Online Class

Behind the Scenes of a Creative Portrait Shoot

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Showcase your unique creative vision with exceptional portraiture that sets you apart from the competition and stands out to clients.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Catherine Asanov
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Join rising industry star Catherine Asanov behind the scenes as you learn to take striking portraits. Learn which modifiers Catherine considers indispensable, and create simple lighting setups that flatter any subject. Discover the key to expressive character portraits as you explore gels, props and creative effects to convey mood and engage your viewer. Learn to use wardrobe and makeup to pump up the impact of your shots, and direct models quickly and confidently with Catherine’s expert advice. Learn foolproof strategies for outdoor lighting and use advanced post-processing techniques to enhance your photos. Start taking the stunning portraits that ensure your portfolio stands out from the crowd!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, photographer Catherine Asanov, as she introduces you to the types of portraits you'll focus on in this class, ranging from classic beauty to stunning fashion to dynamic characters. She'll also outline some of the lighting effects you'll explore to create captivating, amazing portraits.
2. Testing the Light
3. Fashion Forward
4. Capturing Characters
5. Fun Portraiture
6. Shooting Outdoors
7. Post-Processing

Taught by

Catherine Asanov
Catherine Asanov
Catherine Asanov began taking photographs when she was 16 and has since launched a successful photography career in Los Angeles. She works with major corporate and fashion clients ranging from RCA Records to Sunglass Hut to Charles David, and her images were featured in an exhibition alongside the work of legendary photographer Richard Avedon. Her unique creative vision, flair for the dramatic and eye for detail have made her one of the most sought-after young photographers in the industry.

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