Course Description

IN PERSON: This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to make better pictures of people. We will talk about how portraits differ from snapshots, genres of portrait photography and how to put subjects at ease — be they friends, family members or strangers. We will also talk about composition, simple lighting techniques and how to use camera controls to produce more pleasing results. Class meetings will include brief lectures, demonstrations and discussion. "Dawoud Bey on Photographing People and Communities," which is the recommended text, will give us a common point of reference and help us think about the intentions behind making portraits. Participants will do weekly portrait assignments and receive feedback in class. All kinds of cameras are suitable for the course, although a camera that allows manual control of the shutter speed, aperture and ISO is ideal. | Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 8.

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Section Title
Portrait Photography
Classroom - In Person
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Sep 12, 2022 to Oct 24, 2022
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Classroom - In Person  
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Required: Participants should have a camera they can use to submit images to the instructor via email.

Recommended reading:
Dawoud Bey, "On Photographing People and Communities" (9781597113373)

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