Introduction to Studio Portraiture
About This Course
** NEW VIDEOS ADDED JUNE 2016**
Would you like to make money with your camera? Are you a ‘people person’ and LOVE photography as well? Would you like to start a home based business? If so, let me show you how to create beautiful portraits to start your path to your own photography business.
Portrait photography is popular, fun, and in-demand! If you are looking for a course to photograph people for fun or jump start your photography career and get paid, this course shows you how to create beautiful portraits.
If you dream of owning a portrait photography business this course will show you how to create beautiful portraits from head shots to full length, groups, families, and more.
In this course you will learn:
- How to photograph people in various poses and lighting techniques
- How to master strobe lighting
- How to photograph white backgrounds
- How to create special effect portraits
- How to be a creative and in-demand photographer
In no time you will have all the tools you need to get started creating fine portraits either in the studio or in your own home based business. And this course is designed specifically for the photographer with no lighting experience.
This course shows you how to:
- Learn how to sculpt people with light
- Understand how your lighting equipment works
- How to understand the difference between key and fill lights
- Understand lighting ratios
- How to add accent lights
- How to light backgrounds
- How to simple photo retouching (everybody needs some)
By the time you finish this course you will be able to shoot great portraits of family, friends, and even clients and without a million dollars in photo gear.
Enroll now to learn exclusive portrait lighting techniques and make good money enjoying your passion.
What they are saying:
“Charlie, I have learned so much from your class, and feel as I try new lighting arrangements and combinations I do have a lot to learn. My confidence is growing in photographing portraits, and I have to admit I just love it and plan to keep on, having already added 2 lights to my set up.” Gratefully, Sarah
“Truly a wonderful class! You have taken the “Mystery,” and fear, out of portrait photography. You have a wonderful gift for teaching, and you express yourself very well through the written word – another wonderful gift. Thank you so much! Hoping to take another of your classes in the near future”. Blessings, Jennifer
And don’t forget Udemy has a 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked, and that is MYguarantee as well!
What are the requirements?
- Basic understanding of cameras and lenses
- Basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Should have lighting of some sort. We’ll show you how to use strobes, umbrellas, and more
What am I going to get from this course?
- Understand their lighting equipment
- Understand lighting and how best to apply it to people
- Photograph individuals, families, and groups
- How to photograph business portraits
- How to setup your studio in your home or studio location
What is the target audience?
- Anybody passionate about photography
- Anybody who loves people and working with them
- Anybody looking to start a portrait business
- Anybody interested in a home based business
|Section 1: Introductory Tools|
Mastering Studio Portraiture
Recommended Portrait Lighting Equipment
Studio Portraiture First Look
|Section 2: Fundamentals of Strobe Lighting|
Understanding Light Part 2
Understanding Light Part 3
Aperture, Strobes, and Flash: Controlling Exposure
Shutter Speeds and Ambient Light: Controlling Exposure
Understanding Shooting Modes
|Section 3: Understanding Lighting Equipment|
Introduction to Lighting Equipment
Introduction to Lighting Equipment Pt 2
2-2 Introduction to Equipment 3
Understanding How Equipment Works 1
Understanding How Equipment Works 2
Understanding How Equipment Works 3
Understanding How Equipment Works 4
Understanding How Equipment Works 5
|Section 4: Lighting for The Perfect Portrait|
Understanding Light Patterns in Portraiture
Understanding Key Light Fill Light
Understanding Lighting Ratios
One Light & Two Light Setups
Which Side of the Face to Photograph?
A Guide to Accent Lighting
Full Length Portraits
How to Light Your Background
Creating Knockout Backgrounds
The Family Portrait Session
|Section 5: Fine Tuning Your Portraits|
How to Consult Your Histogram in Portrait Photography
Posing the Head
Posing the Body
Posing Hands and Arms
Advanced Portrait Techniques
|Section 6: Creative Techniques|
Making a White Background REALLY White
Beauty and Glamour Lighting
Creative Portrait Technique Part 1
Creative Portrait Technique Part 2 Masking
Creative Portrait Technique Part 3 Portrait Professional
Creative Portrait Technique Part 4 Portrait Pro
Creative Portrait Technique Part 5 Background
In case you need some help
Charlie Borland, Professional Photographer for 30+ years and Lighting Master
Charlie Borland has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He has traveled extensively for a wide range of clients including: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Cellular One, Early Winters, Camelbak, Columbia Sportswear, and many more.
His imagery has been used thousands of times worldwide, including: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women’s Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, Southern Bell, to name a few.
Charlie has taught photography throughout his career and teaches internet courses and location workshops. He has lectured on photography in the US and Middle East . He is co-author of Understanding Flash with Bryan Peterson and author of the eBook: Outdoor Flash Photography available on his website: borlandphoto(dot)com.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 688
- Assessments Self