Best Portrait Photography Courses

Find the best online Portrait Photography Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Portrait Photography Courses.

Introductory Photography Course

The fastest way to get off 'Auto' mode and unlock the creative potential of your camera.

Created by Chris Bray - Professional Photographer

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Students: 255940, Price: Free

Students: 255940, Price:  Free

I've been running this 1 day photography course around Australia & New Zealand since 2009, helping several thousand people gain more enjoyment from their passion - one small group at a time. However, as we're now busier than ever running our Photography Tours, time has come to throw open the doors and let everyone enjoy it! Divided into sequential sections, each video features plenty of examples, animations and easy-to-understand explanations to guide you right through from basic camera setup and composition, to aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO, lighting, lenses, histograms, white balance and so much more! The first 5 parts are ready to watch for FREE! 

Photography: Ditch Auto – Start Shooting in Manual

Ditch Auto & learn how to take fantastic pictures with your DSLR Camera in Manual. Unlock your camera's true potential!

Created by Jerad Hill - Photography, Web Designer, Online Marketer, Husband, Father

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Students: 195546, Price: Free

Students: 195546, Price:  Free

Why Take This Course?

You have a DSLR Camera or a fancy Point-and-shoot, but have not been using it to it's full potential. You know that the scary "manual mode" holds a whole new level of customization which would result in better quality photos but have resisted. Terms like Shutter Speed and Aperture sound confusing and you don't know where to start.

If that sounds familiar, I want to assure you that by the end of my FREE course you will understand what those settings do and be on your way to controlling your camera rather than your camera controlling you.

You made an investment in a decent camera and it's time to start using it's features

In this course you will learn the basics of DSLR Photography and how to shoot in manual mode. My goal is to give you the tools so you can train your brain to think like a Photographer. You will also know how to control your camera instead of leaving it up to Auto Mode to try and to it's best.

How Long Is This Course?

So far, the course is just over 4 hours in length. You can watch it in chunks or all at once. It is best to watch it with camera in hand so you can pause and follow along with your camera. All DSLR Cameras are different so your settings may look different than mine.

What Should I Expect?

You should expect to be able to shoot photos with confidence in pretty much all situations. Whether you are taking pictures of your kids for the memories or are considering Photography as a profession, this is everything I had to teach myself in order to understand my camera.

Who are you Jerad Hill?

I am a Wedding Photographer with over 6 years of professional experience. I have shot over 200 weddings, 120 engagement sessions, 150 portrait sessions and 1000's of photos of my own kids. For fun I have shot live concerts and music videos. I am also a Wedding Videographer and do a lot with video. Expect a course on DSLR Video soon.

Thanks for checking out my course. Please subscribe and make sure to share it with that friend of yours who has a nice camera that is always complaining about not understanding it.

Complete Photography : 21 Courses in 1 [Beginner to Expert]

Learn Portrait Photography, Landscape Photography, Stock Photography, Photography Composition, Black and White, and more

Created by Creative Online School - Creative & Engaging Online Courses

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Students: 158072, Price: $129.99

Students: 158072, Price:  Paid

Our students' reviews regarding this course --

"This course has been broken down to explain some difficult photography lingo and setting into plain easy to understand English and the teacher goes nice and slow so you don't feel bombarded with tons of info at once!" -- Christi Guimar

"I found this course really helpful and I learned more about some of the technical aspects that will help me improve my photography. The explanations were simple and made sense. This is the first time I actually grasped the concepts and how things interact in a meaningful way. " -- Belinda Walker

"Its rendered in its simplest way which helps a lot in understanding the course." -- Hazel

"Great course. Very informative and enjoyable. Very well presented. Thank you." -- Bobbie Smith

"The course is very interesting and informative so far, and matches my skill level." -- Elizabeth Armstrong

"... Simple explanations; those are easy to understand." -- Brock Paterson

"every instructor has been great to listen to and have taught above expectations there is not a single flaw in any video every video was complete and totally informative I feel grateful to have got a chance to study under such great instructors, thank you very much" -- Archit Lohumi

"This tutorial is simple but clear and to the point, good for the beginner, it's a very complete starter if you interest in the photographer world the teaching is simple but cover many sections on photography world... for the creator, thank you for providing us this tutorial" -- Andreas Uditama

"This course was really awesome and filled with really nice information. All was really easy to understand and a lot of fun learning everything especially from a variety of different people." -- Nicole Young

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Course 1: Understanding Basic Concepts of Photography

  • Intro to Photography Basics

  • What is Exposure Triangle 

  • Understanding Aperture 

  • Understanding ISO

  • Understanding Shutter Speed

Course 2: Understanding Advanced Concepts of Photography

  • What is RAW?

  • What is Light Metering? 

  • Understanding Histograms

Course 3: Mastering Architectural Photography

  • Equipment needed for Architectural photography

  • How to shoot in low light

  • And many in-depth Photoshop techniques for beautiful architecture photography.

Course 4: Mastering HDR Photography

  • How to shoot for HDR.

  • How to process for HDR

Course 5: Mastering Night Photography

  • Night Photography

Course 6: Adobe Lightroom Basics

  • Lightroom Introduction 

  • Import photos 

  • Collections

  • Working with White Balance 

  • Digging with color corrections 

  • Mastering Lens correction 

Course 7: Adobe Lightroom Advanced

  • Working with Spot Healer 

  • Working with Graduated Filter 

  • Working with Radial Filter 

  • Working with Adjustment Filter 

  • Exporting images 

  • Working with presets

Course 8: Adobe Photoshop Basics

  • Mastering color pop

  • Working with Matte 

  • Working with Sharpening 

  • Sun glass reflection 

  • HDR with Photoshop

Course 9: Adobe Photoshop Advanced

  • How to remove objects using Photoshop 

  • Working with warm B/W effect 

  • Working with Hue/Saturation in Photoshop 

  • Working with vintage effect 

  • Working with High Key effect 

Course 10: Understanding Photography Gear

  • Full frame sensor vs. Crop sensor

  • RAW vs. JPEG vs. TIFF

Course 11: Deep analysis on lenses - which lens you should buy

  • Analysis on Lenses

  • Chart: DSLR Lens Analysis

  • Special Purpose Lens

  • Benefits of prime lens 

  • Chart: Lens market share

Course 12: Analysis on Filter and Stabilization

  • Analysis on Filters

  • Use of Polarization filter # Darken The Sky

  • Use of Polarization filter # Avoid reflection

  • Neutral Density (ND) Filter: When to use?

  • Use of ND filter # Waterfall

Course 13: Earn Money Through Stock Photography

  • Why Stock Photography?

  • Success Theory in Stock Photography

  • How much you can earn? from stock photography

  • What type of images buyer want

  • Analyze the market through useful tools

  • Shoot Images having both literal and conceptual meaning

  • Save some negative space

  • Get model release early

  • Submit to multiple stock agency sites

  • Invest your time for proper meta data and key-wording

Course 14: Mastering Photography Marketing

  • Social Media Marketing for Photography

  • Physical Marketing for Photography

  • Website Marketing for Photography

  • Classic Marketing for Photography

Course 15: Black and White Photography

  • Introduction to Black and White Photography

  • Why Black and White Photography

  • Color Photography vs. Black and white Photography

  • Tips for better Black and White Photography

Course 16: 10 Ways to earn from Photography

  • Work as assistant photographer

  • Sell your photographs in stock sites

  • Earn from photography contests

  • Earn from photography blogging

  • Earn from photography YouTube channel

  • Other ways to earn from photography

Course 17: Black and White Photography

  • Introduction to Macro photography course

  • What is Macro photography

  • Examples of basic Macro photography

  • How to make Macro more interesting

  • Intro to Macro photography gear

  • Compositional elements and themes

  • Rule of thirds

  • Symmetry in Macro photography

  • Working with Macro Themes

  • Easy tips to get sharp and crispy image

  • How to get larger depth of field

  • Manual vs. Auto Mode

  • How to adjust macro lenses

Course 18: Portrait Photography

  • Introduction to Portrait Photography

  • What makes a portrait look great?

  • Recommended equipment for better portraits

  • Compositional techniques for cool portraits

  • Tips for better backgrounds in portraits

  • Lighting skills for amazing portraits

  • Bokeh and Blur

  • Example of poses for better portraits

  • Tips for child portraits

  • Tips for corporate portraits and head-shots

  • Tips for wedding and event portraits

  • Tips for Indoor Portraits

  • Tips for Outdoor Portraits

Course 19: Landscape Photography

  • Introduction to Landscape Photography

  • What makes landscape photos look great

  • Recommended equipment for better Landscape Photos

  • Composition techniques for better Landscape photos

  • Shooting at Golden Hour: Sunrise

  • Shooting at Golden Hour: Sunset

  • Shooting at Blue Hour

  • Shooting at Night

  • Using Polarizer filter for Landscapes

  • Using ND filter for Landscapes

  • Tips for choosing and moving to locations

  • Recommended settings for better Landscapes

Course 20: Photography blogging through WordPress: Basics

  • Getting started

  • Different blogging platforms

  • Choosing the domain

  • Different hosting providers

  • WordPress Quick Installation

  • WordPress Manual Installation

  • Connecting your WordPress with your domain

Course 21: Photography blogging through WordPress: Advanced

  • First look at WordPress

  • WordPress settings

  • Posts

  • Pages

  • Themes

  • Customizing a Theme

  • Menu

  • Plugins

  • More on Plugins

  • Writing and optimizing a blog post

  • Advanced optimization of a blog post

  • How to find a good article writer

  • Profiting from your blog: Banner ads

  • Profiting from your blog: Other methods

  • Final thoughts

Practical Photography for Absolute Beginners: 9 Courses in 1

Become pro photographer - Understand camera gear, lighting + composition, portrait, stock photography sell photo online

Created by Creative Online School - Creative & Engaging Online Courses

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Students: 132885, Price: $99.99

Students: 132885, Price:  Paid

=== Students reviews on this course ===

"I had a great love for this course. Through this photography course, I learned so many new things that I never heard of. The teaching method is very simple and beautiful which can be learned easily by anyone." -- Naveen Yes

"Awesome all are understanding and point to point" -- Naman Verma

"It was great course. I now have a better understanding as to which camera to purchase." -- Norman Joseph Edwards

"It's a very nice course for the new ones who want to learn about photography , each and every thing are explained. You must take this course." -- Ananya Jain

This online photography course will help you to learn how to shoot amazing and wow images, those will make you far different from average photographer and you will know how to make money through photography. 

1. This course explains and helps to learn tricky and hard DSLR concepts pretty easy way. For example,             

  • How DSLR image taking process works, through easy animation

  • How view finder works, through easy animation

  • Why you should shoot in RAW Format ??

  • What is ISO?

  • What is Aperture?

  • Understanding Shutter Speed with Cool Explanation.

  • Cheat Sheet # Shutter speed and it's use cases. 

  • Chart # Sensor Size of Various Camera

  • Deep understanding of APS-C

  • Chart # Creative Mode Dial

  • Chart # Parts of DSLR (Nikon View)

  • Chart # Part of DSLR (Canon View)

2. You will master in lighting (Both natural and studio light)

  • Why lighting important in Photography?

  • Understanding natural light

  • Problems to shoot a photo in Mid-Day

  • Photography at Blue Hour

  • Photography at Golden Hour

  • You will understand direction light, how to compose light better to take a better shoot

  • 9 important points of photography

  • Reflector to shoot amazing photos

  • Cheat Sheet # Reflector

  • Diffuser to get rid of harsh light and harsh shadows

3. Shoot Cool Macro Photos

  • What is Macro Photography

  • Benefits of Macro Photography

  • Live view to get sharp AND crispy images

  • Larger depth of field to get more detail

  • Use the focusing rail to save time and perfect the focus

  • Use Manual focus, instead of auto focus

  • Diffuser / Umbrella for better macro shots 

  • Wind: Killer of Macro Photos 

  • Macro Targeted Flash

  • Better tripod to get rid of the blurriness

  • Higher ISO; Reason for Noisy and Grainy Photo

4. Black and white photography

  • Why black and white photography

  • Power of black and white photography

  • Black and White Photography vs. Color Photography

  • Cool tips and Tricks for black and white photography

  • Create a vintage looking shot with Photoshop

  • Create Black and White with Warm Tone

  • High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

  • Creating Black & White Effect using Hue/Saturation Tool in Photoshop

5. Mastering composition in Photography - Compose Cool Photos

  • You will learn what components make a picture great

  • Why composition in Photography?

  • What makes a picture great?

  • Placement of subject technique

  • Separation of subject technique 

  • Balance of elements technique 

  • Linear perspective 

  • Height perspective 

  • Overlap perspective 

  • Aerial perspective 

  • Fill the frame technique 

  • Pattern technique

  • Leading lines technique

  • Rule of thirds technique

  • Golden ration technique

6. Here, in this course, you will learn how to make money in stock photography through step by step guideline

  • You will learn the  success theory of stock photography

  • You will learn how to analyze the stock photography market 

  • How to earn from multiple stock photography sites 

  • How to increase image acceptance ratio

  • What components makes create a better photo for the selling perspective

7. Portrait Photography 

  • What is Portrait Photography?

  • Key concepts of a portrait photography.

  • Indoor # portrait photography setup

  • Analysis of bad portrait shots, how to over come those?

  • Common mistakes in portrait photography

  • Cheat Sheet # Portrait Lighting

8. Deep analysis on Lenses

  • Chart # Know your lense

  • DSLR Lens analysis 

  • Special purpose lens

  • Benefits of a prime lens

  • Lens market share

  • Nikon lens terms

  • Canon lens terms

9. Filters & Stabilization

  • Types of filters and which one do you need

  • Polarization filter: when you need

  • Example photo shoot with Polarization filter

  • Neural density filter: when you need 

  • Example photo shoot with Neural density (ND) filter

  • When you should use a Tripod?

  • If you don't have, then what to do?

10. Long exposure photography 

  • Introduction to Long exposure photography

  • ND filter guide for long exposure shots

  • What equipment needed for long exposure shots

  • Analysis of several long exposure shots 

  • Tips for better long exposure shots

11. Photo Editing in Photoshop

  • Create a vintage-looking image in Photoshop

  • Crete Black and White Photo with Warm Tone in Photoshop

  • High-Key Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

  • Creating Black & White effect using Hue/Saturation in Photoshop

  • Create amazing color pop in Photoshop

  • Cool sharpening in Photoshop

  • How to create an amazing matte effect in Photoshop

  • Add reflections to sunglasses with Photoshop

  • How to create HDR effect in Photoshop

Photography Fundamentals for Beginners

Learn the exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO) and basic composition rules in this easy photography course.

Created by Phil Ebiner - Top-Rated Instructor, 2 Million+ Students

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Students: 120618, Price: Free

Students: 120618, Price:  Free

You want to take better photos, right?

If terms like aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and the exposure triangle aren't familiar - then this photography for beginners course is perfect for you.

Whether you have a DSLR, mirrorless, bridge, point and shoot, or even just a smartphone, you should learn these main settings and rules that all professional photographers use.

With this Photography Fundamentals course, you'll understand how your camera actually works

After taking this beginner photography course, you'll know:

  • Aperture - Adjusting your f-stop, and what this does creatively to your photo

  • Shutter Speed - How to prevent a common beginner mistake with this setting

  • ISO - Preventing photos with digital noise and grain

  • Exposure - How to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lights, and filters to take well-exposed photos

  • Composition - Basic rules to follow... and when to break them

  • White Balance - Make sure your photo's colors look natural

  • Photo Quality & File Types - Best scenarios to use different file types

Who is the photography instructor?

My name is Phil Ebiner, I wanted to create this course for absolute beginners who want to know the basic settings and rules no matter what camera you're using.

I hope you enjoy my little course!

Phil

Portrait Photography for Absolute Beginners

Compositional Techniques for Portraits, Lighting skills, Tips for Corporate Portraits, Wedding and Event Portraits

Created by Creative Online School - Creative & Engaging Online Courses

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Students: 94154, Price: $89.99

Students: 94154, Price:  Paid

=== students reviews regarding this course ===

"This course really helps me to improve my photography knowledge and I would like to thanks all of those who help this to be a success." -- Wijekoon

"so far the course is about what i really want to learn especially about basic portrait photography. i learn a lot of new things from this course" - Fadila

"Good for an absolute beginner. If you have just bought a DSLR camera and don't know anything about photography, it's good way to get your feet wet." -- Terry Taylor

"thank you udemy. Really, thank you very much for the course. We actually learned new things in the world of image. Thank you" -- Akram Menari

"I really grateful and would like to say Thank you to instructure. I got lots of idea, tips and knowledge through this course." - Manan Patel

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Portrait Photography

  • What makes a portrait look great?

  • Recommended equipment for better portraits

  • Compositional techniques for cool portraits

  • Tips for better backgrounds in portraits

  • Lighting skills for amazing portraits

  • Bokeh and Blur

  • Example of poses for better portraits

  • Tips for child portraits

  • Tips for corporate portraits and head-shots

  • Tips for wedding and event portraits

  • Tips for Indoor Portraits

  • Tips for Outdoor Portraits

Portrait Photography for Beginners

You'll learn how to take better portraits with any camera in this complete portrait photography course.

Created by William Carnahan - Photographer/ Cinematographer

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Students: 86243, Price: $99.99

Students: 86243, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the complete Portrait Photography for Beginners course!

We are so excited to help you take better portraits. If you're a relatively new photographer, this is the perfect portrait photography course to help you with this new skill!

You'll learn everything you need to know to take better portraits with any camera - DSLR, mirrorless, smartphone, or point-and-shoot. 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:

Start with our 6 tips to photographing better portraits:

  • Choose a better background and compose your shot
  • Lighting your portraits
  • Properly and creatively expose your photo
  • Play with depth of field
  • Think about colors
  • Interacting and posing your subject

You'll learn portrait photography with real world demonstrations!

Join Will Carnahan, professional photographer and instructor, in a full demonstration to see how you can use our 6 tips in real life.

Learn how to edit your portraits to look even better!

Use free and professional photo editing apps on your phone, tablet, or computer. You'll learn how to use different apps to professionally make your portraits look even better.

Share your photos on social media!

Get modern tips for sharing your photos on Instagram and Facebook. Use these tips to advance your professional photography career - if that's what your goal is!

COURSE BONUSES:

  • Downloadable photos to practice editing with
  • Tips for how to shoot weddings, headshots, and family portraits
  • Premium support from your instructors

WHY TAKE THIS COURES FROM US:

So, why should take this course from us? There are plenty of portrait photography courses to choose from. But we believe that we've created a course that can truly help you take better portraits in less time.

Video School Online has created some of the best selling online photography courses, and we always strive to help you learn new skills in a fun and engaging way!

Lastly, we have a 30-day 100% money back guarantee! Try out this course, and see if you like it. There's absolutely no risk!

We can't wait to see you in the course!

Green Screen Photography

A complete guide green screen photography, from setup to editing in PhotoKey software from FXHome.

Created by Dave Cross - Photoshop Educator Since 1990

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Students: 64087, Price: Free

Students: 64087, Price:  Free

This course will show you how you can use a simple green screen set up to increase your creativity - and profits - as a photographer. Yes, green screen is not only for video, and with gear from Westcott and PhotoKey software there's a world of photographic opportunities. This course shows everything from set up to 5 different projects that show just some of the amazing possibilities.

Portrait Photography with Simple Gear

Online Photography course - Using simple lighting gear to get much better portraits... from mild to wild.

Created by Don Giannatti - Photographer, Designer, Author and Educator

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Students: 48616, Price: Free

Students: 48616, Price:  Free

This is an ongoing photography course: New work and assignments will be added to this workshop as it becomes available or as needed for explanations. If you have something you want to see, or a lighting idea that you would want me to explore, let me know.

(Two New courses added May, 2013. Location Portraiture)

Once purchased, you may access the class and lectures whenever you want. There is no limit or time frame to access. 

This is a class that can be started at any time, by nearly any level of photographer. 

This course is created for the beginning to early intermediate photographer who wants to use simple gear to make much better portraits. We will examine fresh ways to use natural light, augmented natural light, strobes with both natural light and as the main lights only and how to create our own reality with only a single speedlight. 

Over Seven and a half full hours of video tutorial on creative portrait photography: shooting, explaining, shooting and Photoshopping. Fourteen + downloadable PSD files in layers to see exactly what we did with the Photoshop work... and use them to understand the Photoshop videos you are watching.

With over three and a half hours of bonus material, including class webinars, this course continues to grow. All members are welcome to our webinars that feature ideas, Photoshop tips, lighting schemes and more. 

We show the setup and how the image is put together, adding fill cards and additional tools as necessary to make the images WE want to see.

Follow along as I set the lights, find the exposure, work with the models and build the image to what I want it to be. 

Understanding how to use light to make the portraits you want means you can make creative portraits at almost any time you want.

Some of the things you will learn are:

  • Using the small flash for lighting portraits
  • How to make traditional 'Beauty" portraits
  • Using a single light to produce extraordinary results
  • Working with models and subjects
  • How to blend ambient daylight with your strobes - and do it easily
  • Using modifiers like umbrellas and softboxes and knowing which you want to use
  • Adding strobe to bring the subject into a very contrasty situation
  • Adding contrast with a wink of strobe in very flat lighting
  • Creating your own reality with lighting
  • Methods for making the most beautiful natural light headshots you can

In addition we show the post production of the images in Photoshop so you can learn to use some basic, and yet very useful tools in post to make the shots pop even more. We include the PSD files in layers for you do download and view as we are doing the Photoshop demonstrations in the videos.

  • Learn how to add small amounts of "light" to an image
  • Simple moves with the Curves Adjustment can make so much difference
  • How to simply retouch faces to eliminate blemishes
  • Using layers for more control
  • Adding depth with contrast and attention to detail

There will be several scheduled live sessions to discuss your images, and to answer any questions you may have. In addition, there will be additional shoots added one per month until 12/31/2012.

If you are familiar with your camera, and would like to be able to make better portraits without spending a ton of money on gear, check out this set portrait photography tutorials.

Create a Gorgeous Photography Site with SmugMug in 90 mins

Easy to Follow Screencasts with Step-By-Step Instructions for creating your own custom photography website.

Created by Ryan Oakley - Photography Nerd, Entrepreneur and Teacher (On The Side)

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Students: 39422, Price: Free

Students: 39422, Price:  Free

Your photos deserve the best.

But if your photos are stuck on your camera or hidden away in your computer where no one can enjoy them, then that is very sad indeed.

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Hey, here's an idea! Let's build you a website through smugmug customization where you can share your photos and videos in all their glory!

Oh - Does creating your own photography website seem a little daunting?

I hear ya - it can be.

But no worries. I'm here to help! I can teach you how to build your very own, gorgeous photography website with this smugmug customization course - in less than 90 minutes!

With your new photography website you'll have:

  • A site that makes your photos look amazing
  • A site that will protect your images with right-click-protection, and password security
  • A site that you can sell your photos - and make a little cash!
  • A site that will allow you to upload and share hi-res photos and HD videos
  • Learn smugmug customization and make your own
  • A site built on a platform trusted by thousands of photographers

In this course I'm going to show you how to create a really great looking, user friendly photography website.

What are you waiting for? Let's get started!

What Others Are Saying About This Smugmug Customization Course

“I would be so lost without these videos! I really like the simplicity of the site. Nice and clean! Thanks!” - Shaylynn Grant, Shaylynn Grant Photography

“This is the most comprehensive set of vids I’ve seen on SmugMug from start to finish.” - Will Randolph, Helios Digital Imaging & Graphic Design

“I just spent the last couple of hours on your tutorial. Thank you so much for spending the time and effort to create this. It is providing just the kind of direction that I needed. I am up to step six and will work the rest of the way through tomorrow night. You rock!” – Sam

“Ryan, What an awesome tutorial! I used your tutorial to learn how to set up my smugmug site. My site is not a wedding site, so it is helpful for any site. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!” - Jo

“I have had a SM account for 2 years, taken a web design class, and I still could not filter through the potpourri of data to customize my site by myself.  I paid $ for similiar information that does not even work, and you shared it for free and it works. Thank you so much for this invaluable easy to understand information.” – Lifetimecompositions

Natural Light Fashion / Beauty Photography

Natural light is a popular way for fashion or beauty photography. We explore modern methods of natural light photography

Created by Don Giannatti - Photographer, Designer, Author and Educator

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Students: 32924, Price: Free

Students: 32924, Price:  Free

There is something inherently beautiful about natural light. It can be soft and warm, or hard and unforgiving, or even have a sort of melancholy to it. These are the areas we will be looking at in this course.

Fashion and Beauty photography make use of natural light in many ways. A recent viewing of Vogue (October, 2012) reveals many natural light photography shots by up and coming and well established photographers. The techniques are not hard to understand, but still require the finesse and deliberate approach that is required when using artificial lighting.

We will look at natural light from all angles; full sun, modified sun, shade and moody, emotional light.

We will build some inexpensive modifiers for natural light, and also show how to correctly use white reflectors, silver and gold reflectors, scrims, mirrors, and more. These tools are not expensive, but the results they give can be astounding.

The natural light fashion/beauty photography course is divided into 12 lectures, each running approximately 30 minutes. There is a workbook, plans for building a scrim and large reflector, and lots of videos.

Most lectures include a shoot with the gear we are using, a Photoshop tutorial, the PSD file for viewing and a look at how the final images were selected. Looking at the images as they are shot, and then edited, is very powerful as a learning tool.

If you are interested in portraiture, fashion, beauty or glamour, this natural light photography course will open your eyes to the very cool ways you can use natural light to make your images.

The beauty photography course is suited to any level of photographer. I recommend a light meter, although we will also show you ways to use your camera meter as we go. A couple of stands would also be a good addition to your natural light arsenal.

This class also has over two hours of bonus content, with new content being added in May 2013 and June 2013.

Professional Outdoor Photography Retouching Techniques

Learn Retouching Techniques by working with Outdoor Portrait Images - Get the most Desired Industry Looks

Created by Marcin Mikus - Professional Retoucher and Photoshoshop Educator

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Students: 29694, Price: $89.99

Students: 29694, Price:  Paid

Hi there!

Before you start the course I am sure you want to known more about your instructor - me.

I am Marcin Mikus and I am Internationaly pulished fashion, commercial and beauty retoucher.

I’ve been featured in Jute Magazine, Lucy’s, Lofficiel and many others. Except beaing retoucher I am also photoshop educator,

with over 50k subscibres and over 5 milions views on youtue. And my premium courses were purchased by over 60 thousands students. So I am having high believes I am someone who can really teach you retouching.

In this course I am sharing with you images taken by Ariel Grabowski, so you can follow everything step by step on the same images as me - you just need to download them.

So… What you can get from this course? 

  1. We are going to start very simple, from the raw conversion in Caprture One as well as I am going to show you how to do raw conversion in Camera Raw or aay other software. 
  2. After this, we jump into photoshop where I teach you how to clean up the images easily, quickly and non destructive. 
  3. You will learn dodge burn retouching which is the major technique you need to learn to retouch the skin.
  4. Ine the next step we will be working with shadows and highlights - the key to adjust contrast on the image. I will teach you how to get full control over your mask, to define shadows and highlights just on point! 
  5. Of course we cannot miss color grading and lesson about how color harmonies works.
  6. All of this will be ended with final steps in photoshop and Camera Raw just to make sure image looks perfect! 

Over this course we will work on the two image examples, and to make it even better, i share with you my actions which going to help you automate your workflow.

So, lets jump into this amazing experience together!

Landscape Photography Tips : simple solutions for beginners

Learn to hold your camera correctly, get sharper shots, and be inspired with tips on camera gear & shooting on location

Created by Ray Salisbury - Pro photographer | Qualified teacher | Photoshop expert

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Students: 29090, Price: Free

Students: 29090, Price:  Free

Are you holding your camera correctly? Are your photos blurry? Do you know what camera gear you need? Do you wonder why your photos don't look professional?

Overcome these issues with correct technique and good gear.

  • Learn to hold your camera correctly
  • Learn to control exposure quickly
  • Find out why your shots are not sharp
  • Discover secrets from a professional photographer

Get these foundations right, and then learn some more advanced principles you can put into practice.

Most photography courses try to teach you how a camera works. Technical stuff such as the Exposure Triangle, which is quite difficult to understand. Here, we get back to basics. You will learn a couple of the more fundamental, practical things that anyone with a camera can apply. Paradoxically, pro photographers use these techniques every day.

Once you have mastered these techniques, we have a look at landscapes, the most popular type of photography. But there's more to this genre than merely snapping holiday pictures of yourself outside a famous landmark. To achieve success with your scenics, you need to get the right gear, and the right techniques.

Content Overview

  • Suitable for beginner & intermediate photography enthusiasts
  • 6 short, sharp lessons you can put into practice today
  • 30 minutes of video + 2 downloadable PDF check-lists + 1 quick quiz
  • 2 simple exercises to improve your camera craft

Photography. Learn Photography From Pro & Take Better Photos

Photography. Take better photos and learn from a photography pro. Photography skills for awesome photos.

Created by Chris Parker - Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro

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Students: 24421, Price: Free

Students: 24421, Price:  Free

Photography for beginners!  A complete photography fundamentals course.  Learn the exact camera settings I've been using for the last 30 years for my creative vision.  Check out the video slideshow, to the right, to see my photography work and learn more about this photography course.

In this photography course, you'll learn more than just the fundamentals of photography.  Here is a complete list of everything you'll learn.

  1. Photography DSLR FUNdamentals.  Fundamentals don't have to be boring.  Understanding the fundamentals is key for a solid foundation in building your photography skills.

  2. Get ready to take your photography skills to the next level with Exposure.  In part 1, you'll learn the basics of each component that makes up the exposure.  You'll even learn something that is being mis-taught by other instructors. 

  3. In part 2 of exposure, we'll take a deep dive into the Aperture.  Includes in-depth explanations to help you finally understand Aperture and all those pesky numbers.  You'll finally know which Aperture does what for your creative vision. 

  4. In part 3 of exposure, we'll now take a deep dive into the Shutter Speed.  You'll learn the creative options this camera setting provides, when to use a tripod (to avoid camera shake), how to freeze the action or create silky smooth water.

  5. In part 4 of exposure, we'll explore the ISO.  You'll learn all about the good and bad of this camera setting, how it actually works and when you might need to adjust this camera setting.

  6. The next two tutorials include my secret weapon and an often overlooked camera setting.  You'll learn how to use the secret weapon for perfect exposures.  Which means you'll be able to take back creative control from your camera and manually set your settings for the exact type of photo you want.  Simple and easy with this tool.  Guaranteed.  Next, you'll learn how to see light in a way you've never done before.  This too will help you creatively and save you time while editing in Lightroom or Photoshop (or any other software).

  7. Next, we'll take all that information and bring it together in a live studio demonstration.  We'll go over every camera setting we've learned and trouble shoot how to choose which one.  Then, we'll bring those photos into Lightroom to see how our selections effect the creative outcome.  Plus, I'll share additional photography examples of what you learned.

  8. It's now time to venture outside for another photography demonstration.  I'll share with you my creative decision process for choosing specific camera settings. We'll then bring those images into Lightroom for comparison.

  9. Finally, you'll learn how I edit images in Lightroom.  Plus, we'll take one of the outdoor shots and do a complete Classic Edit.  Plus, I'll provide some additional pro editing tips too.

A Guide to Accessories for DSLRs

Learn what to use to make your DSLR experience the best it can be.

Created by Michael Andrew - Photography Instructor

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Students: 24283, Price: Free

Students: 24283, Price:  Free

This course covers DSLR accessories that you may be interested in if you recently purchased a camera. This is a comprehensive course, and you don't need any more information than basic information about DSLRs. If you're feeling lost about what kind of accessories you should buy for your needs, this is the course for you!

Accessories are helpful (and often essential) for many types of shooting scenarios. Additionally, each kind of DSLR accessory is different and is used in different settings. We'll discuss what kinds of accessories there are and how each are used, especially with different kinds of situations and techniques.

This course is chock full of helpful resources within the lesson videos, including links to helpful third-party websites, diagrams, and hands-on examples.

Below is the full course index:

Section 1: Introduction – Learning from the Start

  • Introduction (1:20)
  • The Essentials (5:11)
  • Kit Lenses and Finding the Right Gear (7:26)
  • Memory Cards (6:53)
  • Worthwhile Investments (9:56)
  • Photographer’s Contract Maker (2:48)

Section 2: Gear Maintenance

  • Storage Solutions and Cleaning Your Gear (9:34)
  • Deep Cleaning Lenses (8:24)
  • Cleaning the Sensor (5:55)

Section 3: Support and Stabilization

  • Tripods (7:50)
  • More Types of Stabilization (7:20)
  • Straps (2:00)

Section 4: Lenses and Lens Accessories

  • Lens Crash Course (7:37)
  • Lens Accessories (9:34)
  • Filters (6:17)

Section 5: Light

  • External Flashes, Reflectors, and More (8:18)
  • Studio Lighting Gear (8:52)
  • Four-Way Studio Lighting (3:45)

Section 6: Conclusion

  • Miscellaneous Accessories (8:58)
  • Wrap Up and Conclusion (1:21)

At a comfortable pace, the course should take about half a week to complete, though it can certainly be done in less or greater time, depending on your learning style.

You should be familiar with some basic terminology regarding accessories, such as "lens," and "tripod," though these terms will be explained in the course.

Ultimately, it's our end goal to prepare you to have a clear idea of what kind of accessories you need, and for you to know what the best kind of equipment is, and how to use, maintain, and enjoy it. If you've been waiting to learn about the kinds of DSLR accessories you'll need in photography, we look forward to seeing you in this course.

Secrets of Magazine Model Photography

The Definitive Course on how to Photograph Models to get Published in Magazines. Over 2 hrs of Behind the Scenes Video!

Created by Learn Photography HQ - Professional Photographers with a Passion for Teaching

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Students: 20364, Price: Free

Students: 20364, Price:  Free

Acclaimed photographer Jason Cole takes you on a journey into the world of the Professional Glamour & Magazine Photographer.

Jason Cole has photographed models for some of the biggest and most popular Glamour Magazines in Australia and the world. Jason now brings his extensive experience to this instructional course highlighting professional techniques, equipment and location considerations never before captured in a course like this.

This course contains over 2 hrs of behind-the-scenes live video... showing you every aspect of photographing models so you can build a portfolio or sell your work to magazines.


Warning!

This course is not like any other photography course you have seen before. It's definitely not just a bunch of PowerPoint slides with bullet points and a voiceover!

All the lessons are shot live... right on location with real models using multiple camera angles and a full production team.

It's like being right there at the photo shoot, looking over Jason's shoulder as he demonstrates exactly how to achieve the photographic results that publishers want for their magazines.

This is your ticket to see the tips and techniques that only industry insiders would ever see... allowing you to progress from taking your usual average photos... to photos that are in demand and can be sold to magazine publishers all over the world.

Use the knowledge in this course to start making money with your passion... whilst having fun at the same time.


Topics covered include:

  • Equipment that professional photographers use and why they use it.
  • Shoot #1: Theme shoot based in a workshop garage.
  • Shoot #2: Beach scene with harsh bright sunlight.
  • Shoot #3: Beach scene with overcast lighting.
  • Shoot #4: Fashion studio shoot.
  • Tips about shooting models from his vast experience in this field.

This course was six months in the making, using professional lighting with some of Australia's hottest models.

Creative multi-angle videography and magazine grade photography makes this a must have visual and informational feast.

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare your model for your photo shoot.
  • Correct use of main lighting, rim lighting and how to use a scrim.
  • Coloring backgrounds and isolating your model.
  • Use a light meter to set your studio lighting for perfect results.
  • How to shoot a DPS (Double Page Spread).
  • Exposing for a rich vibrant sky.
  • Posing your model and controlling squinting in bright sunlight.
  • Posing an inexperienced model.
  • Avoid any issues when shooting models under 18 years of age.
  • And lots more tips from photography pros so you can achieve images that you never thought were possible!

Interactive Online Help

Jason Cole and the team at Learn Photography HQ are here to answer all your photography questions. We want you to be a success in your chosen career as a professional model photographer.

No matter if you are just starting out and creating your first glamour portfolio, or whether you are a seasoned professional, we are here to answer any questions you may have in a timely manner.

Having access to a team of professional photographers is invaluable whilst you learn and perfect your craft.


Meet your Course Instructor

As a visual artist, it has always been my passion to produce a course like this. Another one of my personal goals can now be ticked off my list. This production has been six months in the filming and over twelve months in the planning with an entire professional design and production team. Enormous effort been put into making sure this course is the best of its kind. I sincerely hope you enjoy watching this course as much as we did creating it for you.

Kind regards,
Jason Cole

Lightroom CC Masterclass | Beginner guide for Photographers!

Learn all the basic and advanced tools to make your photos look awesome with this Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

Created by KAIWAN SHABAN - Digital Artist, Photographer & Filmmaker

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Students: 19485, Price: $19.99

Students: 19485, Price:  Paid

  • WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?

In this course, you will learn all the basic and advanced tools of Lightroom to retouch your photos professionally. My name is Kaiwan Shaban and I’m an International published photographer and retoucher for more than 8 years.

So I can guarantee that you will take a lot from this course and I’ll be revealing all of my secret tricks that I’ve been using for the past years to develop my own style.

First, we will get into the basic tools.

Such as

  • How to import and export your photos, How to filter your photos.

  • Sync metadata and add Copywrite to your images.

  • Understanding the basic adjustment and histogram!

  • How to use curves in different RGB Channels

  • Being able to have controls over your colors with HSL

  • Color Grading your photos properly

  • Adding grain and texture to your photos

  • Sharpening your photos using details

  • Correcting your geometry with transform

  • And understanding the calibration

And then we will gradually take it to the next level by understanding the three most important tools for selective editing.

  • Adjustment Brush

  • Radial Filter

  • Gradient Filter

And last but not least we will get into

How to create Your own Presets and even, How to sell them and make a profit from them. and then I will teach you all the essential Shortcuts to make your editing flow faster!

Above all of this, I’ll be including some of my RAW Photos where you can practice on them too! And a bunch of premium presets so you can enhance your photos easily!

WHY LIGHTROOM?

Before we get into the technical side. You might be wondering why Lightroom?

You might say Photoshop is enough and in most cases, I could agree with you. Because Lightroom comes with some limitations. For example, you can’t combine photos and create something completely out of this world, for example, you can't remove a background in lightroom,

But The main reason you need to learn Lightroom is simply that it’s the fastest software to edit multiple pictures at once professionally. Being a photographer. There are times we take up to 1000 photos a day. And it could be even more. It’s impossible to edit all of them at once using photoshop. It could take months of work, But with the lightroom is a completely different story.

Just Being Able to copy and paste one certain look and maintain the cohesive style all the way creating looks and saving them as presets. where you can create your own signature look and import different effects to your Photos.

So pretty much the main focus will be on tools you need to get the most out of Lightroom.

Let's get to it.

Photo Editing With The iPhone

Learn how to edit photos like a Pro on your iPhone

Created by Jerad Hill - Photography, Web Designer, Online Marketer, Husband, Father

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Students: 16787, Price: Free

Students: 16787, Price:  Free

Learn how to make your photos pop by editing them directly on your iPhone.

In this course you will learn how to edit photos in a variety of apps on your iPhone. From the default iPhone Photos app to Photoshop apps, you will learn to take a regular smartphone photo and make it much more vibrant.

Photo editing apps have came a long way and are very powerful tools for editing photos. Gone are the days of transferring photos to your computer to edit, now you can create detailed edits in the palm of your hand.

Learn how to use Lightroom Mobile, Adobe Photoshop Express, Snapseed, Pixelmator for iPhone, Photoshop Fix and Enlight. These apps give you the tools you need to create stunning images without the need of a traditional computer. Capture your photos, edit them, and share them to social media directly from your phone.

You do not need all of these apps. Simply pick and choose the apps you want to use. In this course, I wanted to share the apps I spend most of my time in. These apps are some of the most powerful and have the best layout for getting edits done quickly.

Most of these apps are also available on Android, so if you are an Android user, feel free to take this course and watch the videos related to the apps available to you.

Get started now, and learn how to edit photos like a pro on your smartphone.

To see many of my smartphone edited photos, follow me on Instagram: @jeradhillphoto

Creative Photoshop Portrait Retouching

Creative Photoshop Portrait Retouching - With no experience or prior knowledge.

Created by Manfred Werner - Photographer, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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Students: 15208, Price: Free

Students: 15208, Price:  Free

CREATIVE PORTRAIT RETOUCHING – ACHIEVE THE MOST DESIRED LOOK

  • MORE THAN 4700 STUDENTS HAVE ENROLLED ALREADY
  • 50+ Min PHOTOSHOP LESSONS " Making Photoshop Fun & Easy "
  • 30+ 5 Star Reviews from really happy & satisfied students
  • No Prior Photoshop knowledge needed "Guaranteed"
  • Full & free lifetime access to the complete course
  • All future & additional lectures will always be free of charge
  • No illustrator, plugins or other software is needed "You only need Photoshop"

STOP WASTING YOUR TIME AND LEARN THESE QUICK TIPS TODAY?

  • AND DO IT EASILY AND INSTANTLY?
  • AND WITH ALL PHOTOSHOP STEPS REVEALED?
  • AND WITH NO PRIOR PHOTOSHOP KNOWLEDGE!
  • AND TAKE YOUR IMAGE FORM BLAA TO WOW!

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What This Course Entails:

I will teach you how to get into Photoshop, so don’t worry if you don’t have prior experience with Photoshop or other Plugins. Follow my lead and I’ll teach you to be good at it! “Seriously”

All my Photoshop instructions form part of a comprehensive guide that can help you to accomplish your goals by applying these skills. During the lesson you get to eavesdrop as I work, giving you some insight as to how I work and what I do.


The idea is to make photoshop retouching fun and simple! "Anyone can do this"


Whether you have previous experience with Photoshop or not, it doesn't matter. Apply your knowledge for half an hour a day and you could be making huge improvements or even extra cash, just like me.


"And I'm not kidding when I say that you need nothing but Photoshop!"


All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free. Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!

You'll learn

  1. How to work with advanced Photoshop / retouching tools
  2. How to create amazing color grades
  3. How to work with Photoshop Plugins " The best once out there"
  4. How to work with the best dodge & burn techniques
  5. How to work with advanced technique on adjustment layers
  6. How to create amazing light effects
  7. How to work & create light flares "The best out there"

... and much, much more!


Intrigued yet? Then keep reading!

As with all my courses: the initial low price will increase shortly. This one is currently $60 and it will soon upgrade to $90 so join in now! "You will have unlimited lifetime access at no extra cost" Not just that; all future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free.

There's an unconditional, no-questions-asked full 30-day money-back guarantee! I'm known for always offering support in Udemy, so feel free to shout out if you're stuck or need assistance. "I'm here to help"

One final note:

My goal is to teach you Photoshop, so don't stress about not having worked in Photoshop before. "I do my best to make it simple & fun"


I've crammed all my portrait knowledge into +50 Min Photoshop tutorials!


After going through this course you'll be able to apply your new skills to Photoshop any portrait and make some extra cash along the way.

All you have to do is click on the "take this course" button on the top right corner. You have nothing to lose. In fact, you've got a lot to gain!

Thank you, Manni

7 Ingredients for Awesome Photography – Take Better Photos

Photography. Learn how to take better photos by learning the essential 7 ingredients for awesome photos.

Created by Chris Parker - Photography | Photoshop | Lightroom | GIMP | Taught by a Pro

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Students: 14923, Price: Free

Students: 14923, Price:  Free

Photography.  Learn the 7 secret ingredients for awesome photos, every time.

Are you ready to take back creative control from your camera and capture your creative vision?  As a pro photographer, for 30 years, I'll share the 7 secret ingredients for better photos. 

Once you've completed this class you'll be able to take awesome photos, every time.

High End Beauty Retouching in Photoshop 2.0

Learn Professional High End Beauty Retouching Techniques in Adobe Photoshop CC - Get The Magazine Cover Look!

Created by Marcin Mikus - Professional Retoucher and Photoshoshop Educator

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Students: 13837, Price: $99.99

Students: 13837, Price:  Paid

Retouching beauty images had always been a huge challenge for photographers and retouchers. I made this course to introduce you non-destructive ways of retouching that will allow you to retouch fast and create beautiful portraits that you may see on magazine covers.

What is Professional Beauty Retouch?

Professional retouching or so called High End retouching is most advanced form of retouching that require a lot of practice and patience. For many people, retouching beauty images might take hours - in this course I teach you how to not waste too much time and retouch fast and effective. In such a retouch it's very important to work non-destructively, which means to not destroy the skin texture, face features or color harmonies. In prefessional retouch we don't blur or soften skin, we use advanced techniques to make image clean and dynamic, at the same time preserving the skin texture.

To make great beauty retouch, you need to use the right techniques, which allows you to save the time and get perfect results.

Who am I?

I am Marcin Mikus and I am professional retoucher with 6 years of experience in the field. I specialise in fashion, beauty and commercial retouching. Choosing me as your teacher guarantee that you will get prefessional knowledge and practice from the real industry expert, working every day with images that can be found in magazines, lookbooks and fashion campaigns.

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What This Course is about?

For many photographers one of the biggest challenge they face is retouching process and making images look professional - with the right skin retouch, contrasts and color. Getting the final look requires knowledge of retouching tools, light and color grading techniques. Yet, It doesn't have to be overhelming process once you know how to manage your work and use the right tools.

I cover up all of the important subjects of retouching such as:

  • RAW Processing - A camera raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of a digital camera. Raw files are named so because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor. In this course I show you how to work with the RAW files straight out of your camera. I will teach you how to process images in such a softwares like Camera Raw, Lightroom or Capture One. No matter which software you are using - you will find lessons for you!

  • Clean Up - In this course I teach you how to clean up your images. And not only the skin! First of all you will learn such a retouching tools as healing brush tool, spot healing brush tool, patch tool and clone stamp tool. You will know how to clean up background, how to retouch skin, hair, eyes, lips and every other part of the beauty image you could think of!

    As a part of this section I will teach you some additional things as usage of filters that allow you to remove fine body hair within seconds. I will teach you how to use Frequency Separation in the right way to correct light imperfections. And I will teach you how to restore skin texture that we could loose during demanding tasks with skin retouching!

  • Nails Retouching - Small part of clean up but how important. With beauty images we need to make sure every element of the image looks great. Thats why I will teach you how to create natural nail reflections on the image!

  • Dodge & Burn Retouching - Dodging and Burning is only one Non destructive technique used in Retouching. Learning this technique brings your skills to the new level of retouching, and allows you to achieve non destructive results You can see in Beauty Posters or Magazines. In this course I teach you dodge & burn technique using curves - most common and most popular way to retouch using D&B technique! Curves are the only one tool that allows You to retouch whole image. I will introduce You to the terms like dodging and burning and You will know how to work with Your image on a micro level to retouch small imperfections of the skin by controlling lights and darks.

  • Contrasts, Lights and Shadows - Wrong is thinking that to get better perspective of the image we need to do global Dodge & Burn. It could lead us to destroing natural face features. Thats why in this course I teach you how to create precise masks that allows you to work selectively on increasing highlights and shadows to get the perfect contrats. I will show you few tricks that teach you how to get special look of the image, weather you look for something more dramatic or more of a film camera look.

  • Color Grading - One of the most important part of retouching - often underrated. Now knowing how to work with colors we can easily destroy our final outcome of the image. Thats why in this course I teach you not only about color grading tools and adjustement layers but also about theory behind color harmonies. After that we will do very subtle color grading on our images working with tones and saturation values of the image.

  • Final Touch Ups - At the end of each retouch we want to make sure that our images looks perfect, this is where we polish our colors, lights and saturation values. In this section you will know how to do each of this things as well as liquify image and add noise in non destructive way.

And the best part of this course is that it comes with resources valued at over $500! I provide to you high quality images to practice taken by amazing fashion and beauty photographer Dominika Jarczyńska. Shot in professional studio, with professional model and make up artist! And all of this specially for this course! Except the images you will get my retouching actions that will be big help in your retouching process and let you get the things done much quicker!

Enjoy the Course!

Marcin

Photography Composition & Portrait Photography Masterclass

Studio Photography Lighting / Street Photography / Creative Photography / DSLR Photography / Black & White Photography

Created by Mark Timberlake - Professional Online Training Courses For Beginners

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Students: 12311, Price: $129.99

Students: 12311, Price:  Paid

Do You Have A Love For Photography?*

Do you want to learn how to take beautiful, powerful and compelling images with any camera?

*This course comes with free access to a Private Photography Community where you can get critique and guidance as you develop as a photographer.

Are You A Beginner Photographer?

Are you a beginner photographer that wants to master the creative side of photography?

Do You Want To Learn How To Master The Visual Language And Take Images That Impress?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem gifted at photography?

Do You Want To Learn How To Take Beautiful Portraits?

Using any light or even in a studio setting?

Do You Want to Become Gifted At Photography?

Well you can do all of this and more with this Masterclass on Creative Photography.

The Hidden Photographer

Inside each of us is a hidden photographer, that wants to express themselves, that knows what is beautiful and what isn't, but wants to get out, to reveal themselves.

In this course, we will teach you how to discover that hidden photography genius locked up inside you...

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The Course Comes In A Modular Format And Will Cover:

Creative Photography Part 1 - A Brief History Of Photography

Photography is it art or science?

Is it both?

Is it truth or fiction?

Should images be edited at all or left in their purest form possible thus begging the question are we taking an image or creating an image?

Why are some images better than others?

What does photography mean to you?

Learn What Undermines And Influences Photography

This course examines the relationship between the photography community and the art community and the concepts of objective and subjective beauty within art.  Through learning these concepts you will be able to understand how to communicate better what it is you really wish to relay through your images so that it is more readily received by your viewers.

This course touches upon the elements of photography such as:

The Appeal To The Mind

Being The Mechanic

The Appeal To The Emotions

Observation Of Time

You will learn the interesting history of photography, how photography went from something enjoyed by the elite only, to something enjoyed by the masses.  You will also learn about the great debate, how the historical different schools of thought of ‘straight photography’ and ‘pictorialism’ has influenced how we view photography even to this day.

Subjects Covered

  • Is it Art?

  • The Brief History Of Photography

  • The Great Debate

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The Art Of Seeing - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 2

Did you know that Photography has it own visual language?

And that if you understand this language you will be able to create your own powerful and compelling images?

Did you also know you have an inbuilt beauty detector within you to recognise what is beautiful?

Would like like to learn how to take what is already available within you and train yourself to see and take great images?

Learn The Laws And Crack The Code

It does not have to be a mystery as to why some people are better photographers than others.  The good photographers have learned the laws of composition which dictate what is considered a poor or great image.

This course aims to identify what these laws are in an ordered universe, such as laws of light and the impact they have when creating our images.

The course also aims to inspire you to appreciate the inbuilt beauty detector within yourself that intuitively knows what makes up good composition and knows what looks nice.  By moving this from a subconscious awareness to a conscious awareness you can train yourself to recognise and create great images.  

You will learn the stages of how a viewer consumes an image:

  • The Eyes

  • The Mind

  • The Heart

  • The Hands

You will also learn the three essential elements of an image:

  • Light

  • Subject

  • Background

Lectures included:

  • The Ordered Universe

  • Beauty Detector

  • Let There Be Light

  • The Photographer's Playground

  • Activities

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Seeing The Light - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 3

Did you know that photography is all about being able to see the light?

Do you understand the different properties of hard light and soft light?

Did you know you can use these light sources to achieve very differing effects in your image?

Did you know that various lights actually have different colour temperatures which when used correctly can affect the mood of your image?

Learn To See The Light And To Embrace It

Seeing the light is the single most important skill a photographer can learn, it is the very foundation of photography.  

All good photographers have learned to be observers of light, they have learned to be light hunters.  If the light isn’t right a good photographer won’t even raise their camera.

In this course we will explore the properties and uses of both Hard Light and Soft Light.  We will, through diagrams and examples of images, examine how the light is falling on the subject and reflecting back into the camera.  

Light colour temperature will also be explained with a helpful diagram.

Lectures included:

  • Seeing The Light

  • Hard Light

  • Soft Light

  • Colour Temperature

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Controlling The Light - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 4

Did you know that as a photographer you have the ability to control the light?

That by applying some simple techniques like moving your feet, moving your subject or moving your light, you can change your images in a dramatic way?

By working the scene you have a range of effects you can create in your images which range from dramatic and powerful to intimate and gentle?

Learn To Work The Scene To Become A Master Photographer

To become a master photographer you must learn to work the scene.

In this course you will learn how to move your feet.  

As a photographer you are the eyes for the viewer.  Wherever you move you are taking your viewer with you.  Your perspective becomes their perspective.

In this course we will examine the merits of the following perspectives with illustrative examples:

  • In front

  • Behind

  • From The side

  • Below Your Subject

  • Above Your Subject

  • Birds Eye View

  • The Ant View

  • Up Close

  • Macro View

  • Far Away

The second method of control is to move your subject.  This can range from literally moving the whole subject from one location to another, to getting the subject in the case of a person to move their head subtly or express emotion.

In this course we will examine the effects the following can have when moving our subjects:

  • Move Your Subject

  • Simple Background

  • Providing Context

  • Creating Disparity

  • Cropping Backgrounds

  • Subtle Movements

  • Displaying Emotions

  • Dramatic Movements

The last option is to move the light.  You will learn about the different effects achieved by the direction of where the light is coming from.  

We will go through helpful examples of light direction in the virtual studio to illustrate this.

Lectures included:

  • Working The Scene

  • Moving Your Feet

  • Moving Your Subject

  • Move Your Light

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Capturing The Light - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 5

Did you know that a camera uses three main controls to capture light?

That each of these control levers will produce a different effect on your image?

Do you find it challenging to get the correct exposure every time?

Are you losing details in the blacks or blowing out the whites?

Do you know why sometimes a camera in auto mode will expose an image incorrectly?

Learn How To Take Control Of Capturing The Light

In this course you will learn about capturing your image using the three controls in camera which affects the capture of light, these are ISO, Shutter and Aperture.  

It might be tempting to put your camera in auto mode and shoot away, however for the best results and to master your photography, it is essential to understand how these controls work manually.

This course explains how these levers relate to each other and what affects each will have when capturing your image, ranging from shallow and deep depth of the field to slow and fast capture of action and low light capture capabilities.

You will learn about setting the correct exposure including the different units of measurements used within each control.

The course will also go through the different types of cameras that you can use for photography today ranging from the smartphone to a DSLR.

Lectures included:

  • Your Camera

  • The Three Levers

  • ISO

  • The Shutter

  • The Aperture

  • Activities

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Processing The Light - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 6

Did you know that editing your own images will teach you how to improve your photography skills?

It is at the processing stage that you will learn where you are making mistakes and what to correct next time in camera?

Do you want to learn how to use editing to pull and push your images to achieve different effects?

Learn How To Edit Your Images For The Best Impact

Editing your images will become an essential part of your photography workflow.  It will be from this process that you will learn to become a better photographer as you will learn how to get in right in camera next time.

This course will go through some essential editing features:

  • White Balance

  • Cropping

  • Exposure

  • Contrast

  • Filters

This course also shares a simple effective editing workflow using the above features that you can follow to get you started.  

You will learn the differences between Raw and JPeg images which are the types of images produced by cameras.   

Lectures included:

  • The Digital Darkroom

  • Lightroom Edit

  • Snapseed Edit

  • Activities

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The Core Principles Of Composition - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 7

Did you know that all around us are laws that guide and influence photographic composition?

That these laws, when applied to photography will enable you to take better images?

Do you know how to compose your image even before you put your camera up to your face?

Learn The Laws Of Composition To Intentionally Create Your Images

There are certain laws within the universe, of how composition works.

They act as building blocks for us when creating our images.  

By observing the compositional laws all around us, by educating ourselves about them, we will learn how to take images that work.

In this course you will learn the 3 basic laws of composition and how to master each one.  You will learn how the image must be composed with your eyes and mind before you even lift the camera up.  

With illustrative examples you will see the necessity of taking an image with intent, by establishing your subject first and then supporting it with other compositional principles.

The compositional principles discussed in this course acts as a foundation for the next module on the Rules Of Composition.

Lectures included:

  • The Language Of Composition

  • The Subject

  • The Environment

  • Leading The Eye

  • Evoking Emotion

  • Symmetry

  • Activities

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The Basic Rules Of Composition - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 8

Did you know that our eyes are naturally drawn to the highest point of contrast?

That our eyes will follow leading lines in an image?

Do you know where to place your subject in an image to attract the eye of the viewer?

Learn The Rules To Compose Your Image

In this course you will learn about three basic rules of composition:

The Rules Of Thirds

Leading Lines

The Highest Point Of Contrast

With illustrative examples you will see these rules in action in varying environments.  

You will learn how to use the Rule of Thirds as a tool to guide you to where to place your subject in an image.  The course also examines an extension of this rule with the use of Rule of Fourths and Fifths.

Leading Lines takes your viewer on a journey through your image because our eyes naturally follow where lines leads.  You will learn from the use of this rule how you can create an optical illusion of depth or a sense of movement in an image.

The Highest Point Of Contrast is the single most powerful rule of composition.  Our eyes are drawn first and foremost to where light and dark are at the highest point of contrast to each other.  Once this compositional rule is learned it becomes easy to create compelling images because you will understand how to make your subject the highest point of contrast and thus draw the viewer’s eye to it.  

Lectures included:

  • The Rule Of Thirds

  • Leading Lines

  • The Highest Point Of Contrast

  • Activities

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Color Photography - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 9

Do you know how to utilize primary and secondary colors in your photography to create interesting images?

Do you understand how hue, saturation and luminosity relates to each other and how they affect your images?

Or how much you can manipulate color at the editing stage?

Learn About The Fascinating World Of Color Photography

Color in photography can often be overlooked and not given the attention it deserves.

In this course you will first learn in easy to understand language the meaning and application of:

  • Hue

  • Saturation

  • Luminosity

  • Colour Wheels (Primary, Secondary & Tertiary)

This will lay the foundation for us to explore the fascinating world of working with colors.  You will learn to appreciate how color appears in both nature and manmade constructs.  

Using colorful illustrative examples you will learn how to incorporate more color into your photography.  You will learn amongst others things why certain colours work together, how color can communicate temperature and which colors are the strongest.

This course also goes through a simple color edit to show you how to manipulate color even further to achieve interesting and impactful images.  

Lectures included:

  • Adventures In Color

  • Hue Saturation Luminosity

  • The Color Wheel

  • Working With Color

  • Simple Color Edit

  • Activities

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Black And White Photography - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 10

Would you like to learn a simple system to help you create exceptional black and white images?

By learning a simple zone system your photography will improve overnight.

Learn How Captivating Black & White Photography Can Be

The love affair with black and white photography runs deep in the photographic community.

In this course we will explore why black and white is so entrenched in the photography and art world psyche and the influence this has caused on photography.

This course will show you how to see in black and white.  

Using a simple Zone System you will learn the different tones within the black to white spectrum.  Using illustrative examples you will see which combination of tones gives the best black and white images and why.

As with color photography black and white can also be manipulated further at the processing stage.  This course includes a simple black and white edit process to illustrate what powerful results can be achieved at this last stage.

Lectures included:

  • Why Black & White

  • King Luminosity

  • A Zone System

  • Seeing In Black & White

  • A Simple Black & White Edit

  • Activities

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Controlling The Frame - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 11

Did you know that everything within the frame can either add or subtract from your subject?

That an image can fail to make an impact when this principle is not understood and applied?

Learn How Take Control Of What Goes Into The Frame

Everything in the frame either adds and subtracts.

In this course you will learn what elements will support an image and what elements detract.  Using illustrative examples we will see this principle in action which will aid you to set your frame correctly when capturing your image.

Your photography will change dramatically when you learn to see everything beyond the subject.  When you learn to conscientiously pay attention to every element in the frame your photography will improve dramatically..  

This course will go through the all important element of isolating your subject.  It will also explore the powerful impact of using negative space in your images to convey a whole range of different messages.

Lectures included:

  • In The Frame

  • Isolating The Subject

  • Negative Space

  • Framing Your Subject

  • Activities

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Abstract And Geometric Composition - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 12

Are you ready to step beyond the traditional photographic composition rules and techniques?

To try your hand at producing abstract images and those with geometrical design?

Do you want to greatly improve your compositional skills?

Learn How To Enjoy Creating Abstract And Geometrical Images

An abstract image is one where the identity of the subject is not necessarily obvious or recognizable and the pattern, shapes and colours of the object becomes the subject instead.  

In this course you will learn advanced compositional skills.  Using various illustrative examples of abstract images you will learn how to find and take great abstract images.  

You will learn how to start seeing like an architect which will greatly help your compositional skills.  The architect has learned to see in lines, space and shapes.  

By placing our own architect glasses on we can start observing geometrical designs all around us in buildings and in nature and learn to recognise good composition.  

When you learn to see beyond the subject into it’s design elements a whole new world of understanding composition starts to open up.

This course also covers how to utilize strong visual elements such as arrows, repeating patterns, reflection and shadows plus many more to create powerful images.

Lectures included:

  • Abstract Images

  • Seeing Like An Architect

  • Strong Visual Elements

  • Activities

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Creative Portraiture - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 13

Learn How To Take Creative Portraiture

The best portraiture comes from capturing people when they are natural and not posing.

In this course you will learn how to take portraits which capture powerful moments.

The biggest battle in portrait photography is getting people to act naturally, this course will show you how to circumvent that..

You will learn to how to take images that captures the in-between moments, those precious moments, that most photographers miss.

You will learn the importance of the eyes in portraiture and how to use them to create deep interest in your images.

You will also learn about gesture and emotional body language and why capturing it is so important and will help you to create really powerful images.

Lectures included:

  • The In Between Moments

  • The Eyes

  • Body Language And Gesture

  • Activities

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Finding Your Identity As A Photographer - Creative Photography Composition Masterclass Part 14

Learn How To Find Your Own Identity As A Photographer

Figuring out who you are as a photographer can be a challenge.

Creating your own style can also be difficult.

This course guides you through that with some simple insights from an experienced commercial photographer.

You will learn how to think about creating an image.

You will learn how to think about developing your own style, creating a series and creating a portfolio.

You will also learn some simple tips on how to share your photography online.

Lectures included:

  • Creating An Image

  • Creating A Style

  • Creating A Series

  • Creating A Portfolio

  • Creating A Body Of Work

  • Sharing Your Work

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Portrait Photography Course No : 1 - Beautiful Natural Light Portraits

We are going to show you how to take beautiful portraits just using the light available, so it does not matter where you are and no matter what the conditions are, you will be able to take compelling images that will wow your family and friends.

Use Natural & Artificial Light

That is both natural light and artificial light outdoors and indoors, so you will learn how to use any light source in your photography and still get interesting and powerful images.

Once you have been through this course you will be able to create compelling and powerful portraits quickly and easily and will understand why you are getting the images that you are capturing and why they work so well.

No Mumbo Jumbo

All of this with as little technical mumbo jumbo as is humanly possible, you can take this course with any camera, so it does not matter if you have a mobile phone, a compact camera or DSLR, this course will help you get the best out of your camera.

Elements Covered:

Here are the elements that will be covered in the course:
Learn what equipment you will need for this course.
Understand the difference between hard light and soft light.
Learn how to use soft light outdoors and soft light indoors.
You will also learn how to use hard light outdoors and soft light indoors.
We will cover how to choose your backgrounds and how to pose your subjects.

All of this in as simple language as possible!

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Portrait Photography Course No : 2 - Start Your Own Photography Business

Are you ready to to take your photography to the next level?

Maybe you want to earn some additional income with your own studio?

Do you want to know how to create a home based studio on a very small budget?

Home Based Studio:

Studio photography is a great way to earn additional income.

A home based studio allows you to set up fast and with very low cost!

But how do you set up a photography studio on a very small budget?

Equipment Choices:

Buying the wrong equipment for the wrong room can be very expensive.

Knowing what to buy saves you time and money!

What You Will Learn:

  • In this course you will learn how to set up a studio and how to choose a suitable room.

  • What equipment you need to buy on a tight budget.

  • Some simple lighting setups for portraiture that will get you taking good images fast.

  • Camera purchasing decisions.

  • Lens choices for portraiture.

  • What is a good budget flash kit to get you started.

  • Lighting terminology.

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Portrait Photography Course No : 3 - Photography - Classic Portrait Photography

Learn the classic studio lighting photography styles and skills that a professional portrait photographer uses.

Portrait Photography:

Do you want to take beautiful images of people?

Portrait photography is one of least understand disciplines in photography…

Because most photographers have never been taught the basics...

Good Portrait Photography:

Good portraiture is as much science as it is an art form!

Once you understand a few simple principles you will be able to take classic beautiful portraits of your subjects!

These principles will move you away from amatuer portraiture and move you towards professional portraiture where you will understand how lighting patterns work and what the classic lighting conventions are.

State Of The Art Virtual Studio:

This course was created using a virtual photography studio.

All elements are designed to be simple and easy to visually comprehend and understand using a virtual 3d environment.

You will instantly be able to see the lighting patterns we are teaching and how the lights create those patterns.

All the virtual studio sets come with PDF downloads so you can set your own lighting to match the lesson sets!

What You Will Learn:

In this course you will learn the basic lighting techniques that professional portrait photographers use and the basic equipment required.

You will learn the difference between a soft light source and a hard light source and how that affects your images.

You will learn the classic lighting patterns professional portrait photographers use and the correct lighting terminology for portraiture.

You will learn how to create beautiful yet simple portraits with simple flash photography on a tight budget.

We will also teach you how to prepare your subjects, how to pose their bodies and how to pose their faces.

We will also discuss the basics of choosing a lens for portraiture.

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Portrait Photography Course No : 4 - Photography - Modern Portrait Photography

Learn popular studio lighting photography techniques with this studio lighting photography course.

Studio Lighting:

Learning how to use studio lighting is every serious photographers dream!

What techniques do commercial photographer's use?

Can you learn them?

Modifiers & Lights:

Studio photography is all about modifiers and lighting patterns.

Once you have learned some simple techniques you will be surprised what images you can produce.

Techniques & Styles:

But what are the techniques and styles used in studio photography?

And how are they applied?

Good technique will stop you wasting time in the studio.

It will help you get to the finished image faster with better results.

The Teaching Method:

In this course we will use a virtual studio with rendered images to show you the lighting patterns that top the top studio photographers are using.

Who Is This Course For:

This course is for photographers that are new to studio photography and want to learn some of the latest lighting techniques the top studio photographers are using.

It is also suitable for first year photography students who want to understand studio concepts and patterns.

It is not suitable for advanced studio photographers and is designed with the beginner in mind.

What You Will Learn:

In this course you will learn some of the most popular studio lighting styles around today.

All of the lessons come with pdf plans so you can duplicate the lighting exactly!

Subjects covered:

  • Choosing studio lights

  • Understanding lighting modifiers

  • Standard lighting techniques

  • One light studio techniques

  • Two light studio techniques

  • Three light studio techniques

  • Four light studio techniques

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So join us on the other side and learn how to take beautiful creative images and also learn the art of portrait photography...

Contact Sheets: Begin to take & select great street photos

Learn the whole photography process: think through the shots, work the scene, and determine what are the best photos.

Created by Thomas Leuthard - Streetphotography

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Students: 10959, Price: Free

Students: 10959, Price:  Free

This course is about working the scene in street photography. You will learn how I composed some of my best photographs and why I selected the right frame. The course contains several lectures which show the creation and editing of one of my photographs. Sometimes I take 10 shots, sometimes I take over 50 shots. I will explain in full detail why I did what I did and you will learn more about my approach in street photography.

  • Have an insight view on how I approach a scene
  • Learn why it is important to work a scene in street photography
  • See all the frames I took for that final frame
  • Learn why I was doing what I was doing
  • Explore how the final shot was worked out
  • See the before/after post processing version

Master Adobe Photoshop Color Grading & Retouching

Achieve an Amazing photoshop pop look on your images with these simple retouching techniques.

Created by Manfred Werner - Photographer, Retoucher and Photoshop Instructor

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Students: 10789, Price: Free

Students: 10789, Price:  Free

BRINGING THE WOW LOOK BACK TO YOUR IMAGES - SUPER EASY

  • Brand New Retouching Course "Just launched 10th October 2014"
  • Over 2+ Hours of retouching lessons "Anyone can do it"
  • All Lessons include step by step in video instructions!
  • Includes all raw & psd files which you can profit from - Instantly!
  • No Prior Photoshop Skills Needed "guaranteed"
  • Full & free lifetime access to the complete course
  • All future & additional lectures will always be "for free"

ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO BRING BACK THE WOW LOOK?

  • AND MASSIVELY WANT TO IMPROVE ON TECHNIQUES?
  • AND DO IT EASILY AND INSTANTLY?
  • AND BE ABLE TO APPLY IT TO YOUR OWN IMAGES?
  • AND WITH NO PRIOR PHOTOSHOP KNOWLEDGE

--------------------------- ” Then this course is for you ” -------------------------------

What This Course Entails:

I will teach you how to upgrade your simple retouching skills, so don’t worry if you don’t have prior experience with retouching or other skills. Follow my lead and I’ll teach you to be good at it! “Seriously”

All my retouching instructions form part of a comprehensive guide that can help you to accomplish your goals by applying these techniques. During all the lessons you get to eavesdrop as I work, giving you all insight as to how I work and what I do.


The idea is to teach you how to create an amazing retouch. May this be for your images or for a clients. The aim is to teach you how to get that awesome wow / pop look onto the images with a few simple photoshop techniques.


Whether you have previous experience with photoshop or not, it doesn't matter. Apply your knowledge for an hour a day and you could be making huge improvements or even extra cash, as a retoucher just like me.

"And I'm not kidding when I say that you need no previous retouching experience! "You just need to Practice the techniques"

All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free. Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee - that's my personal promise of your success!

You'll learn

  1. How to create simple, but amazing wow looks on your images "Guaranteed"
  2. How to photograph such an image & setup the light setup
  3. How to do basic raw conversions, image preparations & notes
  4. How to clean skin and apply detailed sharpness through out the image
  5. How build, control and refine light on the overall image
  6. How to do manual sharpness and plugin sharpness
  7. How to apply dodge & burn techniques on darker skin
  8. How to certain techniques that brighten up the overall image look "Bring the wow factor in"
  9. How to apply amazing color grades & effects
  10. How to apply an overall image pop and final adjustments

... and much, much more!


Intrigued yet? Then keep reading!

As with all my courses: the initial low price will increase shortly. This one is currently $30 and it will next upgrade to $45 so join in now! "You will have unlimited lifetime access at no extra cost "Not just that; all future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free.

There's an unconditional, no-questions-asked full 30-day money-back guarantee! I'm known for always offering support on Udemy, so feel free to shout out if you're stuck or need assistance. "I'm here to help"

One final note:

My goal is to teach you how to achieve an amazing look with any image, so don't stress about not having done retouching work before. "I do my best to make it simple, informative & fun"

After going through this course you'll be able to apply your new retouching skills to retouch any dramatic image and make some extra cash along the way.

All you have to do is click on the "take this course" button on the top right corner. You have nothing to lose. In fact, you've got a lot to gain.

Thank you,

Manni

Portrait Photography Masterclass

Create jaw-dropping portraits that will make a splash on social media and for your our business

Created by Jon H. - Award winning Instructor

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Students: 8784, Price: $129.99

Students: 8784, Price:  Paid

I started in photography hoping to pay off my camera.  In a few short months I had paid off my full frame DSLR, pro lens, and lights by using a really effective photography system.  I'll show you this system and take you along as we shoot portraits and pose subjects.  Photography is a super competitive market and it's hard to make money.  If you want a shot at a successful photography business study with someone who has run a profitable photography business (many online instructors haven't ever done this).

When. you done, you'll be able to:

  • Build hundreds of photo poses from memory

  • Discover great portrait light with ease

  • Master professional photo editing

  • Find your creativity as a photographer and artist

Professional tips and tricks to improve your photography

Learning the foundations of portrait photography from this course.  This training will put 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.

Photography Class Content and Overview

Suitable for beginners and intermediate photographers, in this course of over 130 lectures and 12 hours you'll learn the fundamentals of portrait photography and portrait photography editing.  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 lighting, posing, editing, and working with clients, you'll move to key theory lessons and some practical experiences from the field.

With these basics mastered we'll also explore sunset portraits, some studio lighting, and backlit silhouettes so you can build variety into your portfolio.

You will have the skills to setup, shoot, and edit like a pro when the course is complete.

Then, put your skills to use as we enjoy a monthly photo contest where you can enjoy other students work, learn from their images, ask questions, and have a chance to win your first photo contest while you cheer on your fellow students.

Complete with over 300 sample images that clearly show shutter speed, aperture, and ISO so you can master these essential photography skills all in one, fun class.  Why not join me today and see what you've been missing!



Photography – The Ultimate Guide to Using Off-Camera Flash

Follow me on 19 photo sessions & learn to create beautiful light using small flashes & take stunning dramatic portraits.

Created by Bernie Raffe AMPA - Award winning portrait & (ex) wedding photographer

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Students: 8073, Price: $34.99

Students: 8073, Price:  Paid

** Voted by students as one of Udemy's outstanding instructors of 2014 **

'Bernie does it again'
... another brilliant course by one of the very best instructors on Udemy. (thanks Marie)

'Worthy of Ten Stars' (thanks Diane)

Learn the fundamental principles and advanced concepts of using off-camera flash to take stunning portraits. This is a very comprehensive, practical photography course that covers everything you need to know.

Just because there is enough light in a room or outside to take a photo, doesn't mean that it's great light.... 

Learn how to create beautiful light using small flashes. 

  • Follow me on 19 photo shoots, indoors and out

  • Take stunning images on a small budget and in a small room.

  • Learn the easy steps to getting your flash off your camera

  • Discover the inexpensive equipment you need, with links to the gear

  • Learn what modifiers do, and how they can make a significant difference.

  • Understand the various triggering methods and which one suits you best

  • Learn and understand the 5 aspects of off camera flash exposure

  • Understand why Manual mode is best, and what makes it so easy

  • Learn advance techniques, controlling backgrounds / multiple flashes / gels / light patterns / balancing ambient and flash light etc...

  • Learn how High Speed Sync and ND filters can help to get better backgrounds outside

  • Everything explained in detail, with a fun teaching style

  • Be amazed at the results from my 'bonus' product photo shoot using a DIY box

A powerful skill at your fingertips 

Advanced and professional photographers do not generally use any of the semi-automatic modes (e.g Aperture / Shutter Speed priority etc..) when shooting in a studio environment. This course will demonstrate why, and show you just how easy it is to use Manual modes for consistent exposures and how it can aid the learning process. 

Content and Overview  - Downloads are ENABLED for this course!

The course goes right back to basics, but also covers advanced topics. You'll learn about the equipment, what to buy and what not to buy if on a tight budget. It demonstrates how to put the gear together, how to modify it, and shows various ways of triggering the flashes, Exposure is covered in great details, with one video on each of the 5 aspects of exposure. 

Come with me on these photo sessions, and watch as I talk through the camera and flash settings and take (mostly) great photos with (mostly) gorgeous models, using a fun teaching style. 

A bonus video on product photography is included, a DIY setup that can provide spectacular results.  Great for eBay or just making some money on the side. 

Designed for beginners (although not complete beginners), through to enthusiasts and professionals, on completing this course you'll have the knowledge and confidence to start taking beautifully lit portraits that will wow your family and friends.

Modesty almost forbids me publishing some comments about my teaching style, taken from reviews of some of my other courses, but I overcame that, so here they are:-

Bernie is really easy to listen to, and his videos were really entertaining and kept you listening. (I also like his accent!)

Many online courses suffer from over prepared, monotonic boring voice overs but Bernie's style is a bit like having your mate round to show you how to do something. This even goes to leaving some bloopers in which makes it human and fun.

Bernie is a hoot! He knows his material, presents it well, and is witty to boot. It's a great combination in a teacher.

I love Bernie's approach. Such a great instructor,

Bernie is an excellent teacher and his enthusiasm for photography is contagious.

Bernie  is a fantastic tutor,

Love it, love it, love it!!

Portrait Photography Masterclass – Photoshop Pro Techniques

Develop expert-level editing skills with professional Photoshop techniques

Created by Kasia Zmokla - (MFA) Artist, Photographer, Digital Art Classes Founder

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Students: 6749, Price: $69.99

Students: 6749, Price:  Paid

The secret of creating striking portraits lies in natural-looking, seamless manipulation. Through hands-on work using five unique portrait edits, you’ll take a dive-deep into portraiture specific adjustments such as skin, body shape, eyes and hair enhancements. You’ll also learn how to work with light to create depth and intrigue in your images. Together we’ll study the way your subject is affected by light and its direction, and explore how advanced photo editing techniques can significantly enhance the the balance and beauty in your work.

Sharpen Your Skills

  • Non-Destructive Workflow

Learn how to combine masks and adjustment layers to achieve your creative vision while at the same time maintaining tremendous flexibility. You’ll be able to create alternative versions of one photo in no time, or revisit your artwork in the future to bring new ideas to life with just a handful of strategic adjustments.

  • Essential Portrait Enhancements

Establish a solid base for any portraiture edit by first performing a quick clean-up and body shape correction with the Liquify tool, and then a background fix with the Stamp tool. You’ll immediately add impact to your portraits by bringing up the detail in the frame, including hair texture enhancement and intelligent eyes brightening.

  • Counter Balance the Visual Weight

Learn how to increase the distinction between your subject and the background. Draw your viewers into the frame and add a strong visual punch to get their attention. By bringing up the textures in the environment, you’ll create more dramatic, effective artwork.

  • Master the Classic “S”-Shaped Curve

Discover this extremely useful technique to target flat areas in your images. You’ll learn how to quickly and precisely add contrast to the scene. And you’ll also experience how to gain more control of your light and shadow contrast by combining “S”-Curve with Layers and Masks.

  • Low Key Portrait Technique

Play with balancing shadows and lights to build a moody, nostalgic atmosphere. You’ll work with complementary colors to create subtle grading with Curves, and discover how to inject a desired shade into selected luminosity ranges.

  • Recompose Your Scenes

Explore recomposing your frames so you can get your desired canvas ratio. And get creative by cropping images shot in portrait orientation to square, or recreate missing background elements to achieve a more compelling and seamless composition.

From Photo to DVD – Preserving those Precious Memories

Improving your digital photography techniques, enhancing photos with Photoshop and creating videos with Premiere

Created by Rick Phillips - PhD with 25+ years computer industry experience

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Students: 6108, Price: Free

Students: 6108, Price:  Free

“From Photo to DVD – Preserving Those Precious Memories”
covers three primary topics.  First, we’ll
explore some techniques and strategies for taking better digital photos.  We’ll take a moderately deep dive into portrait
and landscape photography and an overview look at sports, low-light and
underwater photography.  Next, we’ll
explore the editing of photos using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements.  We begin simply with things like cropping, light and color adjustments.  By the time
we’re finished we’ll have explored photo merges, panoramas, special effects and
even creating your own images from scratch. 
We conclude the course with a look at creating high quality videos and
DVDs with Adobe’s Premiere Elements. 
Again we start simply with things like single-threaded timelines, music,
narration and transitions.  By the time
we conclude you will be creating photo montages, utilizing multiple,
simultaneous timelines and creating your own menus.  It should all be great fun.

The course is best suited for individuals familiar with
digital photography, but seeking to improve their skills.  No prior knowledge of photo or video editing
is required.  Similarly, Adobe’s
Photoshop and Premiere Elements are not required.  The download and installation of the free
trial versions of each of these products is described within the course.

Rick Phillips, Ph.D., the instructor for this course,
describes himself as “someone who doesn’t always color within the lines.”  He is energetic and entertaining, but will
likely challenge you within every section to expand your understanding and explore the
world around you.  As Rick is known to
say, “have some fun out there, but Keep On Learning!”

Light Painting In 360 With The Ricoh Theta S

Learn How To Draw Pictures In The Sky With This Incredible 360 Photography Style

Created by Ben Claremont - 360 Videographer & Photographer

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Students: 5766, Price: Free

Students: 5766, Price:  Free

So you've bought the Ricoh Theta S camera and want to take your 360 photography skills to the next level. With 360 gaining popularity so rapidly, it's essential to broaden your creative skillset if you really want your work stand out from the crowd.

As someone fortunate enough to have one of the top Instagram accounts in the 360 niche, i can tell you that my success has been no coincidence. The reason i got to the top was because i keenly observed what the most popular photo styles were over the years, and took note of what people responded to the best. My most popular Instagram photos ever were mostly light paintings, and the extra attention they brought me, helped me get discovered as a serious name in the photography world.

In this brand new course by LIFE in 360, i'm going to teach you EVERYTHING i know about light painting, as i embark upon a an important assignment for Ricoh, on one of their big social media campaigns. The end result became one of their most popular images ever, and this course will walk you through every step of the journey i took to snap it. You've seen our 360 tutorials on Youtube, and now we take it to the NEXT level for our advanced Theta S users. By the end of this course, you will have a broad knowledge of 360 light painting, accompanied by the technical skills and know-how necessary to execute the same stunning images with your own camera.

10 Do’s & Don’ts in Photography

Camera Care & Accessories

Created by Beyond Photography - Professional Photography

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Students: 5545, Price: Free

Students: 5545, Price:  Free

This series of videos showcases the top Do's and Don'ts in Photography. AND

DSLRs, like any other equipment requires some maintenence to ensure it is in working order. And while DSLRs are built to withstand a range of conditions, keeping your camera and lenses free of grit and grime can obviously improve the functionality and durability of your equipment.

These series of videos will take you through the steps to properly clean your camera and your lenses. You will also be introduced to several vital accessories that will be required to make full use of your gear.