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Classic Studio Portrait Photography: Learn The Art Of Classic Lighting And Posing
5.0( 4 REVIEWS )
1h 55m

This course is designed for those interested to learn classic studio lighting photography styles and skills.

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1h 55m


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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in photography

What You Will Learn:

  • The basic lighting techniques that professional portrait photographers use and the basic equipment required.
  • The difference between a soft light source and a hard light source and how that affects your images.
  • The classic lighting patterns professional portrait photographers use and the correct lighting terminology for portraiture.
  • How to create beautiful yet simple portraits with simple flash photography on a tight budget.
  • How to prepare your subjects, how to pose their bodies and how to pose their faces.
  • The basics of choosing a lens for portraiture.


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

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 the least understood 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 amateur 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!

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned the classic studio lighting photography styles and skills that a professional portrait photographer uses.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and develop the skill of classic studio portrait photography!

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction To The Course
Introduction To The Course 00:00:00
Classic Studio Portrait Photography – Course Materials 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Basics
Basic Equipment For Studio Portrait Photography 00:00:00
Understanding How Light Works & Why It Is Important 00:00:00
Section 3 - The Classic Lighting Patterns
Lighting Terminology – Understanding Main, Fill, Rim & Background Lighting 00:00:00
Open Loop Lighting 00:00:00
Closed Loop Lighting 00:00:00
Butterfly Lighting 00:00:00
Split Lighting 00:00:00
Short Lighting 00:00:00
Broad Lighting 00:00:00
Rembrandt Lighting 00:00:00
Section 4 - Working With Backgrounds
Environmental Backgrounds 00:00:00
Studio Backgrounds 00:00:00
Section 5 - Working With Clients
Preparing The Subject 00:00:00
Section 6 - Posing Your Subjects
Choosing The Facial Angle 00:00:00
Posing The Body 00:00:00
Understanding Posture 00:00:00
Classic Poses – The Light Pose 00:00:00
Classic Poses – The Shadow Pose 00:00:00
Posing A Group – The Classic Pose 00:00:00
Posing A Couple – The Classic Poses 00:00:00
Section 7 - Additional Tips
Composition Tips 00:00:00
Lens Choices 00:00:00
Black & White Portraits 00:00:00
Section 8 - Conclusion
Course Activities 00:00:00

Course Review


4 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Definitely learned a LOT


    I learned a lot in here! From hard and soft lighting, Photography lingo, vocabulary, posing, floorplans, composition, logistics of light, how to identify lighting techniques, backgrounds, angles for faces and where main lights/fill lights go

    He explains his points well and provides all the Studio plans he uses as possible in the beginning of the course!

  2. Anonymous

    Thorough enough!


    I am very glad that it wasn’t just Rembrandt lighting for everything. Many styles and shapes were all introduced into this course. I learned a lot from how well the instructor presented the information.

  3. Anonymous
    Michelle Munoz March 3, 2021 at 00:00 AM

    Great lectures


    very easy to follow as a beginner. Loved the depth given for each new piece of information.

  4. Anonymous

    Great course


    A lot of very good information. I learned so much. If you want to start a photography business. I recommend all of his courses. You will improve your skills and save money. Thank you



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