Hi, I'm Valerie Goettsch from Valerie's Photo Channel. Would you like to take professional-looking portraits without spending a fortune on equipment or getting hung up with a bunch of technical jargon?
The Perfect Beginners Guide to Portrait Photography
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to take better photos. You don't need a full frame, high-end camera or expensive lens to take a great portrait. In fact, whether you have a DSLR, a point-and-shoot or smartphone camera doesn't really matter. It's more about the poses, lighting and background than the camera. My easy-to-follow online video course will show you how to improve your photos in just a couple of hours, and I'll even show you how to edit your portraits using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
What You'll Learn:
- Posing ideas for women, men, teens and younger children.
- How to position your subject indoors and outdoors for the best lighting.
- Background ideas
- The best types of lenses for portrait photography (for DSLR users).
- How to choose the right camera settings for more attractive, professional looking portraits.
- How to edit your photos using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to make them look their best (you can get a free 30-day trial of Lightroom from Adobe).
Online Photography Course
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- Discussion group
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- Progress at your own pace
- Watch when and as long as you like
- Access to the course for life
This course is for ANYONE who wants to learn how to improve their portrait photography skills and stop taking "snapshots."
More than 2300 people are already taking my course and here's what they're saying about it.
These quotes come from REAL people who signed up and paid for my course. Just check them out for yourself.
This online course is fantastic. Valerie is able to explain in a very clear concise way how to take better portraits. I love the suggestions on poses for children.
Lots of good information that is easy to follow. I loved the systematic approach starting with the parts and camera styles. It's like building something from start to finish. Brilliant! I'd highly recommend this course.
Excellent tips for the novice
I love taking photos but get lost with technical language. Valerie's lessons are easy to understand, she speaks at a pace where you can listen without feeling like you are missing important information and the information is easy to follow and implement.
Very well done and professional
The course was very informative and well thought out to remove a lot of technical jargon or at least explain a lot of the basics. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to get more out of their photographs or to improve their portraits.
As a course member, you get 2.5 hours of video plus PDF downloadable resources.
You can view these lectures from your laptop, desktop, TV, or any compatible mobile device anywhere you go.
I've worked hard to make this a fun class with easy-to-understand, practical information and examples.
It will help you improve your portrait photography so you can take great pictures of your kids, or of anyone else.
10 thoughts on “Want to Take Amazing Portraits of Your Family?”
I am so excited! I have watched so many videos on youtube and now I can’t wait to see what you have to share I am a beginner with a Canon t3i rebel. I do have a 50mm 1.8.
Hi Robyn, I’m thrilled you’re taking my portrait course. Please feel free to ask questions on the course message board. That 50mm 1.8 will come in very handy, it’s quite a versatile lens and ideal for portraits. And thanks for watching my Lightroom videos. I hope to upload more tutorials soon. Valerie
This is Robyn Scurry, I have filled out my email address for you but I can’t not pull up the site to purchase your video’s. I would love to purchase them ASAP. Can you please send me a email telling how to do so.. Thank you, Robyn ([email protected]
Hi Robyn, you should have received an email with a link. I will email you directly.
I have filled out my email address for you but I can’t pull up the site either to purchase your video’s. I want
to take the course asap. What am I doing wrong. I have not received any info in my email box to click on.
Jann Gwynn, [email protected]
I just bought an EOS 1300D Canon and lens 18-135mm. Please guide me how to take a portrait photos and blur background. Waiting for your soonest response in my E-mail.
Many thanks in Advance
Hi Omer, I think you’ll enjoy your new Canon! After you fill out your email address, you should get an email with the link to my course.
I clicked on a link where you had said the video was free and needed up here where it is not free. Is there another one?
I have many free videos on the site, just click on any of the links in the top menu under Lightroom Training. In fact the only one that’s not free is my Portrait course. That’s a series of video lessions. It’s practically free, though, as I can send you a coupon To get it for only $10. You can also download my free Digital Photography Basics ebook here: https://valeriegoettsch.com/digital-photography-basics/