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Behind the Scenes of a Creative Portrait Shoot

with Catherine Asanov
Showcase your unique creative vision with exceptional portraiture that sets you apart from the competition and stands out to clients.

Join rising industry star Catherine Asanov behind the scenes as you learn to take striking portraits. Learn which modifiers Catherine considers indispensable, and create simple lighting setups that flatter any subject. Discover the key to expressive character portraits as you explore gels, props and creative effects to convey mood and engage your viewer. Learn to use wardrobe and makeup to pump up the impact of your shots, and direct models quickly and confidently with Catherine’s expert advice. Learn foolproof strategies for outdoor lighting and use advanced post-processing techniques to enhance your photos. Start taking the stunning portraits that ensure your portfolio stands out from the crowd!

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, photographer Catherine Asanov, as she introduces you to the types of portraits you'll focus on in this class, ranging from classic beauty to stunning fashion to dynamic characters. She'll also outline some of the lighting effects you'll explore to create captivating, amazing portraits.


Lesson 2. Testing the Light


Lesson 3. Fashion Forward


Lesson 4. Capturing Characters


Lesson 5. Fun Portraiture


Lesson 6. Shooting Outdoors


Lesson 7. Post-Processing

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