Capturing The Face: The Elements of Creative Portrait Photography Premium class

David Miller, Multimedia Artist For Primordial Creative studio

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8 Videos (16m)
    • Intro

    • Your Subjects

    • Compelling Concept

    • Styling

    • Formal Design Qualities

    • Camera and Lens Choice

    • FX

    • Wrap Up + Project


About This Class

When you have a compliant subject in a creative portrait shoot, the only limits are your imagination and budget.  In this class we focus on the concepts behind unique portrait photography by looking at the work of dozens of world class photographers past and present.  We'll cover where to find subjects, how to approach them, the pros and cons of different types of gear, and some wild approaches to post work and in camera effects that allow you to make unique imagery.

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

Great Class! There are so many fantastic images to study and so much inside info about portraits! I will definitely be watching this class again! and possibly again!
Ron Masa

Psychologist, Artist and Educator

Most photography tutorials pay attention to technical education. It is a welcome change to find one that focuses on the craft. The narrative interspersed with outstanding imagery make for a very easy to watch tutorial.





David Miller

Multimedia Artist For Primordial Creative studio

I have always been interested in the visual arts from an early age- drawing, painting, and clay- but around my high school years I became interested in photography for the social aspect of involving other people, the adventure inherent in seeking out pictures, and the presentation of reality that wasn't limited by my drawing skills.  

One thing in my work that has stayed consistent over the decades since then is I have an equal interest in the reality of the lens next to the fictions we can create in drawing, painting, animation, graphic design, and sound design.  As cameras have incorporated video and audio features, and as Adobe's Creative Cloud allows for use of a plethora of mind-bending tools, I now make video art pieces that are based in photography but utilize time lapse, clay and paper stop motion animation, graphic animation, text and sound to expand the same intersection of reality and pop surrealism.