Portrait Photography

Prerequisite: Black and White Photography I or Basic Digital Photography. 42 classroom hours.

Summer 2014
  • Full Summer | PHT210A Wed 6:00-9:15 Kelly Sign Up

This class explores the emotional and visual process of collaboration between subject and photographer that creates a photographic portrait. Students use a variety of cameras and formats in both the studio and on location. Available light and the use of artificial light are explored to complete each student’s vision, along with a wide range of processing strategies to support and add richness to the final work. Through film and video the class is introduced to some of the masters of this form like Diane Arbus, Arnold Newman, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. Through field trips to exhibitions and photographer’s studios, students are introduced to original work and local photographers. Grading is based on assignments, class participation and the final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.