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Learn to create expressive portraits in this short, workshop-style course. Discussion of subject matter, composition and lighting (including flash) helps you experiment with a variety of portraiture methods. Instruction also covers practical issues such as photographing in public areas and posing. Additional class time will be spent exploring the history of portraiture through work of such photographers as Diane Arbus, Julia Margaret Cameron, Dorothea Lange, Sally Mann, Arnold Newman and others. Includes Saturday field trip to MoPA and an outdoor field session at Balboa Park. Some camera experience is recommended but course open to all levels.

Note: This is a non-darkroom-based class. Film or digital cameras are acceptable. Bring a small portfolio of your own recent people photos to first class meeting.

Course Number: ART-40148
Credit: 1.00 unit(s)