The creation of a powerful portrait requires many things from the photographer: a concept, the ability to connect with the subject, and technical proficiency in terms of lighting, exposure and composition. It doesn't stop there-in the digital age, we have infinitely more control over our images than we did in the darkroom. This course will guide you in the digital portrait process. We will learn lighting and design concepts, as well as discuss the psychology of the portrait. Assignments, in-class discussions and studio set-ups will help students develop their vision and creative process. In the computer lab, using Adobe Photoshop to enhance the portrait, we will be covering topics of workflow, techniques for color correction, making selections and retouching techniques. PREREQUISITE: A working knowledge of the Macintosh computer operating system and a familiarity with Adobe Photoshop. NOTE: Please bring a digital SLR camera and three portraits that you think are successful to the first session.
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