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Masks Advanced!

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

  • Utilize as many of the special effect lighting listed below
  • You must experiment with different/alternative lighting techniques
  • You MUST hand in 48 quality shots and 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
  • Stop Motion
  • Painting with Light
  • 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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