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Powerful Portraits using Mirrorless Cameras

Miguel Quiles

Powerful Portraits using Mirrorless Cameras

Miguel Quiles

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1 Class Introduction Duration:11:07
2 What is a Mirrorless Camera? Duration:06:30
3 Mirrorless Camera Advantages Duration:07:30
4 Mirrorless Compatibility Duration:13:12
8 Posing Techniques Overview Duration:15:46
9 Lens Choice for Mirrorless Duration:10:59
11 Client Portrait Shoot Overview Duration:04:00
17 Communication with Client Duration:12:05
18 Specific Portrait Techniques Duration:03:43
19 Fashion Beauty Shoot Overview Duration:11:22
20 Live Shoot: Beauty-Dish Duration:23:09
21 Live Shoot: Octabox Duration:18:10
22 Live Shoot: Umbrella Duration:31:21
28 Retouching Workflow Overview Duration:03:00
29 Culling Images in Capture One Duration:18:05
31 Image Editing in Alien Skin Duration:12:56
33 Skin Retouching in Alien Skin Duration:10:36
34 Exporting Images in Alien Skin Duration:06:42
35 Cull Images in Capture One Duration:22:51
36 Skin Retouching in Photoshop Duration:22:16
37 Draw Hair in Photoshop Duration:04:53
38 Finish Skin in Photoshop Duration:23:51
40 Alien Skin Exposure Overview Duration:15:20
42 Exporting Images for Clients Duration:06:09

Class Description

Allowing your subjects to feel relaxed and natural when taking their portrait can be a challenge, especially when you’re worried about the technical side of your camera while interacting with clients. Join Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles as he discusses the pros of choosing mirrorless cameras to focus on the creative side of your images. Most mirrorless cameras are built around the same size sensors and have similar lens options as DSLRs. Become more portable while staying professional with your lightweight camera.
Miguel will share:
  • How to use the correct lighting when shooting with a mirrorless camera   
  • Tethering techniques using Capture One   
  • Why it’s important to develop the connection with your subject for a stronger image 
  • Techniques to help you focus more on the creative parts of an image and less on the technical aspects   
By the end of this class, you will feel more confident in connecting with your portrait subjects, and less concerned with how you use your camera to take the image.  


a Creativelive Student

I want to commend you for hosting Miguel Quiles. He is beyond competent and knowledgeable. Light is Light, but It is encouraging to see incredible minority photographers on your platform and to see diversity in the presenters. It is inspirational for minorities to see themselves on the center stage. I sincerely thank you for that. I am buying this course although I am not a mirrorless shooter because of my support of Miguel and the quality of his instruction of which benefits all photographers. He is a great addition to the Creative Live Family of Presenters that I have supported as well. Kudos Creative Live!

Danae Khan Jones

Wow! As a Newb and someone looking to get into portrait/studio photography, this course was perfect and comprehensive. SO MUCH GOOD CONTENT. Miguel is so approachable about questions, positive, and thorough in his explanations. This course broke down the gear and technical side very well. I recommend going to a class live. It was a great experience with food and beautiful facilities. The facility has a positive vibe and really encouraged me to be creative. Thank you for the experience and knowledge!


WOW!!! I LOVED THIS CLASS!!! I learned so much. He made lighting soooo simple, I finally understood. I liked the way he explained the why of his camera settings and how to overcome ambient light. he explained and made everything simple!!! I liked the way he talked about connecting with your clients. I am so happy I purchased this class. I finally understood lighting What a great teacher!! Thank you!!