The First Year Studio Photography & Image Production module aims to provide students with a working knowledge of photographic lighting, equipment and techniques. The focus being photographs that are constructed rather than observed in a studio environment.
Students learn how to modify light through reflecting, filtering, filling, diffusing, and cutting. Once students can identify and take advantage of natural light, they will progress to adding artificial light into the image – through the use of camera flash, external flash, hot-lights, studio strobes, as well as combinations of light sources. Students learn about the effects of light on the photographic image – angle, brightness, contrast, colour temperature, and diffusion/concentration. Students are also introduced to the basic concepts behind digital image production, including post processing techniques using modern image processing software.