May 21, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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ART 192 - Portrait Photography 1

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
This course an in-depth look at portrait photography. Emphasis will be on developing and refining your techniques in a variety of settings and lighting conditions. Projects will examine critical and aesthetic issues in portrait photography from singles to large groups, under studio and location settings. Both traditional and digital photography will be covered.
Prerequisite: ART 186 , ART 225 , ART 292   
Competencies
 

  1. Evaluate different professional portrait photography styles.
    1. Create casual style portraits.
    2. Demonstrate storytelling style portraits.
    3. Show classic style portraits.
    4. Create personal style portraits.
  2. Evaluate different lighting techniques used in portrait photography.
    1. Demonstrate Rembrandt lighting
    2. Show Butterfly Lighting
    3. Demonstrate High Key Lighting
    4. Show Short lighting
    5. Discuss Split Lighting
  3. Critque location portrait photography.
    1. Create family location portraits.
    2. Demonstrate environmental executive portrait
  4. Evaluate different studio lights used in portrait photography.
    1. Identify Main Light
    2. Discuss Fill Light
    3. Explain Kicker light
    4. Identify Hair light
  5. Assess 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. Evaluate the basic features of digital cameras.
    1. Describe the differences between normal-focal length for digital camera lenses and traditional camera lenses.
    2. Make adjustments for contrast, color balance and exposure using a digital camera.
    3. Demonstrate how to use histograms to create better images.
    4. Identify the uses for shutter priority and aperture priority.
  7. Work with models.
    1. Demonstrate speaking skills while working with models
    2. Pose models
  8. Prepare a computer to correctly display digital images.
    1. Adjust digital images using software tools.
    2. Use filters to readjust or sharpen images.
    3. Edit an image using software including: burning, dodging, levels, masks, retouching.
    4. Describe the ethics of altering images.
    5. Sumarize the relative advantages and disadvantages of a number of kinds of printers and printer technologies.
  9. Evaluate the fundamental design elements and know how to use them effectively to create a composition and communicate a message.
    1. Describe the impact that framing and cropping have on an image.
    2. Use the “rule of thirds”.
    3. Apply contrast to enhance your images.
    4. Show 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. Describe how to present your work to agencies and galleries.
    7. Compose you photographs for specific audiences
  10. Analyze the appropriate use of the camera controls on a digital camera.
    1. Set the White balance
    2. Regulate the ISO
    3. Set the Resolution
    4. Demonstrate how to set the Burst mode
    5. Adjust the Auto bracketing
    6. Discuss the Histograms, etc.
    7. Adjust the Exposure Modes (Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, and Continuous).
  11. Evaluate memory devices and file types associated with digital cameras.
    1. Demonstrate what pixels are and how they are used in digital photography.
    2. Describe digital file formats as they pertain to image capture (i.e. RAW, TIFF, JPEG).
    3. Summarize compression in digital file sizes as they pertain to image capture (i.e. Extra Fine, Fine, Basic, and Normal).
    4. Identify the difference between High and Low Resolution and how they are linked to pixilation.
    5. Compare common memory cards and camera compatibilities.
    6. Identify necessary equipment used for downloading memory devices (i.e. cables, card readers, or drives).
    7. List the workflow necessary to transfer files from a camera to another storage device.
  12. Evaluate 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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