Advanced Portraiture
3 Credit Hours

This course allows students to develop advanced techniques for photographing people for portrait, fashion, or illustration purposes. Topics include the physical, psychological, and compositional aspects, and characteristics of different portrait styles. Application of ethics, communication, and the business of portraiture will be covered. Projects (including both environmental portraiture and studio portraits) provide opportunities for students to explore lighting styles, subject, pose, exposure, and print presentation. Portrait photographers, critical thinking, and aesthetics in relation to personal creativity and expression in portraiture will be discussed. This course is intended for intermediate and advanced photography students. Via self- and class critiques, students will evaluate their own work and that of their peers. Participation in the student photography show is required.