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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Studio Portraiture

Learn studio portrait photography in 4 hours

The Absolute Beginners Guide to Studio Portraiture
About the Course
Portrait photography is very popular, fun, and in-demand! Many photographers enjoy creating beautiful portraits as a hobby and while others shoot for profit. If portrait photography is of interest to you, then this course will jumpstart you into creating fabulous portraits in a very short time. Like so many other photographers, maybe you too have dreamed of one day opening your own portrait studio or simply shooting portraits in your home as a side business. This course will show you how to create beautiful portraits from headshots to full length, groups, families, and more. In no time you will have all the tools you need to get started shooting portraits either in the studio or in your own home. And this course is designed for the photographer with no lighting experience. I’ll show you how to:-Learn how to see the light-Understand how your lighting equipment works-How to understand key and fill lights-How to choose the best light setup for your model-Understand lighting ratios-How to best show your subjects with the right light-How to balance lighting contrast in a complimentary manner-How to add accent lights-How to balance your subject with the background-How to simple photo retouching (everybody needs some)By the time you finish this course you will be able to shoot great portraits of family, friends, and even clients and on a shoestring budget.
About the Author
Charlie Borland
Charlie Borland has been a commercial photographer for over 25 years. Based in Oregon, he has shot for a wide range of clients, some of which include: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Tektronix, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Precision Castpart’s Corp., Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Pacificorp, Cellular One, Sequent Computer, Early Winters, Cascade Bancorp, and AGC. He has won numerous awards for his photography and received recognition for annual reports he has photographed.
His imagery has been used thousands of times worldwide, including: National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women's Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, CIO, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, Sunset, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, Eco Traveler, Southern Bell, to name a few.

Charlie teaches photography online and on location and and publishes the web magazine www.pronaturephotographer.com. You can see his work at www.borlandphoto.com
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