The study of the portrait
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In this program you will explore the history, psychological, emotional and technical aspects of the portrait.
We will discuss and examine how portrait photography is influenced by art history and discuss how artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Nan Goldin have referenced classical paintings in their practice.
Through assignments, research and reading you will learn how to develop and further your portrait-making skills by creating a conceptual framework and pre-visualisation. You will learn how to develop a rapport and relationship with your subject that will produce intimate and unique portraits.
Working over 10 sessions we will work through a series of presentations, discussions and practical exploring the following areas:
• Art History and Symbolism
• Environmental Portraiture
• Composition and structure of a Portrait
• The Self-portrait
• Street Portraiture
• The Nude (Naked vs Nude)
• Lighting (Practical)
• Medium format photography
Please note you will be expected to show work each session and to deliver a final presentation to the group at the end of the program.
Program Fees: $699.00 AUD Incl. GST
Program commences: Wednesday 29th January 6:15pm-9:15pm
Program Duration: 10 Weeks (One session per week)
Why learn with Contact Sheet?
Because we do photography education differently.
If you wish to discuss the program or payment plans, we are happy to answer any questions. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly on 0416 053 665.
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