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Become a Portrait Photographer

Learn the essential lighting and posing techniques for portrait photographers. Whether you are shooting business portraits, sport stars, or family photographs, this path will provide you with expert insight into best practices for posing and lighting your subjects.
Master the essentials of portrait photography.
Practice posing portrait subjects for flattering results.
Explore lighting techniques to capture the perfect frame.
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10 Hours of expert-created video tutorials
Practice to reinforce what you learned
Certify your achievement
Advance your career
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