Photographic Portraiture

ART X 428.56

This in-depth exploration of photographic portraiture covers approaching subjects, establishing a rapport, collaborating with your subject, and digital workflow.

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What you can learn.

  • Develop an instinctual understanding of photographic portraiture
  • Gain the tools and skill-set to produce professional-grade portraits in a variety of different situations
  • Learn to simplify the decision-making process by addressing basic choices, such as pre-planning vs. improvisation, observing vs. directing, and more
  • Master simple and inexpensive set-ups that result in strong and memorable portraits.

About this course:

This in-depth exploration of photographic portraiture covers approaching subjects, establishing a rapport, collaborating with your subject, and digital workflow. Through a series of in-class projects and assignments, students master simple and inexpensive set-ups that result in strong and memorable portraits. Students also learn to simplify the decision-making process by addressing basic choices, such as pre-planning vs. improvisation, observing vs. directing, isolating the person vs. including environment, and natural vs. artificial light. 
Prerequisites
X 438.9 Photography I or equivalent experience.

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