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Instructor: Bryan Peterson Duration: 4 Weeks Cost: US$129



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
-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


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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