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ACI302 - Photographic Lighting 2: Studio Lighting

Unit details

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

Must be enrolled in an Arts or Arts combined course



Unit chair:

Anne Wilson


ACI205 plus one other unit from one of ACI201, ACI202, ACI203, ACI204



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


In this unit students are shown how the Photographic Studio is a constructed and stylised space separate from the external found world. The studio offers a potential for synthetic visualization plus an element of experiential and professional practice not found in other units. From its origins of portrait painting, through the post-war period of creative advertising and arriving in the contemporary tableau and psycho-dramatic style, studio photography is a technical and artistic discipline for students with professional and creative aspirations.


Topics in this unit include:

  • The conventions of the portrait: formal, informal, experimental, and nude
  • Lighting set-ups
  • Lens and camera choice
  • Still-life and table-top techniques
  • Tableau and constructed space
  • The found studio
  • Genre recreation


Lighting Workshop 20%

Genre recreation and Research Paper 30%

Major Production Assignment 50%

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