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Portrait Photography: Business Portraits

Robert Vanelli

About this course

From lighting to posing to post-processing, learn how to create business portraits with a modern, professional look. This course focuses on how to light, shoot, and edit corporate portraits—both traditional headshots and environment portraits—for a single client or an entire office. Robert Vanelli goes through scouting locations and choosing the right environment for a client, building a portable studio, and using lighting and posing techniques that start with just one light. He also covers editing portraits in Lightroom, making adjustments that retain the subject's character while smoothing away minor flaws. Using these tips, you'll be able to produce professional portraits that help your clients convey a sense of trust, confidence, and personality.

Topics include:

  • Choosing a backdrop
  • Scouting locations
  • Lighting for corporate headshots and environmental portraits
  • Establishing rapport with clients
  • Creating a sense of power through posing
  • Editing portraits with Lightroom Classic
  • Cataloging and organizing images

Curriculum2h

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • What Gear Do You Need To Shoot?
  • Determining the Shooting Environment
  • Setting up the Gear
  • Working with Your Subject for a Standard Headshot
  • Working with Your Subject for an Environmental Portrait
  • Import & Organize the Images
  • Post-processing Techniques in Lightroom Classic
  • Post-processing Techniques in Photoshop
  • Creating a Social Media Headshot
  • Wrap Up

About this course

From lighting to posing to post-processing, learn how to create business portraits with a modern, professional look. This course focuses on how to light, shoot, and edit corporate portraits—both traditional headshots and environment portraits—for a single client or an entire office. Robert Vanelli goes through scouting locations and choosing the right environment for a client, building a portable studio, and using lighting and posing techniques that start with just one light. He also covers editing portraits in Lightroom, making adjustments that retain the subject's character while smoothing away minor flaws. Using these tips, you'll be able to produce professional portraits that help your clients convey a sense of trust, confidence, and personality.

Topics include:

  • Choosing a backdrop
  • Scouting locations
  • Lighting for corporate headshots and environmental portraits
  • Establishing rapport with clients
  • Creating a sense of power through posing
  • Editing portraits with Lightroom Classic
  • Cataloging and organizing images

Curriculum2h

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • What Gear Do You Need To Shoot?
  • Determining the Shooting Environment
  • Setting up the Gear
  • Working with Your Subject for a Standard Headshot
  • Working with Your Subject for an Environmental Portrait
  • Import & Organize the Images
  • Post-processing Techniques in Lightroom Classic
  • Post-processing Techniques in Photoshop
  • Creating a Social Media Headshot
  • Wrap Up