Advanced Portraiture
3 Credit Hours

Students will 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. Required participation in the college photography show. This course helps students build confidence in their visual communication skills while also enabling them to think critically, consider the viewpoints of others, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce.