Portrait Lighting Class

4.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)






Learn the art of taking portraits while at the same time learning about flash photography. Working with flash is not as scary as it sounds! With practice, you will master several techniques and get great photos.

This course will walk you step-by-step through the different things you need to know. By the end of the class, you will see your improved results right in the camera!

Did I mention the 30-day money back guarantee?

2 Classes. 2 Months. 60 days of instructor access.

Class Full

SKU: 3.

Product Description

In-Depth Lessons

    • Learn to Use Natural Lighting
    • Posing – Everything you Need to Know
    • Learn to Use Flash Photography
    • Boost Your Confidence
    • Lighting Styles


Reviews & Guarantee

If you find a reason not to love your class, we will gladly refund your purchase within 30 days.Take a class that’s too easy or too hard? Let us know and we will happily transfer you to a different class.

Jim & Dustin’s simple style and clarity made a huge difference… Not overly technical and also not overbearing….””Very important to me, is how responsive they are to my numerous questions via email – really over and above what they probably should be replying to!””My daughter and I sit through the classes together and it’s fun.”

Meet the Instructors

Jim Harmer is a well-known landscape photographer currently living in Idaho, USA. He is the author of six photography books and co-host of the Improve Photography Podcast.Jim’s photography blog, ImprovePhotography.com, is visited by millions of photographers from around the world, and is followed on social media by over 180,000 photographers.

Dustin Olsen has taught college-level photography classes in a traditional setting in addition to his online classes here.Prior to beginning his work teaching photography online, Dustin also ran a small portrait photography business where he photographed weddings, senior portraits, and families. This is where his love of portrait lighting comes from. In 2011, Dustin began his work with Improve Photography and has taught photography to many thousands of students.



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4 reviews for Portrait Lighting Class

  1. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I found the Portrait Lighting Class to be very helpful. Each lesson was short and to the point, offering visual examples of the topic. I was able to get specific pointers to advance my skill. This class was well worth the investment of time and money. I would rate it a five, but felt some of the videos could have been more professional. Overall, I would recommend to anyone interested in advancing their portrait photography skill.

  2. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I got more than what I was expecting with the Portrait Lighting Class – I actually learned a lot about lighting in general as applied to photography. The learning curve is what really stands out about this class: The first few days the concepts are quite basic and newer more complex concepts are added gradually, allowing to build on the initial foundation. I also really enjoyed watching Jim and Dustin go through some live shoots – knowing what a pro set up should look like gave me confidence when doing my own shoots. In addition, improvephotography.com has a lot of additional and complimentary tips and articles.

  3. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Agree with Pamela above. Great course, well paced and informative. Only negative comment would be the quality of some of the videos which don’t reflect the overall professionalism of Improve Photography. Overall though, this doesn’t stop me recommending this course and the podcast. Thanks Jim.

  4. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    While I had a good understanding of the theory of basics, the videos showed me good practical appliation. Jim and Dustin’s easy manner and ability to explain things well added to the enjoyment of videos. As mentioned, the videos could do with some work to bring them up to today’s professional standards that Jim exemplifies.

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