Photography 109 C

Portrait Photography

  • 3 Units -
  • 2 hour lecture,
  • 3 hour lab

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Brief History of Portraiture
    1. Traditional
    2. Contemporary
    3. Studio
    4. Location
    5. Commercial
    6. Fine Art
  2. Studio Lighting
    1. Strobe
      1. Modifiers
        1. Umbrellas
        2. Soft Boxes
        3. Octobox
        4. Grid Spots
      2. Flags and Scrims
    2. Hot Lights
      1. Modifiers
        1. Bare Bulb
        2. Umbrella
      2. Flags and Scrims
  3. Lighting styles
    1. Butterfly
    2. Loop
    3. Rembrandt
    4. Split
  4. Location Lighting
    1. Natural both indoors and outdoors
    2. Artificial lights to include portable strobe and tungsten lights
      1. Use of Profoto kits
      2. Use of Bat Pack
  5. Business Practices
    1. Sources for clients and promotion
    2. Booking clients
  6. Working with People
    1. Determining goals of portrait
    2. Developing Rapport with subjects
    3. Discussion about photo shoot
  7. Types of Shoots
    1. Individuals
    2. Groups
    3. Professional models
  8. Camera/image capture equipment
    1. Formats for still and motion
    2. Technical operation
    3. Digital still and video
  9. Making Portraits
    1. Editorial
    2. Formal
    3. Environmental
    4. Personal work