Photography 110 C

About Faces: Portraiture

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

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Introduction to Portraiture
    1. Types
    2. Posing
    3. Important Aspects
    4. Great Portraiture
    5. Masters of Portraiture
  2. Specialty Areas in Portraiture
    1. Maternity
    2. Infant
    3. Boudoir/Pinup
    4. High School Seniors
    5. Family & Children
    6. Sports/Teams
    7. Pets
    8. Headshots
  3. Gear for Different Types of Portraiture Work
    1. Cameras
    2. Lenses
    3. White/Color Balance
    4. Lighting
    5. Modifiers
    6. Assistants
  4. How to Light Subjects in the Studio
    1. How many lights
    2. What kind of lights
    3. How to Set up for Studio Lighting Success
  5. How to Light Subjects on Location
    1. Choosing Locations
    2. Finding Locations
    3. Light at Different Times of Day
  6. The Fine Art of Working with Subjects/Clients
    1. Prepping Clients
    2. Interaction
    3. Expectations
  7. Marketing and Further Training for Each Specialty
    1. Video & Viral Word of Mouth
    2. Social Media
    3. Display
    4. Charity Work
    5. Shows and Associations
  8. How and What to Present/Sell to Clients
    1. Online Gallery
    2. Labs
    3. Print/Canvas/Storyboards – the trio of portrait sales
    4. Print Selection Methods/Software/The Meeting