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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 349A - Portrait Photography

Units: 3
Studio lighting, digital imaging and camera techniques for professional portraiture. Students using a DSLR camera will learn the fundamentals of both studio and natural light portraiture with a variety of lighting equipment and professional techniques.

Prerequisites: ART 240.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Show competency with studio strobes including safety procedures;
  2. Understand lighting ratios, types of light, lighting setups, and the language unique to the practice of portraiture;
  3. Use portraiture in a fine art context;
  4. Master natural light portraiture including the use of reflectors;
  5. Use specialized Photoshop techniques to enhance portraits;
  6. Demonstrate fluency with compositional placement, framing and vantage point as it applies to portraiture;
  7. Produce high quality conceptual and editorial style portraits.

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