This course is a practical guide on how you can take your own brand photographs in your own home or workspace.
You’ll come out with an understanding of portraiture as a way to share your brand values and connect with your audience on a more personal level. This course will provide the technical knowledge to help you to take good portraits of yourself, including the equipment you’ll need, composition rules and working with different types of light. You’ll also learn how to edit your images in a cohesive and consistent way to build your brand visuals.
Module 1: Branding & Course Tools
You know your business needs good photos, but you’re not sure if *you* actually need to be in those photos. Spoiler: you do. In this module, we’ll go through what it means to represent your brand, how to set boundaries, and getting comfortable with online visibility.
Module 2: Preparation
Few good photos are taken without any thought. In this module, we’ll explore your brand style and begin to pull the pieces together to visually tell your brand story. From mood boards to what to wear to posing naturally, you’ll have what you need to step in front of the camera.
Module 3: Understanding Light
Understanding light is one of the most important aspects of photography. In this module, we’ll look at the different types of light and how they can completely change a photograph.
Module 4: Taking the Picture
Whether you’re using a smartphone or a dslr/mirrorless camera, this module will walk you through, step-by-step, how to take the picture. We cover two different methods for both your smartphone or dslr/mirrorless to experiment with.
Module 5: Editing & Curating
Learn how to edit your own images to maintain brand consistency across all of your visuals. This module will provide an overview of editing in the free Lightroom Mobile App and give guidance on how to curate your final images for social media.
Phone or Camera (DSLR or Mirrorless)
If using a smartphone, any will do. I personally have an iPhone, but I will be sharing some Apps for both IOS and Android.
I use a variety of Fujifilm mirrorless cameras, but you can use your favourite camera. This course doesn’t teach you explicitly how to use a manual camera as any camera will do.
Tripod – as an alternative, you can set your phone or camera on a surface
Remote – inbuilt camera self-timers or a self timer app is a good alternative
Intervalometer – some cameras have an interval timer built in, but if yours does not then you might like to purchase an intervalometer that plugs into your dslr or mirrorless camera.
Lighting equipment – this course will focus on natural light but you can also experiment with a ring light or other continuous light source
Yes, my preset pack comes with the course and is available for you to download in Module 5.
In short, no. You don’t need to have any knowledge about photography in order to take this course. Beginners and amateurs are welcome.
This course will walk you through step-by-step the different aspects of photography that make a good photo and teach you how to put it together to create your own.
No. You can use a phone or any camera of choice on this course. If you’re using a dslr or mirrorless camera, this course assumes you have a basic understanding of how your camera functions.
No. This course does not teach you how to edit in Photoshop or Lightroom Desktop.
In this course, we use Lightroom Mobile to edit our photos. This app is free on both Android an iOS, all you need to do is create an account with Adobe when you download the app.