Introduction to Portrait Photography: Getting the Perfect Shot Premium class

Quavondo Nguyen, Photographer

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7 Videos (59m)
    • Trailer

    • Working on Self

    • Client Research

    • Lighting, Wardrobe, and Location

    • Breaking Down the Wall

    • The X Factors

    • Making Money


About This Class

Anyone can snap a photograph and be lucky enough to get 1-2 beautiful shots, but do you have the skill set to get that money shot every single time, even if it means that you only get 15 mins with a celebrity? Portrait photography is all about capturing someone's true essence, and that's exactly what you'll learn in this class.


In this class, Quavondo, who has been honored 18 times at the International Photography Awards, will walk you through his process and help give you the right tools to go into any situation with confidence knowing that it's no longer up to chance. Sign up now and elevate your photography to the next level and become one of the most sought after portrait photographers in your city, or even the World!

What You'll Learn

  • Getting Started. We'll go over some of the basics to help get you focused for your shoot.
  • Research. We'll discuss the importance of being prepared and how that is a key part in a successful shoot.
  • Lighting, Wardrobe, and Location. We'll go over lighting and staging shots for the best outcome.
  • Breaking Down the Wall. We'll take you through rules for connecting with your subject during a portrait shoot.
  • Setting Yourself Apart. We'll wrap up the class by reviewing advanced techniques like angles, composition, and lenses.


What You'll Do

In this class, you'll create a series of portraits. We'll cover everything you'll need to to know in order to capture the perfect shot. 





Quavondo Nguyen


Quavondo is the Creative Director for  Cliché Magazine ( and a celebrity/fashion photographer in LA. He's been honored 18 times at the International Photography Awards (including top-three placement), he was a top contributor with iStockphoto/Getty Images where his photos have twice been selected as Top Ten Images of the Year before moving on to be a partner at, and his book on photography lighting made it to Amazon's Best Seller's list.