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ART 287 - Portrait Photography II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
This course is an advanced look at portrait photography. This course is designed to assist the student in learning production of advanced portrait techniques. This course builds on the skills learned in Portrait Photography 1 and will include various portrait assignments in the studio, outdoors and on location. A portfolio presentation is required upon completion.
Prerequisite: ART 186  , ART 225  , ART 192  , ART 292  
Competencies
  1. Produce advanced professional portrait photography styles.
    1. Create casual style portraits
    2. Create storytelling style portraits
    3. Create classic style portraits
    4. Create personal style portraits
  2. Evaluate different advanced lighting techniques used in portrait photography.
    1. Demonstrate Rembrandt lighting
    2. Construct Butterfly Lighting
    3. Demonstrate High Key Lighting
    4. Produce Short lighting
    5. Demonstrate Split Lighting
  3. Perform advanced location portrait photography.
    1. Demonstrate family location portraits
    2. Demonstrate environmental executive portrait 
  4. Identify different studio lights used in portrait photography.
    1. Identify Main Light
    2. Reproduce Fill Light
    3. Identify Kicker light
    4. Reproduce Hair light
  5. Evaluate advanced portrait photography business practices.
    1. Identify pricing used in portrait photography
    2. Analyze marketing decisions
    3. Develop a promotional calendar
    4. Create a professional presentation album
  6. Demonstrate ability to work with models
    1. Summarize speaking skills while working with models
    2. Demonstrate posing models
  7. Decide how to adjust and prepare digital images for delivery to clients.
    1. Demonstrate how to adjust digital images using software tools.
    2. Show techniques using filters to readjust or sharpen images.
    3. Describe how to edit an image using software including: burning, dodging, levels, masks, retouching.
    4. Summarize the ethics of altering images.
    5. Describe the relative advantages and disadvantages of a number of kinds of printers and printer technologies.
  8. Create a composition and communicate a message.
    1. Examine the impact that framing and cropping have on an image.
    2. Describe how to use the “rule of thirds”.
    3. Show how to use contrast to enhance your images.
    4. Demonstrate how point of view can affect the interpretation of an image.
    5. Identify some of the “rules of thumb” employed by photographers involved in portraiture and landscape including managing motion, balance, and tension.
    6. Access how to present your work to agencies and galleries.
    7. Classify how to compose photographs for specific audiences.
  9. Evaluate advanced digital images in both a printed and/or electronic format.
    1. Analyze/critique photographic work.
    2. Develop a portfolio of portrait photography digital images.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to print their photographs for display.
    4. Describe various options for displaying images.
    5. Display an image for presentation.



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