Knockout Portraiture! A Complete Course To Revamp Your Creative Life Fast

Jon Haase, Instructor, Coach, and Photographer

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14 Videos (57m)
    • Your Keys To Getting The Most From This Course

    • Day 1, Get a Great Smile

    • Day 2, How To Position Your Subjects Feet

    • Day 3, How to Build Angles in the Body

    • DAY 4, How To Get Proper Head Position

    • Day 5, How To Pose Big People

    • Day 6, How To Build Even More Angles

    • Day 7, Discover Better Light

    • Day 8, Learn Secrets To Moving Subjects

    • Day 9, Create Great Backgrounds

    • Day 10, Child Photography

    • Bonus! Day 11, Understand Where To Gaze

    • Bonus! Day 12 Footwork For Better Poses

    • Thank you!


About This Class

How to take pictures that matter.

Create stunning portraits by discovering the foundational, core skills most people overlook.  Learn photography the right way.  You'll also get to ask questions (get fast answers), encourage other students, submit your work for CC, and enjoy a supportive community of photographers.

Master a professional portrait photography method in this introductory course.

  • Discover great light with ease
  • Build on a solid foundation as a photographer
  • Find your creativity as a photographer

Professional tips and tricks to improve your photography today

Learning the foundations of portrait photography that puts a powerful and very useful skill at your fingertips. Portraits have been one of the most enduring disciplines of photography and one of the most powerful.

Being a skilled portrait photographer (and there really aren't many of them out there) opens many doors. Freelance portrait photography and wedding photography are prime jobs for a talented portrait photographer.

Content and Overview

Suitable for beginners and intermediate photographers, in this course  you'll learn the fundamentals of portrait photography. You'll build a strong foundation as a photographer that you can use to break into other disciplines of photography such as street photography or wedding photography.

Starting with a practical application section of emotion, light, and movement you'll move on to backgrounds, poses, and directing.

You will have the skills to setup, shoot, and see in your mind's eye professional portraits when the course is complete.

Then, put your skills to use as we submitt our projects and enjoy learning from each other.

See you on the inside!

Oh, one more thing! 

For those of you who are not on premium membership, here is a link to free enrolment for this class =) There are 50 free places currently.

For those of you who are not on premium membership and may be interested in upgrading to premium membership, get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99  Here is my link to use that offer


Have a great day! =)


6 of 6 students recommendSee All

Great foundational course for lighting and posing
quirky and fun; maybe have more photo examples for the poses





Jon Haase

Instructor, Coach, and Photographer

Why are 7,000 students enrolled in my online courses?

  • They get results, my methods are simple and they work
  • They understand, the lessons are short and effective
  • They enjoy the experience and the fun of learning 
  • They want to improve their life
  • They want to become something more


Want to become better?

Want to understand your camera, lighting, marketing, and business?

Want to learn pro lighting tips?

Then start learning today and join me inside my courses.  


About Jon 

Jon is a coach, business owner, photography instructor with over 7,000 students who he teaches online and in person.  He's also a professional portrait photographer.  He is a passionate teacher and visual artist showcasing the beauty of life one portrait and photography class at a time.  His passion has led him from photography to instruction where he continues his vision of finding and showcasing the beauty of life.  He has published photography tutorials in Popular Photography Magazine, and Digital Photography School.  

Jon maintains a studio in Hawaii. 

You can see his work at



Jon holds an B.S. in Mechanical Engineering where he graduated with honors.  He also holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering again graduating with top marks from the James a Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.  He pursues his passion of photography and instructing all over the world.  



To create photographers who can capture the beauty of life all over the world and share it in order to make the world a more beautiful, peaceful, and understanding place.  


A world connected through images where we are sharing in the beauty life while in community.