How to Light and Pose Beauty Shots


Clients love the feeling of a photo shoot, especially when it feels like an magazine editorial. In this class, Courtney Dailey will help you create that feeling in your studio by sharing some of her favorite beauty photography tricks. Courtney will share her preferred beauty lighting set-ups, creative tricks and posing directives. You’ll learn how to direct your clients with confidence and ease.



  • <p>LOVED this course! Courtney is such a cool and fun teacher with a wealth of knowledge. I have been shooting professionally for 8 years and know a lot, but she still taught me so much! I look forward to seeing more of her classes on CL! Thank you Courtney and CL! Teresa Koehler, California</p>
  • <p>Beauty photography with a sympathic teacher? Courtney definitely knows how to teach a class in a professional way. Without talking too much with technical jargon, she presents in a way, that you can feel the passion for her art. That&#39;s what it makes so enjoyable to watch. </p> <p>Thank you so much for this course, Courtney!</p> <p>All the best from Germany.</p> <p>Allen</p>
  • This is a course for total beginners. Do not expect to find useful technical information about lighting, light shapers, equipment, lenses, etc. Do not expect to learn how to direct models. You will find some tips about posing, deal with hands, shoulders, etc. Pretty basic stuff. The model doesn't have any experience on beauty photography and Courtney did not succeed in making her emote appropriately. The result of the photo shoot in this course is incompatible with her portfolio. If you want to be a high-end beauty photographer, this course will not help you at all.