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Men's Portrait Photography

with Jeff Rojas

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About The Class

shoot all shapes and sizes of men

Learn the art of posing men in Men's Portrait Photography. Jeff Rojas will show you how to direct men so they look natural, masculine, and confident in front of the camera.

In this class you'll learn posing, lighting, shooting, and editing techniques that will compliment all shapes and sizes of men. Jeff will demonstrate your options for lighting men for portraits, fashion, and commercial images.

You’ll learn the 10 main reasons men don't feel comfortable having their picture take and how to make them feel at ease in front of the camera – which will lead to better, more natural images. Jeff will teach:

  • How to help men pick proper attire
  • Flattering male features
  • Workflow and retouching

Don’t let men’s portrait photography intimidate you. Learn the skills you need to get bold, flattering shots of your male subjects every time.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01


  2. 02

    Defining Strong Male Image: 10 Steps

  3. 03

    Defining Strong Male Image: Pulling it all Together

  4. 04

    Defining Male Features: Skin Tones

  5. 05

    Defining Male Features: Difficult Features

  6. 06

    Introduction to Wardrobe Styling

  7. 07

    Defining Body Type: Quick Tips, Q and A

  8. 08

    Defining Facial Features

  9. 09

    Shoot: Contouring with Light

  10. 10

    Shoot: Contouring Different Face Shapes

  11. 11

    Shoot: Review Contouring Steps

  12. 12


  13. 13

    Shoot: Getting a Natural Pose

  14. 14

    Shoot: Faking Candid

  15. 15

    Shoot: Minimizing Belly

  16. 16

    Camera Angles: Lens Choice

  17. 17

    Shoot: Portrait Lighting - Clam Shell

  18. 18

    Shoot: Portrait Lighting - Clam Shell & Beauty Dish

  19. 19

    Shoot: Portrait Lighting - Silver Dish and Snoot

  20. 20

    Shoot: Commercial Lighting - Beauty Dish and 6 by 4

  21. 21

    Shoot: Clean White Background and Fitness

  22. 22

    Shoot: Fashion Set-up - Black on Black

  23. 23

    Post Production: Workflow and Frequency Separation

  24. 24

    Post Production: Contouring and Imperfections

  25. 25

    10 Things Men Hate About Being Photographed: 1 - 6

  26. 26

    10 Things Men Hate About Being Photographed: 7 - 10


Meet Your Expert

Jeff Rojas

Jeff Rojas is a Photographer, Director and Small Business Owner, based in New York City. After a stint working in Corporate America, Jeff decided to trade in his suit and pursue photography as a viable career choice. Since then, photography ... read more

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  • pdf Photographer's Style Guide for Men
  • pdf Men's Posing Guid
  • pdf Photoshop Black and White Presets
  • pdf Adorama Gear Guid

79% of students recommend this class.
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  • user 6a0f51

    December 2014

    I watched this class for free and am saving up to buy it. First of all confirmed! Sigma lens are nothing to be ashamed of and since I love my one main lens, Sigma I immediately felt a rapport. Then listening to the fascinating insights about men and their feelings when confronted by a lens and...what to do with folks who have shaved heads or a little large. Some of the tips were great! Adding a decoration on suit front like a flower or handkerchief, and how to get the suits looking FIT! and well, I plunged into man world and it was a super education. By day two I was amazed by Jeff's generosity. Basically all his experience, all his favorite lighting techniques and painstaking attention to detail. I would have to watch Day two zillions of times to actually be able to absorb all the scenarios and effects. Im going to buy some suit clips Jeff and clip a bunch of suits in back and front to gorgeous my male subjects out. Thank you again for a wonderful, wonderful class.

  • Lee Crow

    Lee Crow

    March 2016

    I've taken a lot of photography training in the last couple of years. Jeff is outstanding. I didn't realize that this content would have such an impact on me. The lighting sections were the best I've seen and the psychological impact of us men having good photos is a wonderful subject to bring to light. The class is great. Jeff is great. CL is great.

  • MizUniverse


    November 2017

    this course was worth every penny. Full of practical information and excellent demonstrations. Jeff needs to quit with the crotch comments though was like ...really AGAIN? why are you so obsessed with saying crotch crotch crotch good God. Apart from THAT (which I think was just silly nerves) I really do recommend this class. Jeff is actually very very good. I admire his work. Thanks Jeff I learned a lot!!

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