If you dream of owning a portrait photography business, this course will show you how to create beautiful portraits – from headshots to full length, groups, families, and more. 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 see the portrait lighting
- Understand how your lighting equipment works
- How to understand key and fill lights
- How to choose the best portrait lighting techniques setup for your model
- Understand lighting ratios
- How to best show your subjects with the right light
- How to balance lighting contrast in a complimentary manner
- How to add accent lights
- How to balance your subject with the background
- How to simple photo retouching (everybody needs some)
Whether you are a beginning portrait photographer, or you have already experienced the frustration of not really knowing how to make those lights work, then this course is a must for you.
You’ll receive some in-depth and insightful lessons on lighting and how it works! Whether your interest is in shooting kids, families, high school seniors, or business portraits, the techniques, tricks and ‘insider tips’ you will receive from this course will set the foundation for many more exciting photo opportunities for the months and years ahead.
You will gain a powerful understanding of light, both in its quality as well as its direction; not only which light or lights to use, but when and where you should apply them! By the end of this course, you will have the skills to open a portrait studio!
Every lesson you receive includes examples of shoots created by Charlie featuring lighting placement and the strategy used to capture the best possible portrait or product. These weekly assignments are intended to help you focus on the exact principle you need to progress to the next level in your photographic art. Studio assignments will include photographing the following subjects: portraits in the including business head shots, seniors, groups, people on location, glamour lighting, and families.
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.