PHOTO 239 — Building a Photographic Portfolio
This course will guide you toward building a coherent body of work that will present well together: a striking photographic portfolio. Through class critiques and individual tutoring, you will learn how to build a strong, unique portfolio that reflects your personal artistic point of view. The class as a whole will work together to discover everyone’s individual strengths, focusing on both skills behind the camera and in the printing, editing, and sequencing processes. By choosing a theme, you will produce a refined cohesive portfolio of fifteen to twenty photographs. We will also look at the work of photographers and artists who can be our inspiration.
Students should have access to a digital camera. While levels of experience will vary, each student is expected to have an understanding of camera functions and know how to competently print photographs.
This is the third in a sequence of three courses on the technical aspects of picture making. The first course (Fall) was an introduction. The second (Winter) centered on developing a personal style of picture making with group critiques. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.