Introduction The assignments should only be attempted after successful completion of all the assignments in ‘Lighting still life’, ‘Lighting people’ and ‘Lighting on location’. They are intended to test and understand the application of the lighting and camera techniques learned. Creative interpretation of the written brief is strongly encouraged. Assignments should be completed at an individual level in any order. Allowance should be made for the fact that each assignment may need photographing more than once before a satisfactory result is achieved. Where possible group tutorials should be the forum where technique and creative interpretation are discussed. Special attention should be taken of the medium in which the photograph is to be used. This will determine image format and in some cases composition. See ‘Art direction’.