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PEOPLE PORTRAITS

SHOOTING PEOPLE PORTRAITS

Photographing people is easy. Put them in sunlight and shoot. Simple. But creating people portraits is not always so simple. Should they sit or stand, will the photo be taken indoors or outside, or will you use available light, flash or a combination of both?

During this five-week course, the class will explore different ways of shooting people portraits, both in a studio setting and on location including environmental portraits. You will learn about using flash and other light sources, appropriate methods of coaching people during a shoot, and other simple tricks to create better portraits. Details matter. The class will also study specific iconic portrait photographers, their images and their techniques.

Students will need a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera or compact camera to shoot portraits during class, both on location at the WITCC campus and in the classroom. Students may also want to use a speedlite or off-camera flash. Equipment will not be provided.

Instructor Jerry Mennenga has worked for various daily newspaper publications for over 25 years in Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, California and Iowa. He has covered a variety of photographic assignments at these various publications and has photographed portraits of different subjects in studio settings and on location many times.

TUESDAYS, MARCH 26, APRIL 2, 9, 16, 23, 10; 6 TO 8 P.M.

Location: Robert Kiser Bldg., ACE, Room A113
Fee: $50 / Max: 12 / Min: 5
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2749-01 

 

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