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In environmental portraiture, the surrounding background is used to convey crucial information about a subject's personality, interests, and lifestyle. This course is designed to encourage the intermediate photographer to examine and create environmental portraits. Our approach will focus on fictional storytelling and/or reality-based portraiture--in other words, your backdrops need not be strictly factual. Each week, we will discuss assigned readings, study the work of contemporary portrait photographers, and engage in constructive class critiques of our weekly assignments.

Note: Elective for Professional Certificate in Photography. Prerequisite: "Photo I" (ART 40629) or equivalent experience.

Course Number: ART-40494
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
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