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ACI205 - Photographic Lighting 1: Natural and Artificial Lighting

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125

ACM205 Lighting Design 1: Natural and Artificial Lighting

Unit chair:

Sean Loughrey


ACI101 and ACI102



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


ACI205 introduces students to the fundamentals of natural and artificial lighting. Through series class presentations, demonstrations and practical exercises students will gain the knowledge and skills required to creatively utilise the material of light within the photographic image.

The unit also include an introduction to evaluating and working with ambient natural and artificial lighting, including: small strobe flash, portable studio style flash, light painting and various experimental approaches, low light photography and mixed (natural and artificial) lighting. Technical exercises cover advanced meter reading and colour referencing, basic light shaping, direction control and quality of light.

A variety of genres are explored including standard portraiture and film noir, landscape and urban photography. The history and theory of lighting in relation to significant practitioners will be considered in relation to the creative practice assignments.


Ambient natural lighting project 20%

Genre lighting design project 30%

Lighting skills folio 50%

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