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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!

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.

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.

30 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

1h 55m

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 Reviews


3 ratings
  1. Joseph Chonko

    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.

  2. Michelle Munoz

    Great lectures


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

  3. Deanne Bossell

    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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