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Basic Portrait Lighting Assignment Awarded RCC Photo of the Week

Basic Portrait Lighting.  Final Assignment.  

Photo by RCC Photo student Ashley Hutchinson

Students were assigned to make a head and shoulders portrait on film in the studio using a basic 2 light setup. 

Traditional Black and White Mixed With Creative Thinking Grabs RCC Photo of the Week


This week two first year RCC Photography students, Catherine Gordon and Edgar Matos Valenzuela, were chosen for Photo of the Week honors.

Both images came from the Creative Print assignment given in the Corrections and Finishing II class. Students were asked to create a black and white print that “steps outside the box” using traditional black and white darkroom tools and unconventional toning techniques.

‘Passion’ Is What It Takes For RCC Photo of the Week

Photographic Corrections and Finishing – Passion Assignment.

Photo by RCC Photo student Kevin Glaser

One of the final assignments for PHO 111 is what has become known as the “passion” assignment.  Since August, freshmen students have learned how to properly finish and present their photographs following very rigid, strict and technical guidelines. This is not always an easy or enjoyable task for such creative minds. For the “passion” assignment, however, the students are assigned to create an image using their medium format film cameras. That’s it…almost. They are required to print and mount the photograph using the skills they have learned thus far. As they approach this assignment, the students are instructed to have fun with their cameras and to recall and write about the reason they enrolled in the RCC Photography program in the first place…a passion for photography.