Course Detail: PER232 - Fundamentals of Portrait Photography
Portrait photography is an excellent skill to cultivate. Whether you just want to take better photos of your family or want to build on your portrait portfolio, learn how to create exceptional portraits using poses and lighting that emphasize your subjects' character and features.
Prerequisite: Students should have a basic understanding of photography fundamentals before taking this course.
This course is an examination of the basic fundamentals of portrait photography, both in a studio setting and outdoors. Basic topics such as posing, exposure, ratios and lighting will be examined. Students will develop a basic understanding of operating studio lighting equipment, and how to create effective portraits in an outdoor situation. This course is designed for all types of cameras including cell phones, but focus will be given on cameras with interchangeable lenses.
This class will be offered in-person on Purdue Fort Wayne's campus. Please see current health and safety guidelines and requirements here: Purdue Fort Wayne Health & Safety Guidelines