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In this rotation, you will be photographing a fellow student wearing a mask. This assignment introduces you to the Horror lighting technique.. This is your first commercial portrait shoot involving a model with a prop.

  • There are 4 specific lighting techniques. Split, back, hair and horror lighting. You MUST hand in 12 quality shots of each technique.
  • Out of the 48 shots, you must pick 1 enlargement.
  • You MUST color adjust and image edit all of your final 48 shots before handing in/printing
  • Contact sheet is 3 up
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Competency: #801- Operate digital camera and accessories, #802- Compose a photograph through the lens & #803- Demonstrate use of lighting.

Project: The key to a strong portrait shoot is PLANNING! Think about your subject, your space, your props, your color scheme your lighting, your angle of the camera… This leaves your design OPEN for creativity!

Related Vocabulary

The End Result

  • Low Key
  • Raw Lighting
  • Split Lighting
  • Back Lighting
  • Hair Lighting
  • Horror Lighting
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Key Points
From Class Lecture & Reading Packet with Vocabulary
  • Exposure
  • ISO
  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • Light Meter
  • DSLR
  • White Balance
  • RAW Files
  • JPEG Files
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