Portrait Photography course is the perfect course for the professionals. Learn key concepts, strategies of Portrait Photography and boost your career with a marketable skill. Learn from the experts and become an expert. 

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Unlimited Duration

Last Updated

September 13, 2021

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Course Duration

3 hours, 12 minutes

Course Instructor

So, you like taking portraits, that’s great, but how happy are you with the results and could you do better?

In this course you’ll learn many of the tips and tricks that professional photographers use for creating stunning portraits, and in a varying assortment of environments, both inside and outside

Rather than just using paid models, this course also has live sessions with friends, and families with their children. Some of these are typical location sessions where we just walk around in parks taking photos.

This is an extremely varied course demonstrating both natural light and off-camera flash portraits, with some specialist ideas that you can easily replicate, plus many tips on composition.

You’ll see how I interact with people to make them feel more comfortable, which in turn helps to get better expressions.

On completing this course you’ll have the knowledge, know how and confidence to tackle many portrait scenarios.


What you will learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of portrait lighting and lighting patterns
  • Discover new ways of taking photos of individuals on location in live sessions
  • Learn my relaxed methods for taking photos of families and children in live sessions
  • Laugh at my 17 tips for getting great expressions from families and children
  • Learn how I pose people to make them look relaxed
  • Watch and learn from my live maternity sessions with an 8 month pregnant mum-to- be.
  • Discover some specialist ideas for amazing portraits

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Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those who work in or aspire to work in the following professions:
  • Beginner and intermediate photographers, and even advanced photographers wishing to learn new skills.

Why Choose Portrait Photography course?

  • Conducted by industry experts
  • Get Instant E-certificate
  • Fully online, interactive course with Professional voice-over
  • Developed by qualified professionals
  • Self paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone friendly
  • Tutor Support


By the successful completion of your course, you will get an instant e-certificate. Our courses are fully updated with industry knowledge and skills that aim at making you an expert in the field. The hard copy of the certificate is also available and can be sent to your address. The delivery charge is applicable with a shipping cost of £4.99 (UK) & £12.99 (Outside UK)

Career Path

This training course will lead you to many different career opportunities, here are few prospects:
  • Freelance Photographer Entry Level - £25,000 to £60,000 per annum
  • Professional Portrait Photographer - £31,150 per annum
  • Press Photography - £25,000 to £60,000 per annum


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Course Curriculum

    • Course Introduction 00:02:00
    • Portrait Lighting Patterns 00:10:00
    • Best camera & lens settings for portraits (repeated from another course) 00:12:00
    • Window Light:- Style I – Shooting parallel to window 00:10:00
    • Window Light:- Style II – Shooting with the window behind you 00:05:00
    • Window Light:- Style III – Shooting into the light 00:05:00
    • How to create an ‘Alpine’ looking portrait, and make more use of ‘Top Shade’ 00:04:00
    • Idea for adding depth to your images for a more creative portrait 00:05:00
    • Location session by a lake, learn how to overcome a difficult bright background 00:04:00
    • Creating great portraits in an unlikely location behind a local supermarket 00:06:00
    • 17 ideas & tips for getting wonderful expressions & smiles from your subjects 00:10:00
    • Learn about the positive impact of ‘Negative Space’ in portraiture 00:03:00
    • 6 reasons why you should mostly take portraits in landscape orientation 00:06:00
    • Using lines and top shade outside an office in city centre 00:04:00
    • Creating great portraits in a courtyard outside an office building 00:09:00
    • Continuing the urban session with Em, this time outside another office block 00:03:00
    • Location session making the most of a steel structures and coping with the sun 00:04:00
    • More tips on TopShade, my favourite type of natural light 00:05:00
    • Follow me on a family location photo session in a local park – Part I 00:09:00
    • Follow me on a family location photo session in a local park – Part II 00:06:00
    • Follow me on a location photo session with two young boys in a local park 00:10:00
    • Introduction to maternity / pregnancy photography 00:06:00
    • Maternity Photography – Scenario 1 – Standing with light coming from behind 00:05:00
    • Maternity Photography – Scenario 2 – Katie wearing lingerie, lying on a sofa 00:02:00
    • Maternity Photography Scenario 3 – Katie wearing man’s large white shirt, on bed 00:03:00
    • Maternity Photography – Scenario 4 – Katie draped in a soft fabric 00:05:00
    • On-Board flash creativity using ‘The Black Foamy Thing’ flash attachment 00:08:00
    • An idea for a moody, ‘film-noir’ gangster type photo 00:07:00
    • How to take an indoor, rainy day, creative portrait 00:11:00
    • Beautiful light, courtesy of a white shopping bag and single off-camera flash 00:04:00
    • How to get a black or very dark background outside, anywhere 00:08:00
    • Course Conclusion 00:01:00
    • Get Your Certificate & Transcript 00:00:00

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