September 2, 2014
"Wherever there is light, one can photograph." – Alfred Stieglitz
Of course, natural light is better, but you can play with light if you want to take good photos. Our Visual Communication students had a Studio photography exercise to hone their skills in playing with light. With this studio exercise, they are expected to develop technical skills in exposing good pictures, create emotional responses from a specified audience, develop their analytical eye for effective framing and composition and illustrate the basics of image retouching and processing techniques.
Knowing the specific setting used to take the photo is the key to getting the feel of how to duplicate the photograph's feel or character. 10-15 quality photographs should be produced indicating what aperture was used, lighting type, shutter speed and ISO was used.