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Photographic Portraiture I
5 weeks | $425 | Hybrid (Live Online with In-Person classes)

Develop competence and confidence as a portrait photographer while learning the photographic techniques associated with portraiture – proper aperture and shutter speed, posing, expressions, and environment. Learn portraiture composition rules to enhance your subject and create meaningful, powerful portraits. Participate in weekly shooting assignments and demonstrations, discussions, and class critiques to help make the most of digital imaging technology for the entire portrait process – from image design and capture to processing and printing. Class includes a discussion of the digital workflow of portraiture, including coordination, planning, and design of portrait session, image management and post-processing techniques, image exports, and how to provide image selection to your subjects and/or clients.

Please note, the schedule for Winter 2024 quarter is as outlined below.

  • Jan 18 - Zoom 6-9PM
  • Jan 25 - Zoom 6-9PM
  • Jan 28 - In-person field trip at Balboa Park 9AM-3PM
  • Feb 1 - In-person class (UCC Campus) 6-9PM
  • Feb 8 - In-person class (UCC Campus) 6-9PM
  • Feb 10 - In-person class (UCC Campus) 8AM-3PM
  • Feb 15 - Zoom 6-9PM

Quarters Offered: Winter | Hybrid
Course Fee: $425
Prerequisite: Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO (ART-40629) and Digital Photography Workflow (ART-40705).

  • Fully adjustable DSLR camera or prosumer camera. Creative Cloud Photography Plan required (or full Adobe Creative Cloud plan). Lightroom Classic needed (not Lightroom Creative Cloud). Tripod recommended.

  • Students must have a camera with a hot shoe capable of supporting a flash. If you have a camera that is not Canon, Sony, or Nikon please contact to ensure your camera will work for this course.

Note: The first class is mandatory. Elective course for Photography: Images and Techniques professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: ART-40689
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Photography: Images and Techniques