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This Portrait Photography certificate is designed to prepare students to shoot portrait photography in a variety of settings inside and outside of the studio. Students learn the technical and aesthetic aspects of studio and location portrait photography, as well as learning about the field of portraiture including event-based, environmental, editorial, and studio. Emphasis is placed on advanced camera and flash techniques, candid, formal and ceremonial photography, as well as the business and planning aspects of professional photography at events, weddings, graduations, and other similar occasions.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Portrait Photography certificate program, students should be able to:
- Create a business identity package including résumés, cover letters, and promotional pieces
- Use various lighting techniques and schemes required for portrait photography
- Use advanced camera and flash techniques common to events and wedding photography