I teach two classes at the New York Film Academy (Universal Studios campus) for 1-year and 2-year MFA photography students.

The first class is a photography master class for 1-year photography students that teaches students how to properly execute a photoshoot. The course is a 16-week program incorporating lighting modifiers, indoor/studio lighting, shooting techniques, camera settings, post-processing and more. Below is the an excerpt from the syllabus.

 

COURSE
Fashion: Lighting-Capture-Post

INSTRUCTOR
Charles Lucima

CREDITS
3 Credits

COURSE LENGTH:
48 total class hours. Meets once a week for a total of 16 weeks.

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT AND OFFICE HOURS:
charles.lucima@nyfa.edu
Instructor office hours are 30 minutes prior to, and 30 minutes directly after each scheduled class.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class teaches students how to execute a successful fashion photoshoot. The class works with makeup artists, hair stylists, models, wardrobe stylists, art directors, and other talents on how to execute a successful fashion photoshoot. The class focuses on concept, lighting, shooting, and post-production and delivery of final product to the client. By the end of the semester, students should have a robust portfolio of a variety of fashion projects that they can showcase to potential clients. Students will create 4 personal projects throughout the semester that shall serve as an evaluation of their progress throughout this course.

 

The second class is Multimedia for Self-Promotion designed specifically for MFA Photography School students. Below is the an excerpt from the syllabus.

 

COURSE
Multimedia for Self-Promotion

INSTRUCTOR
Charles Lucima

CREDITS
3 Credits

COURSE LENGTH:
48 total class hours. Meets once a week for a total of 16 weeks.

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT AND OFFICE HOURS:
charles.lucima@nyfa.edu
Instructor office hours are 30 minutes prior to, and 30 minutes directly after each scheduled class.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class involves working on publishing a professional-looking website for promoting your photography. Topics will include image-selection, image-organization, social-media, multimedia, Search Engine Optimization, and more. Students will learn the various components of building a strong online representation of their work. Students should end the course with a high-impact website that not only looks good but also targets their potential client needs.