Portrait Photography
CLASS CODE: ART 460 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $60.00
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is not yet available.
DESCRIPTION: Intensive study of portrait lighting and posing.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is twofold. You will be given the opportunity to learn about and practice the technique of color printing with the most demanding subjects, people, and to work in the portrait studio setting. You will be able to develop the skills needed to work in a commercial portrait environment.

We build on the lighting skills learned in the Introduction to Commercial Photography class. With what you already know, your knowledge will grow quickly.

Work will be done with the color negative process but you may elect to work with color positives (Cibachrome) later in the semester. Electronic imaging will be used as an introduction to the color correction process. There is much to learn and you must apply yourself to take full advantage of the class. The images you make in this class should be both of professional quality and tastefully done.
REQUIREMENTS: The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Mondays are lecture days when we will work with models in the studio. Wednesdays are lab days when you will print and evaluate your work with the class and instructor.

Critiques will be held weekly starting with the last week of class. Four selected critiques will be graded.

The first series of lab assignments will cover the basics of film developing and color printing. Instructions are given at the start of the lab and lecture; it is critical that you be on time.

Grading will consist of weekly critiques (20%), a technical exam at midterm (10%), and the final critique (70%). No work may be turned in late without written approval from the instructor given prior to the due date.
PREREQUISITES: Two semesters of photography