This course explores both the intangibles of art portraiture and the concrete specifics of client-based portraiture in NYC. The work of successful photographers in candid, formal and commercial portraiture will be analyzed and harvested for both their technical and aesthetic merits. Classes include: Introduction to portraiture styles and history, portraiture composition, directing the sitters, environmental portraiture and portrait lighting using hot-lights, and a live professional model photo shoot.
9 sessions (including exhibit)
5 sessions (optional exhibit)
Requirements: a digital camera with manual settings (Aperture & Shutter speed).
Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or equivalent, Photo II recommended.