Creative Portrait Photography:: Tips, tricks & Ideas for taking stunning portraits - Part I

Bernie Raffe AMPA, Award winning photographer and teacher

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16 Lessons (1h 38m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

      2:26
    • 2. Camera & lens Portrait Settings (repeated from previous course)

      11:47
    • 3. Portrait Lighting Patterns

      9:49
    • 4. Window Light:- Style I - Shooting parallel to window

      9:37
    • 5. Window Light:- Style II - Shooting with the window behind you

      5:02
    • 6. Window Light:- Style III - Shooting into the light

      4:58
    • 7. How to create an ‘Alpine’ looking portrait, and make more use of 'Top Shade'

      3:56
    • 8. Idea for adding depth to your images for a more creative portrait

      5:01
    • 9. Location session by a lake, learn how to overcome a difficult bright background

      3:34
    • 10. CP Location Session Pippa 04

      6:21
    • 11. 17 ideas & tips for getting wonderful expressions & smiles from your subjects

      10:03
    • 12. Using lines and top shade outside an office in city centre

      4:29
    • 13. Creating great portraits in a courtyard outside an office building

      8:40
    • 14. Continuing the urban session with Em, this time outside another office block

      2:42
    • 15. Continuing the urban session with Em, this time outside another office block

      4:07
    • 16. More tips on TopShade, my favourite type of natural light

      5:06
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Project Description

Let's start off with this one, the techniques is full explained with model Bou in the 1st 'Window Light' video

Take an indoor photo using just window light, with your subject about 4 or 5 feet from the window and with you both standing parallel to the window.

Try to get a clean background and make sure you don't overexpose the lit side of your subject's face.

Give it a go, and show us your results.

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