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  • Course Syllabus

    ART 140 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

    Course Number 36560

    ART 290AB STUDIO ART

    Course Number 36974

    Scottsdale Community College - Main Campus

    Fall 2011

    Instructor:

    Roger E. Palmenberg

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    It is one thing to take a picture of a stranger. It is a much more difficult thing to make a portrait of a

    stranger to whom the viewer will care about. Paul Strand

    The lesson was that a portrait must get beyond the almost universal self-consciousness that people have

    before the camera. If some moment of reality in the personality of the sitter did not happen, you had to

    provoke it in order to produce a portrait that had an identity with the person. The essential thing was to

    awaken a genuine response. Edward Steichen, A Life in Photography

    The role of the photographer in the making of a portrait is to listen and observe, feel and absorb, to

    take the time to learn that story before ever unpacking the camera. Caring comes before you can capture

    their story on film. In this way of thinking, to make a portrait is to be a blend of translator and

    storyteller Brooks Jensen, editor and publisher of Lenswork

    COURSE NUMBER: ART140 Portrait Photography Course Number 36560

    ART290AB Studio Art Course Number 36974

    INSTRUCTOR: Roger E. Palmenberg

    TERM: Fall 2011 August 30 through December 16, 2011

    CLASSROOM: Art Building - Room AB-133 Main Campus

    PHONE NUMBERS: Art Department, 480-423-6344

    Instructor, 602-234-0696 ext 170 (M-F, days)

    E-mail: [email protected]

    OFFICE HOURS: By appointment with instructor

    COURSE TIME: Tuesday, 3:00 PM through 7:00 PM and

    Optional open studio sessions selected weekends

    PREREQUISITES: ART-131 or permission of the instructor.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will provide insight into fine art and commercial

    Portrait Photography. The course will include application of the principles of design, lighting,

    composition, posing, and portfolio presentation techniques.

    This is a creative class; students are expected to have a working understanding of the medium.

    Expect to be challenged to produce the best images you have ever created. Portraiture, serious

    portraiture, is a two-way street connecting the photographer with the subject. That connection

    is expressed in the final print and is evident to anyone looking at the print. It is this level of

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    competence that we will strive to attain in this class. That means it is absolutely necessary for

    you to have a more-than-elementary understanding of the technical aspects of photography. If

    you are not at that level, you will be expected to make whatever additional efforts are needed to

    improve your skill level. When that skill level is attained, your focus will be with your subject,

    not the mechanics of the process. The results will be dramatic and self-evident.

    TEXTBOOKS: Vanity Fair magazine subscription and student selected texts relevant to the

    course subject (optional), class notes. Students are expected to keep a composition style

    notebook and a 3-ring loose-leaf binder.

    Optional: get a free subscription to Rangefinder magazine via the Internet

    (www.rangerfinder.com) to supplement class notes and Vanity Fair; other magazines

    that have been popular include Rolling Stone, W, and Vogue.

    COURSE COSTS: There is a $25.00 course fee paid at the time of registration. Vanity Fair

    subscriptions cost $15. In addition, expect to pay for image processing and printing. There are

    added costs for preparation of the final portfolio. Expect to shoot dozens (hundreds

    digital images or, 20 or more rolls of film, or 50 or more large format sheets this semester.

    EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Camera (any format), tripod, lens selection; cameras should be of a

    higher functionality (professional or pro-sumer grade) including manual exposure controls. A

    limited inventory of equipment may be available through the college by prior arrangement with

    the instructor. A hand-held light meter is good to have. And<

    YOUR CAMERA MUST BE ABLE TO UTILIZE OFF-CAMERA STROBE UNITS.

    BECOME FAMILIAR WITH YOUR CAMERA AND ASSURE YOURSELF OF THIS

    FEATURE AND HOW IT WORKS.

    BRING YOUR CAMERA MANUAL TO CLASS IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF THE

    FUNCTIONALITY

    BRING SPARE BATTERIES, EXTRA MEMORY CARDS, A THUMB DRIVE, AND A

    CARD READER (NICE TO HAVE, NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY);

    USE A LENS HOOD.

    IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PURCHASE YOUR OWN RADIO SLAVE UNIT.

    WITHDRAWAL: As defined in the SCC Student Handbook

    ATTENDANCE: Successful portraiture is all about commitment. Attendance at (and

    participation in) class demonstrates commitment. The attendance policy is:

    Miss two classes you may be excused provided advance written notice is given;

    Miss the third class interview with instructor about your commitment;

    Miss the fourth class and you will be dropped.

    http://www.rangerfinder.com/

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    GRADES: Class participation: 40%

    Portfolio: 40%

    Attendance: 20%

    It is not possible to earn an A grade without attending and participating in class activities,

    presenting a critiqued portfolio that shows progression in the art form, turning in written

    assignments on time, and demonstrating a working understanding of the medium.

    DISABILITY STATEMENT: Students with special needs who believe they may need

    accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Disability & Services Office,

    Building SC-144 (Phone 480-423-6517) and the instructor. It is college policy to provide

    reasonable accommodations to students with documented special needs.

    SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: This course includes use of electronic devices that are capable

    of shock or other injury; some of the studio equipment is heavy and could be a lifting hazard;

    students are asked to assist in set preparation including use of step-ladders; there are tripping

    hazards; the studio is crowded and often dimly lit. Exercise caution when performing these

    tasks and using the equipment. Operating manuals are available, familiarize yourself with the

    equipment before using it; if you are not familiar with the equipment, ask and the instructor

    will assist.

    DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: Course content and topic sequence may change or be modified

    in response to class needs. Modifications, if any, will be written and distributed when

    appropriate to do so.

    MODELS: Models are a part of this course; the success of the class is somewhat dependent on

    the availability of models. Class participants are encouraged to invite models to the class.

    Everyone photographing a model is expected to submit either prints or images in electronic

    media to the model within one-month. A sign-up list and blanket model release will be kept for

    each model indicating the class participants involved with that individual as a means to follow-

    up on the image production. Submittal of these images is a component of class participation.

    The blanket model release has mandatory conditions for the use of images produced.

    ASSIGNMENTS: There will be assignments throughout the semester. Assignments are

    provided in the weekly syllabus updates as applicable. Assignments are a part of the class

    participation component of grading.

    QUIZZES: There may be several quizzes in the semester. These quizzes are more for the

    instructor than the students since they are an effective means for measuring interest and

    progress.

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    FINAL PORTFOLIO: Students will photograph and display a personal portfolio by the end of

    the semester. The portfolio will demonstrate progress in the art form and must include at least

    one image from the Set Selections column on the following table (matrix).

    The final portfolio standards include:

    A completed image record; and

    A model release.

    Complete this matrix with check marks indicating your portfolio selections, no more than four

    images per model. Turn in the completed matrix with the Final Portfolio.

    ART140 - Portrait Photography

    FINAL PORTFOLIO STANDARDS SELECTIONS MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE IMAGE FROM EACH OF THE TYPES BELOW; PORTFOLIOS MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST FOUR DIFFERENT SUBJECTS. ONE IMAGE MAY FIT TWO CATEGORIES.! THE NUMBER OF IMAGES IN THE FINAL PORTFOLIO VARIES DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE OF PRESENTATION

    (SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW).

    Set Selections: at least one image from the selections below

    Self-Portrait

    Group Portrait

    Formal Indoor Portrait

    Outdoor Portrait

    Full Length Portrait

    -Length Portrait

    Head Shot

    Teen, Senior, or Baby

    Studio - high key

    Studio - low key

    Studio - hot lights

    Outdoor, ambient

    Mixed lighting

    IMAGE TYPE: AT LEAST ONE EACH FROM THESE SELECTIONS

    Black & White

    Color

    There are three acceptable submittal formats for the final portfolio: matted prints, prints in a

    commercial folio/binder, and a self-published book.

    For the matted print portfolio (Ten Images):

    You may either print yourself or have them done commercially. Commercial prints

    must be custom grade; machine prints are not acceptable.

    Prints must be matted, not framed. A single over-mat with backing is acceptable. Mats

    can be either white or black.

    The minimum print (not mat) size is 4x5; the maximum print size is 8x10. All matted

    prints must be the same overall size (11x14 max) and be placed in a box.

    For the bound Folio (Twelve print minimum):

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    The final portfolio can be prints in a folio/binder. If this selection is made, a minimum of

    twelve images must be included. You will be expected to present demonstration sheet

    inserts for critique to assess the layout, borders, presentation quality, and other factors

    as the semester progresses.

    Purchase a commercial quality folio binder to accommodate minimum 11x14 size prints,

    Design your prints to include logo/personal contact information, uniform borders and

    border colors unless you print borderless BE CONSISTENT;

    If you have a mix of vertical and horizontal prints, use a border and a large enough

    binder that allows all prints to be viewed WITHOUT having to turn the folio;

    Prints in a folio facilitate change out and/or present images to clients. This is a

    generally-accepted way of presenting your work in a commercial setting.

    For the self-published book portfolio (Twenty image minimum):

    The final portfolio can be a self-published book. If this selection is made, a minimum of

    twenty images must be included.

    Any self-publishing software is acceptable (i.e. BookSmart www.Blurb.com);

    Self-published books will be critiqued on presentation, print quality, tonality, and

    overall quality.

    Image records and model releases must be submitted; these can be separate from the

    book.

    Students selecting this alternative must declare their intention no later than November

    18 and will be required to show work in progress as prints.

    Software proficiency is the individuals responsibility to acquire this is not a

    component of the course.

    PLEASE SUPPORT THE COLLEGES ON-GOING OUTREACH PROGRAMS BY SUBMITTING

    A CD WITH YOUR FINAL PORTFOLIO. YOUR IMAGES WILL BE CONSIDERED TO ASSIST

    WITH PUBLICITY.

    FIELD TRIPS AND WEEKEND WORKSHOPS:

    Lecture demonstration at Markow Southwest, a commercial photography studio in

    Phoenix (The tentative date is October 25).

    There will be one, possibly two, off-campus field trips during class to nearby locations

    for environmental portraiture.

    CLASS EXHIBITIONS: There will be several opportunities to show work:

    Display cases in the Art Building hallway are ours the month is TBA.

    Final portfolios are viewed collectively the last day of class; typically we show in a

    meeting room on campus. Often, we have an external reviewer participating;

    We will look into having a public exhibition somewhere in Scottsdale. Once finalized,

    the work will be selected during the final portfolio reviews.

    CIVILITY STATEMENT: To establish a positive learning environment for this class,

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    As the instructor, I am expected to be professional, courteous, respectful, and empathetic to

    students and to:

    Begin and end class on time,

    Be prepared for each class session,

    Provide academic feedback and grade assignments in a timely manner,

    Be available for individual consultation, and

    Clarify assignments and inform students of any adjustments to the class schedule.

    As a class participant, you are expected to be reflective, courteous, respectful, and empathetic to

    other participants, the instructor, models, and other College staff assisting you in your learning

    and to:

    Attend the class sessions and be on time,

    Be prepared for class sessions,

    Interact with other participants, the instructors, and the models in a harmonious manner

    that is conducive to creative work disruptive, argumentative, or contentious behavior

    will not be tolerated and will be the basis for being summarily dropped.

    Participate in class activities,

    TURN OFF CELL PHONES AND DO NOT TEXT MESSAGE DURING CLASS,

    Follow instructions and complete assignments,

    Keep up with and turn in assignments by the due dates,

    Put forth your best effort,

    Ask questions when you dont understand,

    Maintain knowledge of your grade status,

    Contact the instructor right away about concerns or situations that interfere with your

    success in the class, and

    Comply with policies found in the College catalog and Student Handbook.

    Please refer to the Scottsdale Community College catalog and Student Handbook which

    addresses specific policies required of all students (and faculty):

    Attendance (AR 2.3.2)

    Sexual Harassment (AR 2.4.4 & 5.1.8 17)

    Copyrights (AR 2.4.5 & 3.2)

    OUTCOME AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Advancing the skill level of class participants

    through effective teaching and successful learning is an over-arching goal. Student progress

    can be assessed by comparing images produced at the start of the semester with those included

    in the final portfolio. This comparison is useful through the satisfaction of seeing your work

    improve; it is useful for the instructor as a means to refine the course syllabus this win-win

    system has proven its merits in the past. The results of this process are documented for use by

    SCC.

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    OTHER COMMENTS:

    1. The focus of the class is Portraiture as Fine Art. Fashion Photography, Human Form (i.e.

    nude photography) and Photojournalism touch on portraiture but are more focused

    and not part of this syllabus.

    2. Class time will be divided between viewing/critiquing work, lecture, and hands on

    studio/outdoor work. Within reason, the instructor often stays late to assist on-going

    portrait sessions 9:00 is pushing it

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    3. Can I access the studio on other non-class days? The studio is available for certain time

    blocks indicated on the sign-up sheet outside the door. Use the sign-up sheet. Be

    advised that the course instructor is not on-campus any other time than Tuesday

    afternoons. This means you will need to coordinate your studio time with another

    instructor to gain access to the equipment locker for the lights, etc. Weekend open

    studio times will be scheduled throughout the semester.

    4. What about wardrobe for the model(s)? There is a limited set of clothes for use by our

    (female) models. Encourage your models to bring clothing they are comfortable

    wearing and bring a selection.

    5. What about model releases? There is a blanket model release and conditions of use

    document that is the only release to be used for models being photographed on campus.

    Copies are available through the instructor. Children will need written permission from

    their parents as indicated on the blanket model release.

    6. How does my camera work with studio lighting? Read the camera manual and become

    familiar with this functionality. Bring the manual with you to class. If you dont have a

    copy of the manual, do a Google search on the web and find a source to get a copy.

    Practice

    7. How late can I stay after class? Within reason, we often stay until 8:30 PM. Be sensitive

    to the model, the colleges janitorial staff, and the instructor. It is very satisfying to see

    work being done and the excitement associated with it making it hard to shut down.

    Have your model(s) arrive at 5:00 PM to be ready to begin the session. Pre-plan the

    session beforehand. Avoid overly complex sets, lighting, and wardrobe.

    8. Is nudity allowed? Work in class is limited to photographing non-gender specific body

    parts. If you and the model want to go further, do so off campus.

    9. Can I sell my work? Do not bring models into class for commercial work. Do your

    commercial work off-campus. The blanket model release contains the restriction on use

    of images produced during class.

    10. Are there commercial opportunities associated with this class? Often, there are requests

    for quotation for commercial work. The instructor will notify class participants via e-

    mail of these opportunities when they become available. The business of portrait

    photography is a topic for discussion during the semester.

    THERE IS A CONTINUAL NEED FOR PORTRAIT SUBJECTS. INVITE FRIENDS OR

    ACQUAINTANCES TO CLASS FOR PORTRAIT SITTINGS BUT PLEASE MAKE PRIOR

    ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE INSTRUCTOR.

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    NOTE:

    PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF

    COURSE SYLLABUS FORM INCLUDED WITH THE COURSE HANDOUTS AT

    THE START OF THE SEMESTER.

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    COURSE SCHEDULE

    WEEK 1: August 30

    1. Introductions - instructor and students

    2. Hand out and complete Acknowledgment of Receipt of Course Syllabus

    3. Handout course description and schedule, grading policy, review and discuss

    Final Portfolio (see OTHER COMMENTS), class performance standards.

    4. Collect student names and addresses.

    5. Textbook discussion Vanity Fair, other texts and web-based resources.

    6. Discussion camera format, film, processing, printing and other equipment.

    There will be printing demos depending on needs. Digital shooters must

    demonstrate proficiency in Photoshop (or equal) and high quality printing

    (My pet peeve: magenta skin tones!!).

    7. Handout and discuss Image Record sheets.

    8. Discussion and demonstration of studio equipment, studio use, darkroom

    availability and use including rules, safety, etc.

    9. Discussion Portrait versus Snapshot (Handout Editorial from Lenswork)

    10. Question and answer session.

    11. Assignment Bring in one finished portrait, any subject. Get a single copy of

    Vanity Fair, select and deconstruct one portrait from it (old copies are

    readily available for a nominal cost).

    WEEK 2: September 6

    1. Take attendance, collect assignments Vanity Fair image deconstruction;

    2. Add/drop, finalize class roster.

    3. Review policy on after hour use of studio facilities at SCC;

    4. Random selection and viewing of student work, discussion, critique.

    5. Discussion of selected images from Vanity Fair' and image deconstruction.

    6. Handout and discussion - use of model releases;

    7. Introduction to basic lighting for portraits.

    a. Studio

    b. Natural

    i. Indoor

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    ii. Outdoor

    c. Corrective Lighting Techniques

    d. Balancing Lights

    i. Mood, tone, and drama

    ii. Strobe monolight, power pack, small (i.e. Sunpack 383)

    iii. Tungsten (less important for B&W than color)

    8. Time permitting: presentation of my work with class critique and discussion.

    9. Assignment Produce two portraits any subject, any format for group

    viewing and critique. Portraits are to be complete with image record.

    WEEK 3: September 13

    1. Add/drop, attendance

    2. Return homework from last week image deconstruct, portraits. There will

    be a brief discussion on the work.

    3. Collect homework from last week: Vanity Fair image deconstruct, two

    portraits (finished, or near finished).

    4. Review/continue discussion of Basic Lighting to include outdoor lighting

    techniques, use of a backdrop, small strobe with umbrella, and reflectors. We

    will have outdoor demos while the ambient light lasts, then move back into

    the studio.

    5. Review/continue discussion of lens choices telephoto versus normal versus

    wide angle.

    6. Class handouts: Lighting techniques, instructions for making diffuser panels,

    and the revised syllabus.

    7. Review preparation of Image Record diagrams.

    8. Studio sessions in groups or individually to review the lighting concepts

    previously discussed.

    9. Assignment: Vanity Fair image deconstruct; self-portrait of yourself by

    yourself, including shutter release.

    WEEK 4: September 20

    1. Add/drop and attendance, update e-mail list, collect/return assignments

    2. Presentation of self-portraits, group critique and discussion.

    3. Handouts: Sekonic meter information.

    4. Review of earlier topics.

    5. Update on class visit to Paul Markow Photography studio.

    6. (Tentative) presentation (Paul Strand and Irving Penn) class discussion.

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    7. Portrait Posing:

    a. Basic Principles

    b. Corrective Techniques

    c. Natural and Creative Posing

    i. Groups

    ii. Individuals

    iii. Children

    iv. Couples

    8. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

    9. At the conclusion of this class, everyone should have shown and been

    critiqued on at least two formal portraits.

    10. Assignment Deconstruct one image from Vanity Fair and continue

    production of random subject portraits.

    WEEK 5: September 27

    1. Attendance, submit/return assignment (self-portrait, image deconstruct)

    2. Presentation and group critique of earlier work self-portraits.

    3. Review/Continue discussion of earlier topics (Portrait Posing).

    4. Presentation selected portraits by notable photographers Albert Watson.

    5. Introduction to Composition: Leave space around subject for cropping and

    composition in printing. Full length, , headshots, etc. The eyes have it.

    6. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

    7. Assignment: Vanity Fair image deconstruct; random subjects demonstrating

    concepts already discussed.

    WEEK 6: October 4

    1. Attendance roster, return assignments

    2. Handouts: syllabus with lecture notes, The Photographers Right, The

    Confrontation

    3. Random presentation and critique of student work.

    4. Presentation Shelby Lee Adams Environmental Portraiture

    5. Discussion Portrait presentations printing, mat size, etc. Ovals, floating

    mounts, archival discussion, portfolio considerations.

    6. Discussion: Composition, Motif, Creating a Setting, Leading Lines, Shape,

    Direction

    7. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

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    8. Assignment: One Vanity Fair image deconstruct; produce and turn-in two

    portraits of random subjects demonstrating concepts.

    WEEK 7: October 11

    1. Attendance, turn in, return assignments

    2. Student Presentation and critique of earlier work

    3. Review/Continue discussion of earlier topics (Composition).

    4. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

    5. Assignment: Vanity Fair image deconstruct. Continue production of

    portrait portfolio. At this point in time, students should have completed at

    least four portraits suitable for inclusion in the final portfolio.

    WEEK 8: October 18

    1. Attendance, turn in, return assignments

    2. Bring portfolio and in-progress work for random presentation and critique.

    3. Principles of Design

    a. Harmony

    b. Balance

    c. Repetition

    d. Contrast or Discord

    e. Rhythm and Movement

    f. Unity

    g. Impact

    h. Lightness, Tone/Color and Texture

    4. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

    5. Assignment: Random portraits of interesting subjects.

    WEEK 9: October 25 - Markow Studio Visit (tentative) meet at 4:00 PM

    The studio is located at 2222 East McDowell Road in Phoenix; phone 602-273-7986

    WEEK 10: November 1

    1. Attendance, turn in assignments six portraits and one Vanity Fair image

    deconstruct

    2. Presentation of class work individual presentations

    3. Review of class tour of Paul Markow Studio:

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    a. Pauls book for sets and lighting;

    b. He works exclusively in color;

    c. Pauls comment on Do versus Teach;

    d. Comments and questions.

    4. Presentation Richard Avedon

    5. Comments on grading policies and impressions so far.

    6. Discussion additional time for darkroom printing and studio work.

    7. Presentation and discussion Principles of Design

    8. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions individual and groups.

    9. Assignment: Vanity Fair deconstruct, continue production of final portfolio.

    WEEK 11: November 8

    1. Attendance, turn in, return assignments

    2. Presentation of student work-in-progress. Bring in portfolios for individual

    review and critique of progress.

    3. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

    4. Assignment: Continue production of portfolios.

    WEEK 12: November 15 (Deadline for final portfolio declaration)

    1. Attendance, turn in, return assignments

    2. Presentation of student work-in-progress. Bring in portfolios for individual

    review and critique of progress.

    3. Vanity Fair class exercise to deconstruct a selected image.

    4. Introduction to The Business of Portrait Photography

    5. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

    6. Individual discussions with instructor catch-as-catch can.

    7. Assignment: Vanity Fair image deconstruct; continue production of

    portfolios.

    WEEK 13: November 22 (Note: There is NO Thanksgiving holiday/vacation)

    1. Attendance roster; turn in assignments

    2. Individual presentations of student work

    3. Discussion/demonstration of ring lighting effect demonstrated by Markow,

    other studio portrait lighting techniques

    4. Operating a Portrait Photography Business

    a. Considerations

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    i. Personal

    ii. Financial

    b. Small Business Practices

    c. Promotional Techniques

    5. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

    6. Assignment: Vanity Fair deconstruct; continue production of portfolios.

    WEEK 14: November 29

    1. Attendance, turn in assignments

    2. Presentations of work

    3. Review/Continue discussion of earlier topics (Business).

    4. Tentative - super large format demonstration 8x10 and 11x14 cameras

    5. Studio/Outdoor portrait sessions.

    6. Assignment: Vanity Fair image deconstruct; continue production of

    portfolios.

    WEEK 15: December 6

    1. Attendance, turn in assignments.

    2. Hand out class critique turn them in next week.

    3. Discuss presentation locations and select student presentation sequence for

    individual portfolios.

    4. Discussion of final submittal 10 finished prints, image record, contact

    sheets, prior print with critique if the final one is a re-print of an earlier

    version.

    5. Open discussion of topics discussed during the semester.

    6. Group portrait.

    7. Assignment: Continue production of portfolios. It is permissible, in fact

    encouraged, to re-print individual portraits as techniques improve.

    WEEK 16: December 13 - Last day of class

    1. Presentation and critique of student portrait portfolios.

    2. Class critique

  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF THE

    COURSE SYLLABUS

    I, _________________________________________, hereby acknowledge that

    I have received a copy of the course syllabus for ART 140 Portrait

    Photography for the Fall semester, 2011 taught at Scottsdale Community

    College (Main Campus). The course instructor was Roger E. Palmenberg.

    _______________________________________ _______________

    (Signature) (Date)

    ______________________________________

    (Print Name)

  • Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 11/14/89

    ART140 19902-99999 L+L 2 Credit(s) 4 Period(s)

    Portrait Photography

    Insight into the profession of Portrait Photography. Application of the principles of design and

    fine art in lighting, composition, and posing. Prerequisites: ART131 or permission of instructor.

    Go to Competencies Go to Outline

    MCCCD Official Course Competencies:

    ART140 19902-99999 Portrait Photography

    1. Use basic studio lighting portraits. (I)

    2. Evaluate and employ natural lighting techniques, both indoors and outdoors. (I)

    3. Apply corrective lighting techniques. (I)

    4. Execute balanced lighting techniques to create mood, tone, and drama. (I)

    5. Use basic principles of and corrective techniques in posing. (II)

    6. Apply natural and creative posing to a variety of clientele. (II)

    7. Apply composition and the principles of design to create the greatest impact on portraits. (III,

    IV)

    8. Integrate the principles of design and describe their effects on mood and emotion. (IV)

    9. Identify and describe the practices which relate to portrait photography as a business and

    profession. (V)

    Go to Description Go to top of Competencies

    MCCCD Official Course Outline:

    ART140 19902-99999 Portrait Photography

    I. Basic Lighting for Portraits

    A. Studio

    B. Natural

    1. Indoors

    2. Outdoors

    C. Corrective Lighting Techniques

    D. Balancing Lights

    1. Mood, tone, and drama

    2. Strobe

    3. Tungsten

    II. Portrait Posing

    A. Basic Principles

    B. Corrective Techniques

    C. Natural and Creative Posing

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  • 1. Groups

    2. Individuals

    3. Children

    4. Couples

    III. Composition

    A. Motif

    B. Creating a Setting

    C. Leading lines

    D. Shape

    E. Direction

    IV. Principles of Design

    A. Color Harmony

    B. Balance

    C. Repetition

    D. Contrast or Discord

    E. Rhythm and Movement

    F. Unity

    G. Impact

    H. Lightness, Color, and Texture

    V. Operating a Portrait Photography Business

    A. Considerations

    1. Personal

    2. Financial

    B. Small Business Practices

    C. Promotional Techniques