What is the difference between a photograph of a person and a portrait? Pictures of people describe; portraits define. An effective portrait gives viewers a sense of the inner makeup of the subject: not just what he or she looks like, but what he or she is like. During this course we will investigate a number of different approaches to meaningful portraiture. Along with in-class discussion and demonstration of tools, methods and lighting, there will be sections concerning subject choice, approach, direction, and how to overcome special problems. Critique sessions will allow students to share their personal work and experiences. This course is open to photographers using all photo media, including digital, analogue and alternative processes. NOTE: Please bring examples of your work (portraits or other photographs) to the first session.
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