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Portrait Photography Fundamentals

Scott Robert Lim

Portrait Photography Fundamentals

Scott Robert Lim

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Class Trailer
1 Class Introduction 04:10 2 5 Shots That WOW 14:08 3 Four Fundamentals of Photography 08:05 4 Create a Visual Impact with Composition 07:04 5 Importance of Foreground and Background 08:30 6 Create Depth in Landscape Images 18:09 7 Photos Don't Always Follow the Rules 02:11 8 Composition Practice Exercise 10:41
9 Composition Critique of Student Images 05:28 10 Keys to Posing 05:37 11 Shoot: Classic Elegance Female Pose 14:46 12 Shoot: Modern Female Pose 09:04 13 Shoot: Rollover Female Pose 08:10 14 Female Hands & Arms Poses Overview 19:52 15 Shoot: Hands and Arms Poses for Female 08:58 16 Seven Posing Guidelines 04:18 17 Headshots Poses with Male Model 14:59 18 Shoot: Headshot for Male Model 06:45 19 Shoot: Sitting Poses for Male Model 10:03 20 Shoot: Leaning Poses for Male Model 06:43 21 Shoot: Standing Poses for Male Model 03:32 22 Keys to Couples Posing 10:31 23 Shoot: Couples Posing 06:17 24 Couples Transitional Posing Overview 14:28 25 Shoot: Transitional Posing 15:25 26 Keys to Group Posing 07:12 27 Accordion Technique with Groups 07:46 28 Shoot: Accordion Technique 04:11 29 Shoot: Best Buds Pose 04:54 30 Shoot: Talk with Your Hands Pose 02:33 31 Shoot: Lock Arms and Hold Hands Pose 04:34 32 Run at the Camera and Dance in Your Seat Poses 04:13 33 Shoot: Pod Method Pose 17:58 34 Posing Critique of Student Images 09:32 35 Introduction to Lighting 05:38 36 Soft vs Hard Light 17:10 37 Difficult Lighting Situations 05:52 38 Bright Light Techniques 18:16 39 Overcast Light Techniques 10:34 40 Low Light Techniques 10:27 41 Lighting Techniques Q&A 14:58 42 Drama Queen Lighting 06:26 43 Laundry Basket Lighting 09:44 44 Make it Rain Lighting 03:48 45 Smart Phone Painting with Light 07:53 46 Mini LED Bokeh Lighting 08:22 47 Choose the Right Lighting System 13:30 48 Hybrid Flash System 06:42 49 Innovative Accessories 05:35 50 Gear Overview 06:19 51 Theatrical Post-Processing 06:07 52 Ten Keys to Post-Processing 08:37 53 Essential Skills to Post-Processing 08:25 54 Headshot Post-Processing 24:53 55 Bright Light Post-Processing 09:45 56 Flat Light Post-Processing 14:46 57 Low Light Post-Processing 08:24 58 Introduction to Fine Art Post-Processing 09:06 59 Light & Airy Fine Art Post-Processing 27:34 60 Dark & Moody Fine Art Post-Processing 13:36 61 Post-Processing Critique of Student Images 36:56

Class Description

Want to be able to go into any situation with your camera and have the confidence to know you’ll get the shot? Award-Winning photographer Scott Robert Lim goes in-depth on the four foundational elements you must conquer if you want to develop your creativity and style.

Scott will give you the guidelines you need to master:

  • Lighting
  • Posing
  • Composition
  • Post-Processing

Once you master these fundamentals of portraits, you free up your mind to get creative and ultimately get the shot.


Vitor Rademaker

This course is amazing! Scott is extremely straightforward. He goes directly to practical problems, tips and etc. He explains every thing very clearly, and he is also very funny and charismatic, making you laugh as you learn. He shows that you don't need a lot of expensive gear to make very nice pictures. So I have saved some money as well, cause I was about to buy some gear that I wouldn't need right now. It is for sure one of the best photography courses I have ever attended to! I highly recommend! Thanks a lot Scott! You are the best!


I have purchased a number of classes, this being one of them. The quality of the information was good and the level at which Scott spoke was appropriate for me. Having a course sylibus would add greatly to the value, which usually is not part of the programs I've purchased including this one, unless I've missed it. I believe the speaker should be required to provide one. After watching the videos, much of material can be recaptured by seeing it in writing. I would like to hear back from Creativelive their thoughts. In sum, good topic, good speaker, good technical audio and video quality by Creativelive


Another fantastic class with Scott Robert Lim! The combination of his knowledge, willingness to share, passion & entertaining personality makes him a top choice for photography education. Learning not only the "what", but the "why" & "how" can transform one's entire approach towards MAKING pictures. A constant inspiration to get better & better through practice.