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Langara Photo-Imaging Program – Photo 1228 with Catharine O’Brien-Bell


Another post in an effort to digitize all of the work I did in the Langara Professional Photo-Imaging Program. You can see all the previous posts here. In the second semester of the program Photo 1228 focused on Studio Techniques. The assignments in this course were:

  • Lab Supervisor
  • CP Operator
  • Illustration Assignments
    • Greyscale Table Top
    • Black on Black, White on White
    • Illustrative Lighting Technique
    • Macro
    • History of Photography
    • Interior
    • Night
    • Exploded View
    • Display Prints
  • Portrait Assignments
    • Basic Lighting Patterns
    • Business Portrait / Actors Headshot
    • Low Key Male
    • High Key Female
    • Editorial Portrait (on location flash)
    • Person and Pet OR Parent and Child

Through this course I learned how to:

  • Maintain Photo Development Chemicals in a Photo Lab Environment
  • Consistently process high quality 35mm, 120, and 4×5 negatives
  • Create useful Photographs to meet specific client needs
  • Produce quality, commercial, illustrative photographs in studio and on location
  • Execute basic portrait sittings in the studio
  • Use a variety of electronic flash equipment
  • Use a medium format camera system with a high degree of competence
  • Expertly print all types of Black and White negatives up to a print size of 16″x20″

By far my favorite assignments were the Macro and Night shot assignments. I really liked being able to show people a perspective/exposure they don’t usually get to experience with their eyes alone.

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