Creative Portraits Photography Course

Lara Zankoul

  • 16 Video lessons in HD
  • Lifetime access, anywhere, any time
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  • Course duration: 4hours and 30min
Lara Zankoul

Lara Zankoul

Lara Zankoul, is an interdisciplinary artist based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her work captures everyday human behavior and issues that occur within society through photographic media. The aim is to invite the viewers to come up with their own interpretation and understanding of the photographs and the stories behind them. Her signature work not only stands out in its conceptual identity, but also in its timelessness.

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Portraits Photography Course Description

This Creative portrait photography course by Lara Zankoul is dedicated to teaching you how to add fine art sensibility to your portfolio. Through the use of her creative techniques, Lara shows you how to tell a story in a magical creative way in a single frame. Intended for motivated beginners and experienced pros alike, this course walks you through everything you need to know to create jaw-dropping creative portraits and have them hanging on gallery walls in no time.

There will be a live demo in a studio with a huge water tank, yes a huge water tank, and a small inflatable pool. Lara Zankoul will take you one by one from concept, lighting, shooting, and post-processing. This portrait photography course is a must-have for everyone who wants to step up their game. Learning creative portrait photography is another horizon for people who want to combine fine arts with photography and develop new techniques.

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Lara Zankoul is a self-taught professional photographer from Lebanon. Lara learned everything through tutorials, experimentation.

At this creative portrait photography course, Lara will explain to you her journey and the fine art photography in general. This online portrait photography course presents extensive learning for people who want to enhance their skills.

How to create or staging from A-to Z a scene and then capture it on camera. How to understand Asal the aspects of the images. Lara broke it down into five elements ( location, wardrobe, models, props, models, and lighting)  She will explain each one in full details. Planning takes a lot of time. You should experiment a lot to get where you want. The instructor will talk in detail about the concepts and the idea. What to do when you don’t have inspiration. How to be inspired as a photographer?

She will explain how to come up with a concept, or the image narrative? How to make it better, what strikes us most in pictures? Symbolism, metaphors and more elements that she will talk about that will add a lot to your images

The basics of an online creative portrait photography course are Lighting. A very important aspect of the pictures, it seems difficult at the beginning that’s why she started working with natural light. But of course, you can’t depend on it in commercial photography so you need to master studio lights. She will first talk about natural light in detail and how to use it. Then she will talk in detail about studio lighting, how to place the softbox when you are using a single light source using some diagrams to explain how. Why do you sometimes use two lights and how can you achieve that

Lara Zankoul as a professional photographer will tell you what her favorite lenses and which camera she uses and why. And the different cameras you can use and which one to use if you want to print your pictures. She will talk about the lights, the light shapers she uses too. She will then show a demo with a model she will show you how to place the model, the lights, and the reflector. She will show you how an image can be overexposed and how to fix it when there is no surrounding light. How to fill the shadows. How to light from the front without overexposing the subject

How to create emotions in the pictures. There is a bunch of stuff you can add to the pictures to give them more emotions, these little tricks will make a difference in the outcome of the pictures. How can we change the depth of field to create more emotional pictures? Experimentation is a key to get the variation of results with the cheapest methods

Lara Zankoul will explain how to shoot using very creative methods. Learn how to shoot using a water tank, the setup, the lights, the model, the backdrop. How to avoid reflections? there are some tips she uses to prevent it. She will also talk about light positioning. She will start explaining with a two lights setting. She will talk in detail about different props. The choice of fabric in the model is also very important. Then she will show you in details the whole shoot underwater

How to learn to take a good look at the pictures you’ve taken, fix it, and go back to the shoot again.  And it doesn’t hurt to improvise on set despite the proper planning. She will teach you how to direct the model during the shoot which is a very important part of the shoot.

In this 3rd part of the shoot, you will learn how to use the backgrounds during the portrait photography shoot. Learn how to change the background and add more props, adding a more dreamy look.

Lara will keep directing the model and explaining how she does everything along the shoot

In this online creative photography course, Lara will explain in detail how to take a top shot view in the water. She will show you an easy setup that does not need you to build a tank with a one-light setup first. She will add some props to produce the effects she is looking for. She will start as usual with her test shot and go forth like every time

In this lesson, you will learn more about creative portrait photography. Lara Zankoul will explain during the demo more of her techniques and how to get the most of the theme and model.

Lara Zankoul will explain for a period of two hours the post-processing of all the images we took during the course. She will also show us examples of her other shoots underwater. She will also tell you more details on post-processing for printing, how to edit the lighting, and how to deliver the best quality.

In Part II, Lara Zankoul will continue to explain how to edit the work of photography sessions. This lesson will show different editing techniques for creative demo.

Learn from Lara Zankoul how to edit the portrait photography of the water tank demo. The three lessons provide extensive tips and hacks of photo editing and how to conduct professional post-processing.