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Portrait Fundamentals

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In this comprehensive video tutorial, you'll learn how to make use of natural light as well as on and off camera flash for making stunning portraits on location.

We'll cover

  • the exposure triangle
  • camera metering
  • focus
  • properties of light
  • equipment for working with natural light
  • lighting patterns
  • lighting ratios
  • angles of view and the face
  • basic flash mechanics
  • the power of flash
  • maximizing one flash on camera or off
  • equipment for off-camera flash
  • how to setup your speedlights
  • metering for flash and working with ratios

We take you on location to 3 locations using 2 models and a married couple where you'll see exactly how we shoot in different lighting conditions. You'll learn how to properly meter for one or more flashes, inside and outdoor settings and a sunset.

This is a 25 part video course with over 6 hours of content.

Every photographer wants to flatter their subjects to make them look their best and if that's the case for you, then this course is what you're looking for.

Purchase This Course: Click here to purchase this course, or read more about it by visiting Portrait Lighting on Location.

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 1 Introduction

2

Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 2 The Exposure Triangle

3

Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 3 Metering

4

Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 4 Focus

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 5 Properties of Light

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 6 Equipment for Natural Light

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 7 Lighting Patterns

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 8 Lighting Ratios

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 9 Angles

10

Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 10 Overview of Working with Flash

11

Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 11 The Power of Flash

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 12 Basic Flash Mechanics

13

Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 13 Getting to Know Your Speedlight

14

Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 14 Maximize One Flash On-Camera

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 15 Equipment for Off-Camera Flash

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 16 Setting up Speedlights for Off-Camera Flash

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 17 Indoor Shoot With a Model - Natural Light

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 18 Indoor Shoot With a Model - Off-Camera Flash

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 19 Indoor Business Portrait Shoot

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 20 Outdoor Portrait - Part One: Natural Light

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 21 Outdoor Portrait Part Two: Off-Camera Flash

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 22 Outdoor Portrait Part Three: Golden Hour

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 23 Frequently Asked Questions

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 24 Possible Pitfalls to Avoid

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Portrait Fundamentals: Lesson 25 Course Review and Wrap up

 

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