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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

PHOT-211 Commercial Portraiture

Credits 3 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 PHOT-182  and PHOT-183  and PHOT-190 .
Course content includes an exploration into the art of portraiture by studying the works of past and current professionals. Students will learn to analyze the facial structure complexion hair and attire of subjects to create compelling professional portraits in a variety of settings using professional studio equipment.

Course Outcomes
1. Identify works and style of major portrait artists 2. Evaluate work of professional processing labs 3. Selection of pose, lighting, and camera angle appropriate to subject 4. Studio requirements and design 5. Marketing costs and approaches 6. Selecting studio location 7. Identifying costs and fees 8. Use of medium format cameras and accessories 9. Black and white printing 10. Set up studio lighting and equipment 11. Application of principles of design and color 12. Guest speakers 13. Guest critiques of student work 14. Work of professionals exhibited in the MCC Photo Gallery