Learning Activity – Studio Lighting

Learning Activities

Question 1

(30 min)                                                             

Written assignment
  1. Name three lighting sources and their functions.
  2. Name two light modifiers and explain the difference between them.
  3. Draw a diagram of and describe the three-point lighting setup.

Question 2

(2 hours)                                                                     

Research assignment
  1. Draw three studio setups for the following subject matters and list all the equipment that you would use to light your subjects:
    • Portrait
    • Fashion
    • Beauty
  2. In a magazine or on the Internet, find one fashion shot, a beauty shot and a portrait shot and explain how you think the lighting was set up in each shot.

Question 3

(2 hours)                                                                     

Practical assignment
Take some portrait shots and pay specific attention to the lighting you use. I would like to see a shot with soft lighting and one with more dramatic, harder lighting. It would be beneficial to hire studio lighting, but if you can’t, you may use natural light, reflectors and your camera’s flash.

Due dates

This Learning Activity must be published on your WordPress blog by the end of the week.

Please note

You must complete 80% of the Learning Activities in order to pass this course.

Resources and equipment

  • Pen, paper and scanner
  • Magazines or the Internet
  • Camera
  • Model
  • Lighting equipment (if possible)

Learning Activity – Put Thought Into Your Design.

Learning Activities

Design a 5-page website or blog to promote your hometown (or any other place if you so choose). Present your design along with a strategy that explains the decisions you’ve made during the design process (keep the six steps mentioned in the lesson Web Design Process: Designing for Web (part 2)in mind). Remember, it’s important for us to see how you think, so explain why you decided to do things the way you did.

This is a front-end design learning activity. No coding or publishing is needed.

Please upload this activity to your WordPress blog along with a Word document or PDF explaining your strategy.

I Decided to make a page about Frøya in Sør.Trøndelag, Norway.

A google maps location : http://tinyurl.com/gsqpz4x

I started the project by reading the local news paper online : http://www.hitra-froya.no/
I then created some wireframes to have a good plan to execute. – Frøya  <-WireframePDF.

1. You need to establish goals
Goals : Visually pleasing, easy to navigate, representation of local vistas.

2. Who is your audience?
Audience : Local population as well as tourists and outsiders  reasearching the area.

3. What is your brand’s image?
Image : This one is a bit hard to describe but words that come to mind are community and scenery.

4. Solve the problem
Problem? :
5. Measure your results
Results? :

6. Always look for little improvements
Always do.


Learning Activity – Design Different Looks.

Learning Activities
Copy the exact content from a homepage of a website of your choice. Now redesign this homepage in three different ways. Each design should evoke a different emotional response from viewers. You can choose what you would like these emotional responses to be.

Please upload this activity to your WordPress blog along with a short report where you explain the look and intent of each of the three designs.

Learning Activity – Create a Wireframe

Learning Activities
Now it’s your turn to create your very own website wireframe.

In the last assignment, you had to come up with a list of 10 questions for a briefing form. I would like you to now fill in this briefing form, take the answers and create a wireframe for the site.

You can choose if you want it to be a lo-tech or hi-tech architecture.  Regardless of which method you choose, I would like to see as much detail as possible. Also, please write a short paragraph to explain why you chose the lo-tech or hi-tech option.




For this assignment i used the online software LucidChart. It was similar to the software demonstrated in the lynda videos and was easy to learn. it also simplified making good wireframes in a good looking and nice clean style, suitable for demontrational purposes.
It is also easy to change things around and add notes while working and it has a good cloud storage solution when working on the move, meaning you dont have to run around with a specific computer or USB pen when visiting a client.

Learning Activity – Providing Your Own Hosting Service

Learning Activities


This learning activity is to acquire your own hosting service. This hosting service will be needed throughout the rest of your studies, and this Learning Activity is therefor Mandatory. 

You are free to choose any service in the world. If you find it difficult to find one, we recommend one.com.

Consider your domain name very carefully. This cannot be altered.

For this learning activity i am aksed to create/get my own domain and hosting service. I have experience in this already and personally like to use http://www.domeneshop.no as i already have experience and a good track record with this hosting service


The site is still in the works but will be up soon.

Thank you for reading

– J