Photographing People, Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

Course Start: FEBRUARY 2024
Instructor: Bryan Peterson Duration: 4 Weeks Cost: US$129

UNDERSTANDING PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY                       

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Based on Bryan’s new book, this is a course designed for ALL OF US, even those of you who never thought you would want to photograph people, outside of your own family or friends.

Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Understanding Portrait Photography, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those “aha!” moments and capture them forever. Rather than relying on pure luck and chance to catch those moments, Peterson’s approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and joy of everyday moments.

This course includes over 70 informative on-location videos!!

 

Week  #1 – Understanding People

-Psychology 101
-Approaching People
-Observing People
-People and Their Environment
-People and Their Clothing


Week #2 – Working with People

-Choosing the Right People
-Breaking through the Shyness Barrier
-Posed versus Candid
-Photographing People In Foreign Lands
-People as Themes
-People at Work
-People at Play
-Working with Models


Week #3 – Light

-The Importance of Light
-Front-light
-Sidelight
-Backlight
-Dappled Light and Diffused Light

 


Week #4 – Composing Powerful Portraits

-What is Composition
-Fill the Frame, but Exactly HOW and With What
-The Vertical Format
-The Rule of Thirds
-Point of View
-Working Your Subject
-People and Scale
-The Importance of Backgrounds
-Shutter Speeds Role in Portraiture
-Choosing the Right Aperture
-Lens Choice

BONUS LESSONS

TOP TEN MOST Valuable Photo-Shop Tips for Post Processing

 

 

 

 


Instructor: Bryan Peterson

bryanpetersonBryan has been a photographer for over 30 years and teaching photography for 20 years. He brings a unique teaching style to the school which will guarantee creative and fun learning by all photographers while elevating them to new photographic heights that they only have dreamed of. In addition, Bryan is the author of such best selling books as Understanding Flash PhotographyUnderstanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography, and Learning to See Creatively.

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What students are saying about Bryan Peterson and his online courses?

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“I just wanted to thank you for another wonderful class. I have to confess that each week when I read the new assignment, my first reaction was mild panic and a deep certainty that I would not be able to produce anything worthwhile that fit within the parameters you had set. But before I knew it, the ideas started to flow, and I quickly became obsessed (no, that isn’t too strong a word!) with exploring the possibilities. I can honestly say that the photos I produced in response to your assignments are among my favorites. Thanks for bringing out a creative side I didn’t know I had!”

Barbara Geiger
Understanding Color

“Thank you so very much for this course! It’s allowed me to take the blinders off and present my images for what I want them to be without being a slave to the “reality” of the camera. I would also add that in conjunction with your printing course, this has been the most useful course I’ve ever taken. Your notes are more than comprehensive and your comments and critiques are direct, clear, and always directed to the improvement of the art.”

Bill
After the click

” I want to thank you for this class and for your patience and availability to answer all of my questions. I have learned very much through this class. I have used LR in the past, but mostly for editing images. I now have a better grasp in the organization of my images, an even better understanding of editing images, and an understanding of the value of presets. I still have a lot to learn, but this has put me on the road to be able to improve my photography. Again, thank you! ”

Dale Yates
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