Studio Shooting


A new internet radio station needs an advertisement. This will be used on various public transport platforms as well as on the internet platform on Spotify. Additionally they want studio pictures of one or more people. It’s up to you how you would like to create it and print it. Keeping mind that it needs to attract new listeners and create interest in the radio station. You get to choose between three different radio stations.

– Norwegian Culture and Politics: Debate, feature articles, interviews and excerpts from events.

– Humor: Old classic humor like Monty Python and Fleksnes. Focus on 60-70 classics.

– Music: Independent “up and coming” artists operating in the genres; electronica and indie.

You are free to choose your model, but it’s vital to the assignment that the person gives consent to the photo shoot, and agrees that the pictures may be published. To ensure this is done correctly, fill out the contract in your weekly plan under Mandatory assignments. (Note: The document is in Norwegian. English speaking students are advised to locate a model contract release form which fill the requirements of the laws and regulations of your country.)

And other contracts


  • Size of the print version: 29.7 x 42 cm, 300 DPI.
  • Size online version: 1050×900 px, 72 DPI.
  • Deliver both files in the same PDF.


Here is my report and shoot:  Click to open in new window



LA – Studio Lighting


Find a beauty photography and a fashion photography either in a fashion magazine or online, and explain the light setup you think was used for each image.


I found this beauty shot online.

(taken from this page)

Fashion shot.

(taken from this page)


Then I had this wonderful model for the last bit of the assignment, my dog Virus.

Soft lighting:

soft light

Harder lighting (more dramatic):hard light

I could’ve gotten a more dramatic look, had I had a portable good lightsource (in which case my main lamp would be more from the same level as the subject instead of from above). Seeing as this was only a learning activity and not a mandatory assignment, I chose to save the use of an assistent to hold my lamp for next time.


MA04 – photography

Three best photos after my opinion:

Information about aperture, ISO etc can be found in the picture description.


LA 06 – History of photography

Assignment 1.

  • Pick three events in the timeline from this week’s lesson History of Photography: An Introduction, and find photographs of the event on the Internet or in the library and write a paragraph explaining the event in more detail. Include your photographs in the description.

Assignment 2.

Go to the library or search on the Internet and find a photograph from the 19th century (taken before 1900). Write a short “think piece” about this photograph. You are free to select any image you would like to write about, as long as the photograph was taken during the 19th century. Examine the photograph carefully and write about what you see and what the photograph makes you think about. Some (but not all) things you could consider are:

  • What does the photograph tell you about the photographer?
  • What does it tell you about the subject of the image?
  • Does the technical quality of the image (or lack thereof) help or hinder the success of the photograph?
  • Where did the photographer stand when he or she took this picture?
  • How does his or her camera position or angle affect the outcome of the image?
  • Why does this picture interest you?

In short, tell me what you think about the image in your own words. This assignment is to be written in a word processor (doc, docx or pdf) and uploaded to your WordPress blog. The image you are writing about should be included as an embedded image in your paper.

Assignment 3.

  • Do research on the Internet or at your local library on how to make your own pinhole camera.
  • Make a pinhole camera and take some pictures of what it looks like. You can upload these pictures to Moodle.
  • If you have the resources, buy a roll of film and take a few shots with your new camera.


PDF:   learning_activity_photography_research
PS: I might have misplaced some of the links in the last page (sources).

You will not find assignment 3 in this pdf. Arianna (from my class) and I made a pinhole camera today in my very own livingroom. We ran out of sunlight before it was done, so we decided to take the photos tomorrow (monday) instead. Hence the delay on documentation regarding the last assignment which was not mandatory for the deadline at midnight.

It’s been a real joy learning about the birth of the camera, and I can’t wait to see the photos we get from our own home-made pinhole camera.