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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDFP 389</span>

CDFP 389 Studio Lighting I

Certificate and Degree Credit
Communication & Design Program Area

Prerequisite(s): CDFP 329
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $651.02* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)

This course offers an intensive investigation into all aspects of studio lighting photography. The course consists of a series of lectures, critiques, and extensive studio sessions learning the basic techniques.Particular attention is paid to controlled lighting, precise exposure, and the techniques of electronic flash as they apply to studio photography. Emphasis is placed on learning to balance compositional elements within the frame to produce an articulate photograph. Other topics include filters, special effects, and an introduction to the business of commercial photography. Equivalent to one Professionally Related elective in Image Arts from Table I (see Undergraduate Program Calendar). (Formerly Commerical Photography I)

Note: A prerequisite may be waived if the student has specific professional experience. Registered certificate program students who do not have the prerequisite and who wish to take this course must contact the Academic Coordinator, Dennis Miles, at for more information.

To find out more about your instructor, see the Photography instructor biographies.

Students must own or have access to a digital interchangeable lens camera with at least 10 megapixels and at least one lens in the "normal" to moderate telephoto range (equivalent to 50mm to 90mm on full frame sensor).

Fall 2018
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Classroom Delivery Option
Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 12 Sep 2018-12 Dec 2018
Winter 2019
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2019.
Spring/Summer 2019
Enrolment for Spring/Summer 2019 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday - Friday1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.17 Jun 2019 - 04 Jul 2019
Monday - Friday1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.17 Jun 2019 - 04 Jul 2019

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