Photography - Classic Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography - classic studio lighting photography styles
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Photography - Classic Portrait Photography

Learn the classic studio lighting photography styles and skills that a professional portrait photographer uses.

Portrait Photography:

Do you want to take beautiful images of people?

Portrait photography is one of least understand disciplines in photography…

Because most photographers have never been taught the basics...

Good Portrait Photography:

Good portraiture is as much science as it is an art form!

Once you understand a few simple principles you will be able to take classic beautiful portraits of your subjects!

These principles will move you away from amatuer portraiture and move you towards professional portraiture where you will understand how lighting patterns work and what the classic lighting conventions are.

State Of The Art Virtual Studio:

This course was created using a virtual photography studio.

All elements are designed to be simple and easy to visually comprehend and understand using a virtual 3d environment.

You will instantly be able to see the lighting patterns we are teaching and how the lights create those patterns.

All the virtual studio sets come with PDF downloads so you can set your own lighting to match the lesson sets!

What You Will Learn:

In this course you will learn the basic lighting techniques that professional portrait photographers use and the basic equipment required.

You will learn the difference between a soft light source and a hard light source and how that affects your images.

You will learn the classic lighting patterns professional portrait photographers use and the correct lighting terminology for portraiture.

You will learn how to create beautiful yet simple portraits with simple flash photography on a tight budget.

We will also teach you how to prepare your subjects, how to pose their bodies and how to pose their faces.

We will also discuss the basics of choosing a lens for portraiture.

Full 100% Money Back Guarantee:

Before we go any further, let me just say, I don't want you to be disappointed.

If you don't like the course for any reason, you can request a full refund in the first 30 days, no questions asked.

Join Me:

So join me on the other side and learn how to create simple yet beautiful portraits with your DSLR camera...

What are the requirements?

  • You will need access to photography equipment
  • You will need access to a pdf viewer
  • You will need access to a pc

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the classic lighting patterns that professional portrait photographers use
  • Understand how to position their flashes so that they can light their subjects properly
  • Understand how to pose their subjects with classic posing techniques
  • Understood portraiture terminology and techniques

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for amateur photographers who want to learn flash photography and portraiture techniques
  • This is not for advanced photographers who already understand the classic lighting patterns

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction To The Course
Introduction To The Course
Section 2: The Basics
Basic Equipment For Studio Portrait Photography
Understanding How Light Works & Why It Is Important
Section 3: The Classic Lighting Patterns
Lighting Terminology - Understanding Main, Fill, Rim & Background Lighting
Open Loop Lighting
Closed Loop Lighting
Butterfly Lighting
Split Lighting
Short Lighting
Broad Lighting
Rembrandt Lighting
Section 4: Working With Backgrounds
Environmental Backgrounds
Studio Backgrounds
Section 5: Working With Clients
Preparing The Subject
Section 6: Posing Your Subjects
Choosing The Facial Angle
Posing The Body
Understanding Posture
Classic Poses - The Light Pose
Classic Poses - The Shadow Pose
Posing A Group - The Classic Pose
Posing A Couple - The Classic Poses
Section 7: Additional Tips
Composition Tips
Lens Choices
Black & White Portraits
Section 8: Summary Section
Course Activities
The Quiz
7 questions

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Instructor Biography

Mark Timberlake, Marketing |Course Creation | Business Building |Photography

Mark runs a marketing company called SME Heroes, which specializes in training on all things to do with online course creation, online marketing and his personal passion of photography.

He has extensive experience with online business in various forms over the last 15 years and loves to share his hard won lessons and techniques for online business success.

In addition he also has over 12 years experience in online retail and over 6 years experience as a commercial photographer.

This means he has a deep breadth of experience which comes through in his courses which are always designed to be easy to understand and to pass on the skills he has learned in a practical way.

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