Commercial Photography
3 Credit Hours

This course provides an in-depth study of professional commercial photography. Business practices, tools, techniques, and applications are explored via demonstrations, assignments, and on-the-job partnerships with community businesses and non-profits. Students will learn to apply exposure techniques, camera filters, composition, and the types and characteristics of light unique to commercial photography. Course work includes: in-depth study of advertising photography; studio and location camera techniques and lighting; model, food, and architectural photography; layout specifications and art direction; corporate and stock photography; digital imaging applications; and current commercial business practices. Via self- and class critiques, students will evaluate their own work and that of their peers. Participation in the student photography show is required.