Advanced Portrait Photography
Prerequisite: Studio Lighting and Portrait Photography. 42 classroom hours.
Building on the experiences and photographic techniques explored in Portrait Photography, students will create a personal portfolio of work focusing on their own vision of the photographic portrait. Using a variety of cameras, lighting and photography processing techniques in both the studio and on location, students will consider lens selections, posing, and light placement for each portrait session. There will be in depth discussions of executing concepts from sketches on paper to the final print. Sessions with local masters of photography will also give students the opportunity to learn both the art and craft of the working professional. Studying the work of contemporary and classical photographers will help students create their own unique vision of portraits for art or commerce. Grading is based on assignments, class participation and the final portfolio. Additional course fee: $70.