Bridal & Women's Portrait Photography on Location
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Bridal & Women's Portrait Photography on Location

On-Location Portrait Photography
4.0 (8 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
73 students enrolled
Created by Photofonz Media
Last updated 9/2018
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • have the confidence to start booking portrait sessions and be able to create beautiful portrait images while shooting on location.
  • Students should have a basic understanding of photography and how to use their equipment. Students should have or be willing to invest, at least, in the minimum of equipment required to achieve the results this course teaches. That would be a good DSLR or mirrorless camera with a good lens or two.

LATEST: Course Update - September 2018

This course was created with the intention of teaching the beginner or intermediate photo enthusiast how to photograph bride's on location, both indoors and outdoors. However, many of the techniques I teach in this course can be applied to other types of portraits, and that includes portraits of women, children, couples and even families.

Some of the techniques I teach are valuable in helping you understand lighting and its many aspects. I have also included an in-depth lesson on how you can understand and use lens aperture and focal length to help you get the type of results you are looking for.

In-depth lighting techniques are also discussed so you'll be able to use light to your advantage no matter what lighting situations you are challenged with.

While it is important to learn how to use your skill to capture beautiful portraits, it is also my belief, that the finished photographic masterpiece may need some improvement or enhancement in post processing. Therefore, in this course you'll also learn about the tools you can use to fine-tune your image with many different types of photo enhancement possibilities.

What some customers say about my courses:

  • This instructor is knowledgeable in his field and his work is very meticulous. Great job instructor. He is very thorough. I will definitely be on his website for further knowledge because I would really love to become a perfectionist like him. Thank you very much. From Mrs. G Deal..

  • Excellent presentation !

  • Absolutely fabulous courseware, I learned a tremendous amount of very sage and wise information. The instructor was clear, enthusiastic about his profession and provided a wealth of technical information in an easy to understand and implement fashion. His experiences were a key in offering the student an achievable goal. Well done Sir

  • I'm not a wedding photographer nor do I want to become one. I have been following Ferdinand Neubauer (Photofonz) on Youtube and always loved his composition style and color of his pictures. I have learned a lot about photography from this course. It has tremendous amount of knowledge packed in this course. Worth every penny I've spent. I would love to take a course if Ferdinand had one on one tutorial. Thanks Ferdinand...... RT

Who this course is for:
  • Photo enthusiasts who would like to learn about the many techniques that can be used when taking portraits on location, both indoors and outdoors. Although the title of the new course is " Bridal Portraits on Locations", many of the techniques I teach in this course can be applied to other types of portraits.
Course content
Expand all 37 lectures 03:20:36
+ Introduction to Course
1 lecture 04:03

An introduction to what the course will cover along with a detailed slide show of many Bridal Portrait sessions at various locations showing some of the possibilities that can be implemented.

Preview 04:03
+ Camera & Lenses of Choice
6 lectures 28:17

A brief discussion about camera bodies and what may be best for you.

Your Camera of Choice

Here's a look at an update of another possible camera system & format that you may want to consider for your wedding and portrait photography.

Mirrorless Fullframe Update

Here's how to benefit from the Mirrorless Fullframe/DSLR competition

Taking Advantage of the Mirrorless Fullframe versus DSLR Market

The two Important lens characteristics you need to know.

Preview 04:07

Understanding fixed aperture versus variable aperture lens.

More on Lens Aperture - Fixed versus Variable Aperture Lens

How different focal lengths affect your images.

Preview 07:30
+ Add Variety & Impact To Your Session
4 lectures 26:48

This is the intro to the many benefits on why you want to add variety & impact to you pre-bridal portrait session.

Preview 01:11

Here I go over several reasons on when you should use lenses of different focal lengths and why and what effect they have on your images.

From Telephoto to Wide & Beyond (Part 1)

Part 2 continues with a look at examples of images and settings at different locations using different focal length lenses.

From Telephoto to Wide & Beyond (Part 2)

See the exciting world of B&W infrared photography and why adding it to your bridal portrait sessions can help you to stand out from your competition.

B&W Infrared Photography (Beyond the Visible Spectrum)
+ Posing & Style
4 lectures 22:11

This segment starts with a look at the Classic style pose and its' slight variations.

Understanding The Classic Style

Mixing a classic style into a pleasing natural close-up portrait.

Classic & Natural Close-Up Styles

Here we start with a look at several profile portraits, then continue with an emphasis on using the S curve. The S curve can not only guide our eyes pleasantly, but also emphasize the beauty in our bridal portraits.

Combining Fashion with Tradition & Profile Portrait Details

The adventure continues as we take a closer look at one of our popular fashion styles and another way for you to add more adventure into your bridal portrait session.

More on Adding Fashion & Adventure to Your Session
+ Lighting & Other Gear of Choice
8 lectures 34:59

I discuss some of my favorite gear and its role in helping to get better photographs, eliminating much frustration with equipment.

A Look at Other Gear of Choice

A look at how you can improve and reduce contrast in your image with the addition of a flash.

On-Camera Flash As Fill Light

Improve the quality of light by using an off camera flash. Here I show you my set up and also discuss several ways you can use it for more appealing portraits.

Off Camera Flash

A brief discussion and closer look at the wireless radio control unit that fires my flash.

A Closer Look at Radio Control Flash Set Up

Most good camera bodies allow the built-in pop-up flash to be set to fire a compatible flash unit. Here's a closer look.

Using Your Camera's Wireless Flash System

For softer diffused light, we look at another light source.

Using a Soft Light Source

Here's a look at several other ways for you to rig your shoe mount flash into a soft light source.

Another Light Source for Simple Soft Lighting

Of the many light modifiers available, this is my favorite and why I use it whenever I can.

My Favorite Light Modifier
+ Seeing & Modifying Light
5 lectures 29:50

See the results as we look at several images taken with the use of a reflector. You'll also see how the camera settings have an effect on your images.

Images Using the Reflector

A look at several indoor images using a Q flash along with bounce lighting used as a fill light.

Images Taken in The Light of the Great Indoors

Here we look at several images using the Q flash outdoors.

Images Taken in The Light of the Great Outdoors

Umbrella lighting is a good soft light source as we can see in looking at several images.

Umbrella Lighting

Doing a profile portrait is a good way to add variety to your portrait session. Here we look at several images taken in profile.

Images in Profile Lighting
+ Post Processing - The Art of Photography
9 lectures 54:28

Here's an introduction to post processing and some of the things that can be achieved using simple post processing techniques.

Post Processing Possibilities

You can organize, process and even do some image editing, using this software program.

Organize & Quick Edit your Images

We start out by discussing the image editing software I currently use, then look at one of the first things you should do to help save you time and be more efficient when using this and other similar image editing software.

Image Editing Software - Do this first

Here we take an image straight from the camera, do a quick clean-up and adjust the brightness on part of the image, demonstrating how small & easy adjustments can greatly make improvements to a final image.

Image Editing Software - Quick Image Fine-Tune

Here we look at some of the possibilities that you can do in one of the most popular image editing software available today.

Intro to Professional Portrait Retouching & Enhancement

Using one of the most powerful photo-editing tools available today; I show a short demo that can help you create even more beautiful portraits.

EZ Portrait Photo Editing (Short Demo)

This software is so amazing that once you start using it, you may get hooked, like I was. Thousands of effects & enhancements that you can use and modify to create your own masterpiece portrait.

Another Powerful & Creative Way To Be Enhanced

Here is a short demo of a very powerful image editor that allows you to add subtle effects such as vignetting or soft focus to more dramatic enhancements that could knock your client’s socks off!

More Creative Post Processing Possibilities Demo
Final Thoughts