Portrait Photography for Beginners
What you'll learn
- You will learn how to take better portraits with any camera.
- Take better photos with your smartphone.
- Learn 6 tips for improving your portrait photography.
- Edit your portraits to make them look stunning.
- Choose a better background and compose your subject.
- Feel confident interacting and posing your subject.
- While there are no requirements, we do recommend knowing your basic photography skills.
- You would benefit from knowing how your camera settings work (like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance).
- Learn the basics before taking this course with our Photography Masterclass.
Welcome to the complete Portrait Photography for Beginners course!
We are so excited to help you take better portraits. If you're a relatively new photographer, this is the perfect portrait photography course to help you with this new skill!
You'll learn everything you need to know to take better portraits with any camera - DSLR, mirrorless, smartphone, or point-and-shoot.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:
Start with our 6 tips to photographing better portraits:
- Choose a better background and compose your shot
- Lighting your portraits
- Properly and creatively expose your photo
- Play with depth of field
- Think about colors
- Interacting and posing your subject
You'll learn portrait photography with real world demonstrations!
Join Will Carnahan, professional photographer and instructor, in a full demonstration to see how you can use our 6 tips in real life.
Learn how to edit your portraits to look even better!
Use free and professional photo editing apps on your phone, tablet, or computer. You'll learn how to use different apps to professionally make your portraits look even better.
Share your photos on social media!
Get modern tips for sharing your photos on Instagram and Facebook. Use these tips to advance your professional photography career - if that's what your goal is!
- Downloadable photos to practice editing with
- Tips for how to shoot weddings, headshots, and family portraits
- Premium support from your instructors
WHY TAKE THIS COURES FROM US:
So, why should take this course from us? There are plenty of portrait photography courses to choose from. But we believe that we've created a course that can truly help you take better portraits in less time.
Video School Online has created some of the best selling online photography courses, and we always strive to help you learn new skills in a fun and engaging way!
Lastly, we have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee! Try out this course, and see if you like it. There's absolutely no risk!
We can't wait to see you in the course!
Who this course is for:
- Beginners and people looking to up their skills and take better portraits.
Will Carnahan grew up in Southern California. After spending every hour he could in the darkroom at Highschool playing with film, Will went on to earn a B.A. from The University of California Riverside in Film and Visual culture. At UCR he became a staff photographer for the schools newspaper, covering sporting events, concerts, and local news. In late 2006 Will and his friend Ryan started a photography company focusing on weddings, events, and their love for photography.
In 2007 Will continued on to Loyola Marymount University, earning an M.F.A. in Film and Telivision Production. While still shooting headshots, weddings, and events on the side, he focused on Cinematography. The years between 2007-2010 were an exciting time for film makers as it saw the first heavy transition from emulsion to digital. Having a base education in film exposure and a practical education in digital media allowed Will to excel as a cinematographer while in grad school. He went on to earn LMUs Panavision Cinematography award in 2008 and 2010.
Graduating in 2010, Will started freelancing as a Cinematographer, camera operator, and photographer. With heavy expirence in 16mm and 35mm film will transitioned into 4k cinema and up using REDs, Arri systems, and other cameras to take on Hollywood. The first few years of freelance saw Will shooting Music videos, short films, 2nd unit features, commercials, and web content.
Late in 2011 Will got a job shooting a web commercial for Disney Interactive. Since then he has been shooting consistently for Disney, shooting commercials for the parks and resorts as well as Disney channel, ESPN, and the Muppets.
Will Call Cinematic was established in 2013 as Will and his business partner and friend built a Production company to accommodate their freelance work along with some notable corporate clients. Through Will Call Will and Sam direct and produce video content for companies like Ghirardelli Chocolate, Diesel films and Nike, Whitney Eve Clothing, PredPol, and many others. With Sam and Will being cinematographers, Will Call gives them a hub for equipment rentals, music video production, and photography.
Today Will continues to freelance as a cinematographer and photographer, shooting and directing mostly commercial content and weddings.
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more about phil
My professional background is in video production and editing. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in 2011. Since then, I've worked on thousands of projects that have appeared in movie theaters, film festivals, television and online.
Today, I create all kinds of things from photographs that can be seen on my Instagram to homemade sourdough bread that feeds my family. Who knows where life will take me. But I know wherever I am, I'll be creating.
Since 2012, I've been creating online courses that over two million students from around the world have taken. Course topics include everything from photography and video to design and business courses. If I can't teach it , I collaborate with other experts who share their skills with absolute beginners.
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