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Portrait Photography (Online Course)

A series of portraits

This course takes a look at portraiture as an art form, a way of expressing what we think and feel rather than simply creating two-dimensional aesthetic representations of what we see.

It will explore the evolution of portraiture from traditional forms to more contemporary approaches and the roles of body language, movement and colour as parameters capable of altering perception and expressing emotional, psychological and intellectual states of mind reflecting intangible sensations of ambiguity, doubt, mystery, euphoria and wonder.

During the course, students will be given a series of exercises designed to liberate their latent creative potential and to promote the development of personal approaches and perspectives relevant to their own experiences and ambitions.


A digital SLR camera and a computer with image-editing software.

Course details

Winter 2022

Dates/Times: Wednesdays, Jan. 26 to March 23, 2022 (8 weeks - no class March 9)
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before Jan. 12, 2022
Price: $199 (+ HST)
Instructor: Scott MacLeay

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About the instructor

Scott MacLeay is a photographer / new media artist / composer who worked in Paris for thirty years before moving to Florianópolis, Brazil in 2010. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and national museums in North and South America, Europe and Japan for over four decades and his images are present in numerous private and museum collections worldwide. Throughout his career he has been dedicated to sharing his experience in various institutions and schools in Vancouver, Paris and numerous state capitals in Brazil, including: Langara College in Vancouver, the American Center for Artists in Paris, where he was Director of the Center for Media Art and Photography, M.M.A.P (Musique / Media Art / Photographie) in Paris and the SESC, São Paulo, the NucleoFac of the Federal University of Belo Horizonte, the Centro Europeu of Curitiba and the Photography Festival of Tiradentes in Brazil. He is the author of the book of essays Thinking, Feeling, And Seeing: Perception and Process in Photography (2015 Editora Photos) and the photo books Quadrichromie 1978-1988 (2018 Creative Process) and Encounters in the Right and Left Hemispheres (2020 Creative Process).

A series of portraits

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