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21 Videos (2h 46m)
    • Beginners guide portrait sales sketched

    • 1 1 Understanding Light Pt 1

    • 1 2 Understanding Light Pt 2

    • 1 3 Understanding Light Pt 3

    • 2 1 Introduction to Lighting Equipment Pt 1

    • 2 2 Introduction to Lighting Equipment Pt 2

    • 2 2 IIntroduction to Lighting Equipment Pt 3

    • 3 1 Understanding the Key Light and Fill Light

    • 4 1 Introduction to Lighting Patterns

    • 4 2 Understanding Lighting Ratios

    • 4 3 One Light and Two Light Techniques

    • 4 5 Which Side of the Face Should You Photograph?

    • 4 6 Introduction to Accent Lighting

    • 5 1 Creating Knockout Backgrounds

    • 5 3 Photographing Full Length Portraits

    • 5 4 Light the Background

    • 6 1 Posing the Head

    • 6 2 Posing the Body

    • 6 3 Posing Hands and Arms

    • 7 1 Beauty and Glamour Lighting

    • 7 3 Advanced Portrait Techniques


About This Class

Are you a 'people person' and LOVE photography as well? If so, let me show you how to create beautiful portraits.

Portrait photography is popular, fun, and in-demand! If you are looking for a course to photograph people for fun or as part of your photography career, this course shows you how to create beautiful portraits.

In this course you will learn:

How to use studio lightingt equipment
How to photograph people in various poses
How to create beautiful lighting
How to photograph white backgrounds
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)


Enroll now to learn exclusive portrait lighting techniques and enjoy your passion.

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The author shares 30+ years of photographic expertise in an easy to understand manner. Great course! Anthony Scott





Charlie Borland

Professional photographer for over 35 years

Charlie Borland has been a commercial and stock photographer for over 35 years. Based in Oregon, his clients include: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Tektronix, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Precision Castpart’s Corp., Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Pacificorp, Cellular One, Sequent Computer, Early Winters, Cascade Bancorp, and AGC. He has won numerous awards for his photography and received recognition for annual reports he has photographed.

His imagery has been used thousands of times worldwide, including: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women's Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, CIO, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, Southern Bell, to name a few.

Charlie has been teaching for decades and is an enthusiastic instructor and leader whose passion and experience for photography will leave you inspired and highly motivated.