Course Description

This workshop format course is for the serious amateur or aspiring professional portrait photographer. It is an advanced course concerned with an in-depth look at portrait photography. Emphasis will be on developing and refining your techniques in a variety of settings and lighting conditions. Projects will examine critical and aesthetic issues in portrait photography from singles to large groups, under studio and location settings. Both traditional and digital photography will be covered. Equivalent to one Professionally Related elective in Image Arts from Table I (See Undergraduate Program Calendar).


A prerequisite may be waived if the student has specific professional experience. Registered certificate program students who do not have the prerequisite and who wish to take this course must contact Client Services at ce@torontomu.ca for more information.

Students must have a DSLR camera with lenses ranging from 35mm to 105mm, a light meter (if using film), and a radio slave unit or flash sync cord. Those shooting digitally should also bring their laptops to class.

To find out more about your instructor, refer to the Instructor Profile Directory.


Prerequisites: CDFP 329

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