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College of Extended Learning

Portrait Photography Basics

CCOM 1066

Portraits = Pictures of People! This class will start with the basic operations of a digital camera. You will learn how to use your camera to take excellent artistic photographs of people. You’ll be introduced to all the functions and anatomy of your camera, all those buttons you've experimented with but never figured out.

The class will include sessions on camera angles, posing your subjects, lighting techniques both indoors and outdoors. There will also be a session on 'post-production': how to edit your photos with various software tools. You'll have a chance to show your work, sharing your favourite pieces with your classmates.

If you enjoy taking pictures of people (your friends and family, the grandkids, etc.) or are thinking about getting into the field professionally, or just want to improve your overall knowledge of your camera and learn the basic techniques to take excellent portraits, then this course is for you.

Course details

Upcoming dates: Mondays, Nov. 12 - Dec. 17, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Saint John Social Enterprise Hub
139 Prince Edward Street
Room TBA
Course fee: $170 (+ HST)
Instructor: Alyssa Donaldson
Materials: A DSLR Camera and notebook.

Register for Nov. 12 - Dec. 17

About the instructor

Alyssa Donaldson is a professional nature photographer in Saint John New Brunswick, alumni from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and a graduate from UNB with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts. Specializing in macro nature photography, her fine art prints have been displayed in galleries throughout the province. She plans to live and work in New Brunswick as she finds it overflowing with environmental and cultural richness.

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