Capturing a compelling portrait is an essential skill for any photographer. This practical and theoretical introductory course explores the history and evolution of photographic portraiture and techniques used for producing a compelling, contemporary portrait, including location, lighting, composition, emotion and technical settings. This course will include the use of natural and studio lighting to convey personality and emotion, with the opportunity to photograph your own subjects. This course is suitable for beginner and practicing photographers using both analog and digital cameras. This course does not include darkroom access.
Course offerings are available online (synchronous) and on campus. View schedule for current and upcoming formats.
Instructional Hours: 24 hours ( classes, 4 hours per class)
Additional Hours: 24 hours for independent study and practice, assignment completion and homework.
This course is typically offered during the following terms:
(Subject to change)
Fall | September to December
Summer | April to August
- CECS 110 Introductory Adobe Photoshop is required
- Or equivalent experience.
Programs this course applies to
Tuition + Materials
Tuition is $441.25. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.
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