Body Language for Photographers

Learn how to observe other people's body language and change your own to get the best pictures with your camera.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to capture better pictures by understanding the body language of your subjects. Understanding body language is important because it tells you how comfortable your subjects are with having you around.

If you don't see what people are saying to you with their body language, you are missing a big part of the picture.

Photography is about capturing memories. It's about capturing the emotional highlights of an event you are photographing.

You can't do that if people feel unsafe with having you taking their pictures.

To get the best shots, you need to earn the trust of your subjects and build a relationship, all non-verbally.

In this course, you'll learn how to do just that.

By implementing these new skills, you'll be able to walk into any room or event with your camera and build trust with your subjects quickly so that you can capture more high quality images.


What are the requirements?

  • DSLR or other camera

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get better photos by earning more trust with your subjects
  • Learn how to decipher your subject's body language
  • Improve your own body language

Who is the target audience?

  • Photographers who want to improve their pictures
  • Videographers who want to capture better video

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Introduction
The Face
The Hands and Arms
Section 2: Your Body Language
The First Interaction - Making People Feel Comfortable
The Swagger - How You Walk Matters
Section 3: Your Relationship with The Subject(s)
The One-on-One - Techniques for Making Subjects Feel Comfortable
The Camera Height Problem - Status and Height
The Relationship - Signals That Tell You The Relationship Between Two People
Section 4: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Timothy Kenny, Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"

Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.

Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society, General Assembly in Boston, and has been a featured teacher on Skillshare, among others. He has consulted with startup teams on how to accelerate their learning, creativity, and growth.

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