Are you done with forced smiles and poses in your portrait photography? In this class you’ll learn to look and go beyond the surface of your subjects (and yourself!) and portray who they really are.
You’ll learn to build rapport and capture their inner beauty in authentic portraits. I’ll teach you several ways to invite your subject (paying client or model) to reveal themselves as they are so you can capture their aliveness. No more fixed poses or vacant looks. No more stifling discomfort. No more uninteresting, superficial portraits.
So, this is not a technical course; it's all about the personal stuff in portrait photography. *
Skills, tips and tricks from 12 years of experience
I’ll share with you my personal toolkit. All that I’ve learned and acquired over more than 12 years of working with hundreds of people. I’ll share my client briefing and clothing tips. And many different ways to approach and work together with your subject. Some quite unusual...
Who is this course for?
This course is for professionals and aspiring photographers, hungry to go deeper than just the technically correct pretty picture.
Like: professional still life or landscape photographers aspiring to start working with people. Perhaps you’ve tried it, but can’t seem to build rapport with your clients or models? Do you or they feel awkward? Join me in this course.
The class is also for beginning photographers, who wish to portray their friends and family for fun or even start a stock photography portfolio, using regular people as their subjects.
It is not for you if...
... you're looking for a technical class (this is personal and both you and your subject must be willing to be a bit vulnerable).
... you want to be in charge all the time and think only you decide how a portrait must be taken.
... you don't like to play.
Authenticity is key. Why learn to capture it?
In a world with dozens or even hundreds of images on our retina per minute, we decide quickly who to trust, who to work with and which images to buy for our business’ communication.
As humans, we are trained to recognize what is real and what is fake. And usually we don’t like fake people.
Therefore, in our portraits, we seek to catch a person’s realness, so others can relate to what they see and trust them (your brand etc.).
If you can master authentic portraiture, you will make many people very happy: not only your subjects, but also the viewer and if applicable, the buyer of your work. Even for you, it will become so much more interesting and you’ll find that you can use the skills also in other areas of your life.
After taking this course and doing the exercises and assignments, you will be able to apply the skills in your own photography.
You will feel a lot more confident working with people.
Your photos will be more real, more personal and simply better, because you will have learned to truly work together with your subject, rather than telling them what to do.
Your portraits will speak more and be more relatable.
See you in class!
*In just one hour, you'll learn more than you can probably handle, so I advice you break it up in perhaps two or three sessions.