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The Photographic Portrait
This Master Class in photography will cover the basics of creating successful portraits using both studio and natural lighting, with an emphasis on understanding dSLR camera controls such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture and white balance and basic photo editing. A range of approaches will be explored, including candid and posed images, close ups and environmental portraits, and self-portraits. Any type of digital camera is welcome, including smart phones; a limited number of dSLRs will be available for use. A selection of final images will be printed in the digital lab.
The 2018 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 25 and conclude at noon on Friday, June 29. On Monday-Thursday, the daily schedule is set up much like a high school 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Breaks with snacks and beverages are provided between sessions in both the mornings and afternoons. Participants who are enrolled in an Academy for graduate credit must attend two additional sessions scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
The primary check-in period is from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, June 24. Late arrivals and commuters may check in early Monday morning between 7 and 8 a.m.
Corinne Diop has been teaching photography at JMU since 1989. She is a tenured Full Professor of Art and Photography and Studio Art Coordinator. Within the past year her work has been included in exhibitions at artspace gallery in Richmond, Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton, Bridgewater College and Christopher Newport University, and at Smith House Galleries, Spitzer House and The Gallery at Laughing Dog in Harrisonburg, VA. Her goal is to explore how art and design can benefit individuals and society, through her own art practice, and through related academic endeavors.