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.
Requirements: a digital camera with manual settings (Aperture & Shutter speed).
Level of Knowledge Assumed: Digital Photography I or equivalent, Photo II recommended.
Course Structure Suggestion: Photo I → Studio & Lighting and Portraiture → Photo Journalism and/or Wedding Photography (in this order or in parallel).
Note: Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we’ll allocate a substitute instructor.
This course may qualify for free studio meetups.