Portrait Photography

Prerequisite: Black and White Photography I or Basic Digital Photography. 42 classroom hours.

PHT 210 A : Thur

Explore the emotional and visual processes that create a photographic portrait. Using a variety of cameras and formats, you’ll shoot in both the studio and on location around Pittsburgh. You’ll use both natural and artificial light to realize your portraiture, and take advantage of a wide range of processing strategies to add richness to your final work. Students will be introduced to some of the masters of this form: Diane Arbus, Arnold Newman, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and others. There will also be several field trips to local photographers’ studios. Grading is based on assignments, class participation and the final portfolio.