This is a Diploma level course. It’s designed to further extend the experienced art/commercial photographer with their vision and relationship with their medium.
This course is ideal for those wishing to become photographic assistants or to establish their own indoor studio. This subject has been planned specifically as an extension from the Introduction to the Studio; it is therefore expected that students will already be comfortable with lighting control and studio equipment use. This is a very practical subject, and upon successful completion of this course you can expect to have a much deeper understanding of working with portable and permanent studio setups, equipment, simple construction, maintenance, design and handling.
- Equipment assembly/disassembly
- Equipment maintenance
- Equipment construction
- The portable studio
- Lighting control
- Shaping shadows
- Chroma zones
- Mixed light sources
- Painting with light
- Light ratios and exposure values
Mark Spaven teaches this subject and says
“This class thoroughly covers the nitty-gritty of assisting, including basic equipment repairs, maintenance and professional conduct.
The interesting thing about this subject is how students who complete it realise just how specifically they can manipulate lighting and colour to fulfil their own creative vision with a broad palette of techniques in the studio or on location.
What students might find most useful is the portable studio exercise which stitches up all of the information covered over the term and the realisation for students that colour density is a relative, controllable entity.”
Please view the calendar for key dates at the CCP.
Early Enrolment Discount
A $40 discount applies if full payment is made before the Term Census Date.
- Introduction to Photography
- Camera 1
- Camera 2
- Introduction to Darkroom
- Introduction to the Studio.
9 weeks, 3 hours per class. Students should expect to do an extra 6 hours a week of their own work.
- Digital or film camera with manual controls
- Remote flash trigger
- It is expected that students will supply their own film and paper or digital output.