Photographing people can be fun, exciting, and complicated! This course will make taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies simple. You will start with the basic principles you need to know in order to become a people photographer. You will discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos and make other improvements.
Photographing People With Your Digital Camera
- Learn about common digital camera functions and equipment
- Explore factors that control exposures and ways to control your camera to get the people pictures you want
- Learn how to shoot better indoor and outdoor photos and deal with difficult lighting situations
- Learn to shoot well-composed photos, improve sharpness and use depth of field
- Learn to capture action photos that freeze or blur the movement of sports and other moderate-to-high-speed events
- Explore how to use editing techniques using Photo Shop Elements or any other editing program you may have
- Learn to set up your own business, handle contracts, and manage clients
- Instructor-led or self-paced online course
- 6-12 weeks to complete
- 24 course hours
- Learn how to use your digital camera to its full potential
- Take candid photos of your children as well as improve the look of posed photos
- Gain confidence in capturing great photos at formal events as well as those everyday pictures you don’t want to miss
Photographing people is one of the most exciting and complicated kinds of photography. Yet, with just a few skills, you’ll soon be taking better pictures of people. You’ll begin this lesson by exploring digital photography equipment and learning how to set up an inexpensive home studio.
In this lesson, you’ll learn about exposure and the pivotal role it plays in photography. The lesson will talk about the three camera controls that affect exposure, and you’ll find out how to use these controls to achieve the desired effect in your photographs.
In this lesson, you’ll learn about light. Every photo is made from the effects of light on your digital camera’s sensor, so the importance of understanding and using light has an enormous impact on your photos. You’ll find out how to make the most of indoor and outdoor light and how to use some tactics to give you better shots. Then, you’ll explore some difficult lighting situations and how to overcome those problems in order to take great people photos.
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to compose a photo. Photo composition involves not only the primary subject and secondary objects, but also the general look and overall feeling of a photo. You’ll find out how to tackle common composition problems, use the rule of thirds, put tactics to work in order to shoot sharp photos, and use depth of field to your advantage.
People photographers spend most of their time taking portraits of individuals and groups, but posing and arranging these shots can be difficult. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to solve common problems with portraits and how to arrange and shoot portrait and group photos that give you a true representation of the individual or group.