Photo 120 - Photographic Studio Etiquette - Amy Tierney
|Course:||Photographic Studio Etiquette|
Greetings! I am Amy Tierney, an adjunct Photography Instructor and working professional photographer. I welcome you to get to know more about my work and the skills I bring to this class by visiting my website www.thriveimages.com.
I am teaching this class because I want you to be skilled and ready to work at a professional studio and/or on a photo set.
I am so glad that you are interested in setting yourself up for success.
Photo 120 introduces photo studio and set etiquette first by understanding how to be best prepared when working as a photo assistant on a photographer’s set, then by identifying the equipment and safety protocols required while also understanding clear communication standards, as well as time management and coordination strategies (via current studio management apps).
The course will require reading course materials, participating in discussion assignments, identifying equipment through visual exercise assignments, quizzes and writing a final essay (or interview with a professional studio photographer).
You will find this photo studio etiquette class useful if you:
- Want to hone your communication and time management skills as an assistant or studio manager via apps and approaches that actual studios use
- Want to learn the equipment safety steps required to assist
- Want to learn about current communication on set
- Want to expand your knowledge of the ethical standards of photo studio or set
- Want to work in a studio or on a set
What to Expect in this Course
This is a five (5) week class that meets asynchronously via online distance learning beginning Monday, Oct 3, 2022 – Nov 5, 2022, Saturday; there are no online synchronous class meetings, i.e. Zoom.
The amount of hours required averages 10 hours per week – 4 for reviewing per week and 6 for accomplishing assignments and quizzes per week. You will need to calendar yourself successfully to read course materials, watch instructor presentation videos, participate in discussions (group critique), complete assignments, complete quizzes and create your final project.
- Working WIFI
- Canvas application – working knowledge to see and deliver assignments
- Word processing application – eg. Microsoft Word
Types of Assessments
The final grade will be derived from the following sources:
1. Discussion and Critique: Students will be required to show their own work and effectively comment on the work of others. For critiques you will be asked to review peers' work with at least 1 pro, 1 con, and 1 alternative approach about the work being presented. These are graded.
2. Assignments and Exercises: Students will have a visual assignment that will graded on how well the specific problem is solved. Each assignment (or exercise), unless otherwise noted, will be given a numerical grade.
3. Quizzes and Exams: Students will be given several quizzes relating to the presentations and demonstrations plus a final essay (or an interview with a professional photographer, student’s choice).
4. Final Project: Students will submit a final essay (or a written interview that includes some still photographs or short video clips with a professional photographer)
Types of Assessments for this Class:
Class and lab participation: Students should come to class labs prepared. For critiques, each student will be required to reply online via their Canvas account to at least 2 other students’ work with five fully written sentences per reply, specifically critiquing technical skill, composition and actual real world news relevance of the photos presented.
Assignments and Exercises: Visual and written assignments uploaded to your Canvas portfolio are graded on how well the specific problems have been solved along with written technical notes, explanations/captions/ etc uploaded to your Canvas portfolio after the presentation.
Final Project: Students will submit a final essay, or a written interview with a working professional photographer that includes some still photographs and/or short video clips. It will be the student’s choice regarding which of these two types of final projects they choose to submit.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
There is no required textbook for the course; however there are required readings. This Photo 120 course will have required reading and will be located as links within your Canvas assignments.
Other Relevant Course Information
An online 5 question quiz IS DUE midweek THE FIRST WEEK in the Canvas module for this course to determine if you can successfully complete this class. You'll be able to see correct answers and attempt it two times. You've got this!
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Last updated: 09/19/2022 Sub#: 1489