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Studio Portrait Photography - Online Crash Course - Part 1

Part 1 | Studio Portrait Photography: Crash Course

Portrait photography is aimed toward capturing the personality of a person or group of people. Your craft and skills for effective results lie in pinpointing the context for each of your creation. Plus, you have a responsibility to your subjects too: Portraiture work is a matter of trust - especially if you work in the realms of private clients.
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Studio Portrait Photography - Online Crash Course - Part 2

Part 2 | Studio Portrait Photography: Crash Course

The second part of this crash course is all about the shootings themselves. From creating a specific lighting design, directing appropriate posing (the natural way), and offering your clients a remarkable experience by including professional makeup, hair, and suitable styling.
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Master Class Intro To Studio Portrait Photography - by Cam Atree

Intro To Studio Portrait Photography

Australian AIPP-awarded photographer Cam Attree covers theory, technical aspects & shooting scenarios about working in the studio, different light sources & modifiers, camera settings, properties of light, one- to three-light setups, and - as a bonus - high key lighting. Coherent, to-the-point, easy replicable.
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One-Light Portrait Photography Setup - Free Online Course

One-Light Portraits

If you're just starting out in photography or using strobes or flash for the first time, there are many benefits of just using one light. Explore what you can do with these simple setups and how you can evolve from there once you're confident.
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Headshot Photography Online Course

Headshot Photography

A head shot (or headshot) is a modern, clean portrait in which the focus is solely on the person. This type of portraiture is applied usually for professional profile images for a job application, on social media, images used on online dating profiles, the 'about us page' or a corporate website — and promotional pictures of actors, models, and authors.
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Window Light Portraits - Online Photography Course

Window Light Portraits

Window light is an excellent, free light source. It can achieve the same effects as much bigger, more expensive lighting equipment. A large window is essentially a huge softbox. It will diffuse light into the room and around the subject that you place in front of it.
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Basic Portrait Posing Tips

Basic Portrait Posing Tips

Posing that makes clients look attractive is a goal for all professional photographers. When posing is also tailored to fit the purpose for which the portrait is to be taken, coordinates with the overall feeling and style you are creating for your client, and makes the client look outstanding in their ways, you are creating portraiture work that is worth every money.
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Collection - Portrait Photography Posing Family, Kids & Seniors

Posing: Family, Kids & Seniors

Natural family photo poses: The best family posing often doesn't feel posed, even if they are carefully arranged. High School Senior portraits are an excellent opportunity to capture who they are at this very moment, both in personality and style. In general, posing encompasses much more than just the positioning of your subject's body - it involves the attitude you and the overall mood want them to project.
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Portrait Photography - Post Processing & Retouching

Post Processing

Culling • Skin Retouch • Flyaway Hairs • Frequency Separation • Dodge & Burn • Liquifying • Digital Makeup • Color Correction & Grading • Film Looks • Sharpening • Cropping • Photoshop • Capture One • Luminar • Affinity Photo • Exposure • Plug-ins • and more
Master Class Intro To Studio Portrait Photography - by Cam Atree

Intro To Studio Portrait Photography

This is a 12-part video series covering the basics of studio portrait photography. All of the practical videos feature the original images as they were captured and tethered into Adobe Lightroom Classic, straight from the camera.

One-Light Portrait Photography Setup - Free Online Course

One-Light Portraits

Shooting simple: If you're just starting out in photography or using a strobe or flash for the first time, there are many benefits of just using one light. You might be surprised by just how versatile a single light source can be. Every good portrait starts with...

Headshot Photography Online Course

Headshot Photography

A head shot or headshot is a modern, clean portrait in which the focus is on the person. The term is applied usually for professional profile images on social media, images used on online dating profiles, the 'about us page' or a corporate website and promotional pictures of actors, models, and authors.

Window Light Portraits - Online Photography Course

Window Light Portraits

Window light is an excellent, free light source. It can achieve the same effects as much bigger, more expensive lighting equipment. A large window is essentially a huge softbox. It will diffuse light into the room and around the subject that you place in front of it.

Basic Portrait Posing Tips

Basic Portrait Posing Tips

Posing that makes clients look attractive is a goal for all professional photographers. If posing is: tailored to fit the purpose for which the portrait is to be taken, coordinates with the overall feeling and style you are creating for your client, and makes the...

Collection - Portrait Photography Posing Family, Kids & Seniors

Posing: Family, Kids & Seniors

Natural family photo poses: The best family posing often doesn't feel posed, even if they are carefully arranged. High School Senior portraits are an excellent opportunity to capture who they are at this very moment, both in personality and style. In general, posing encompasses much more than just the positioning of your subject's body - it involves the attitude you and the overall mood want them to project.

Portrait Photography - Post Processing & Retouching

Post Processing

Culling • Skin Retouch • Flyaway Hairs • Frequency Separation • Dodge & Burn • Liquifying • Digital Makeup • Color Correction & Grading • Film Looks • Sharpening • Cropping • Photoshop • Capture One • Luminar • Affinity Photo • Exposure • Plug-ins • and more

In the making:

  • Introductory: What Is Portrait Photography Anyway
  • Editorial Portraiture
  • Self Portraits
  • Location Portrait Photography
  • Noir Portraits

Portrait Shootings

  • Preparation & Starting Out
  • The Face
  • The Eyes
  • Portraits in Tight Spaces
Lighting Gear
Lighting: Theory, Essentials, Quality of Light
Light Functions, Patterns & Styles/Mood
Lighting Setup Examples
  • Lighting “Devices”
  • Light Modifiers & Shapers
  • Light Stands
  • Optical Snoots & Gobos
  • Understanding Lighting
  • Light & Shadows
  • Metering & Color Balance (White Balance)
  • Portrait Lighting in Studio
  • Natural Light
  • Overpowering the Sun
  • Key Light
  • Fill light
  • Backlight/Rim Light/Kicker Light
  • Overhead Light
  • Butterfly Lighting
  • Clamshell Lighting
  • Da Vinci Lighting
  • Rembrandt Lighting
  • Short Lighting/Broad Lighting
  • Loop Lighting
  • Low-Key Portraiture
  • High-Key Portraits
  • Hard Light
  • Two Lights
  • Three lights
  • Four lights
  • with Softboxes
  • with Octagon Softbox
  • with Umbrellas
  • with Beauty Dish
  • with Ring Light
  • Continuous Lights
  • Reflectors & Bouncing Light
  • V-Flats/Polyboards
  • Flags
  • Working With Gels
  • Camera, Lenses, Tools, & More
  • General Poses
  • Woman Poses
  • Male Poses
  • Family Poses
  • Mature Woman Portrait
  • Mature Man Portrait
  • Kids
  • Fitness Portraits
  • Actors
  • Couples Poses
  • Groups
  • Wardrobe & Accessories
  • Makeup & Hair
  • Really wanna start a business?
  • First things to know BEFORE starting a business
  • Running the Business
  • LAW/Legal Aspects
  • Pivoting in Crises
  • Marketing Efforts
  • Working for Exposure
  • Sales: General Aspects
  • Sales: Pricing
  • Online Presentation & Printing
  • Inspiration & Creativity
  • Composition
  • Depth of Field
  • Creative Portrait Concepts
  • Self-Development/Motivation/Lifestyle
  • Post Processing Concepts