Light and Lighting (PHO4238.01)

Jonathan Kline

This intermediate photo course will explore the way light conveys emotional, narrative, and psychological meaning. The goal is to increase students’ experience in recognizing and shaping these effects. Each week books by noted photographers will be assigned for study and discussion. Workshops and demos will involve small collaborative teams in a variety of studio and on-location situations using natural light, hot lights, and strobe lights.

While no specific equipment or materials are itemized for this course, students are expected to have a secure way of transporting and storing their digital files outside of the VAPA server, likely a Mac-compatible external hard drive. Additional supplies will need to be purchased to realize individual projects due week 8 and week 13.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Successfully passed Photo Foundations. For more information, students should contact Jonathan Kline (
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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