Fine Art Photography

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Mon/Wed
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 4 weeks
Date(s): Jul 10—Jul 31
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 16
Units: 2
Tuition: $505
Instructor(s): Adam Katseff
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: This course has 7 class sessions over 4 weeks.
On-campus course
6:30—9:30 pm
Jul 10—Jul 31
4 weeks
Drop By
Jul 16
2 Units
Adam Katseff
Please Note: This course has 7 class sessions over 4 weeks.
In this course, we will explore light—natural and artificial—as both a tool and a subject in fine art photography. Through demonstration, assignments, slide shows, and critiques, we will gain an understanding of how to control and utilize light. Topics will include the sun and the moon, hardware store lights, external on-camera flash, and studio strobes. We will begin with assignments that help us to understand natural light for both landscape and portraiture. In-class demonstrations will include shooting tethered to a computer, and investigating what it means to add light to a subject, from simple clamp lights to the most advanced studio strobes and light modifiers. By the end of the course, students will have the technical skills needed to control light and also an aesthetic understanding of when it is needed and what it can add to a subject.

This course is designed for intermediate- and advancedlevel photographers. A general understanding of the camera and image editing is expected. A digital camera with manual controls is required, and students will need some form of external on-camera flash, which will be discussed in class.

Adam Katseff, Fine Art Photographer

Adam Katseff’s work has been shown internationally, most recently at the Sasha Wolf Gallery, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Art Museum. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections, and he received the inaugural INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award. He is represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco. Katseff received an MFA from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.