— Charlie Borland




About This Course

Welcome to the comprehensive course on the fundamentals of studio portrait! In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of light and how to control it, master the use of lighting equipment, learn various lighting techniques for portrait photography, fine-tune your portraits, and explore creative techniques to take your photography to the next level.

In the "Understanding Light" section, you will dive into the principles of light and its impact on your photographs. You'll learn about different types of lighting, controlling exposure through aperture and shutter speeds, and understanding shooting modes to achieve the desired results.

Moving on to the "Understanding Lighting Equipment" section, you will explore the essential equipment used in strobe lighting. From an introduction to lighting equipment to understanding how each component works, you'll gain the knowledge needed to make informed decisions when selecting and using your gear.

The "Lighting for the Perfect Portrait" section focuses on mastering portrait lighting techniques. You'll learn about different light patterns, the role of key and fill lights, lighting ratios, and how to set up one and two-light configurations. Additionally, you'll discover tips for photographing different subjects, including full-length portraits and family portrait sessions.

In the "Fine Tuning Your Portraits" section, you'll refine your portrait photography skills by understanding how to interpret and use the histogram in your camera. You'll also learn posing techniques for the head, body, hands, and arms to create flattering and engaging portraits. Advanced portrait techniques will further enhance your ability to capture stunning portraits.

Finally, in the "Creative Techniques" section, you'll explore advanced portrait retouching techniques using Photoshop, creating a clean white background, beauty and glamour lighting, creative portrait techniques including masking and colorizing, using digital backgrounds, and more. These techniques will unleash your creativity and add a unique touch to your portraits.

Throughout the course, you'll have access to helpful resources such as printable handouts and step-by-step guides. We also offer private workshops and additional learning opportunities for those seeking further assistance.

Enroll in the Fundamentals of Strobe Lighting course today and take your portrait photography to new heights. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced photographer, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to master the art of lighting and create stunning portraits. Let's embark on this enlightening journey together!

Acquired Knowledge

Understand the lighting equipment
Understand lighting and how best to apply it to people
Photograph individuals, families, and groups
How to photograph business portraits
How to setup your studio in your home or studio location


Should have lighting of some sort
We'll show you how to use strobes, umbrellas, and more


Charlie Borland
Chad Neuman is a seasoned professional in the fields of media, technology, and education, with over a decade of experience in teaching graphic design and digital media. With his comprehensive understanding of the intersection between these areas, he is an asset to the industry and a valuable mentor to his students. Born out of his commitment to education and passion for his field, many of Chad's students have gone on to excel as full-time designers, writers, web managers, and creative specialists. They have won awards and recognition, testimony to Chad's effectiveness as an educator and the influence of his pedagogical approach. Chad's commitment to sharing knowledge extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries. He has developed top-tier online courses in graphic design, logo design, and writing for publications, making quality education in these fields accessible to a global audience. These courses are meticulously curated and designed to equip learners with practical skills they can apply in their professional pursuits. In addition to his independent educational initiatives, Chad has also collaborated with other professors and professionals in the industry. Together, they have launched courses in various areas, including drawing. This cooperative approach underscores Chad's belief in the power of collective knowledge and the importance of interdisciplinary learning. Chad's Masterclasses are designed for both novices in digital media and those looking to upgrade their skills in an ever-evolving digital economy. These classes are structured with the learners' needs in mind and provide comprehensive insights into the industry's latest trends and techniques. But beyond being an educator, Chad Neuman is a professional who has put his skills to the test in real-world scenarios. His experience in the media and tech industries provides him with an edge as an educator. It ensures that his teachings are not just theoretically sound, but also relevant and practical. Chad's expertise in the industry equips him with the ability to adapt to the rapid changes in the digital media landscape. This adaptability translates into his courses, ensuring that his students are always learning the most up-to-date and relevant information. In addition, Chad's impact as an educator is not confined to his mastery of the subject matter. His dedication to his students and his passion for teaching shines through in his approach to education. This passion ignites a spark in his students, encouraging them to explore their creativity and innovate in their designs. Chad Neuman's extensive industry experience, coupled with his proven track record as an educator, positions him uniquely in the field. He has been instrumental in shaping the careers of many successful professionals in the industry.


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