The portrait project is arguably the most challenging photography project given during the quarter. Portrait photography demands that the photographer is keenly aware of multiple elements and variables simultaneously. Students are encouraged to use depth of field to their advantage. Composition is key and point of view and perspective can make or break a photograph. Two of the most important elements of this project are lighting and narrative. Students are expected to control and manipulate the lighting set-up and to draw a narrative out of their subject and composition. Students will have two weeks to complete this project.
Examples can be found to the right. The project rubric as well as a portrait photography tips & techniques handout are attached at the bottom of the page.