Become a Master of Portrait Photography

Capture Memorable Family Portraits - Everytime

Discover all the Essential Camera Settings

Full Access to Professional Planning Guides

Packed with Ideas for New Photographers to Start from Home

Advance your Skills with Professional Lighting Techniques

Retouch like a Pro: Step-by-Step Video Tutorials

Learn the Secrets of Communication to get the Best Expressions

Learn the Posing Secrets of Pro Portrait Photographers

How to Capture Adorable Pet Portraits and Incredible Wildlife Shots

iPhotography’s Portrait Photography Course!

This cutting-edge portrait photography course will transform you from frustrated amateur to proud portrait photographer:

What You’ll Learn

iPhotography’s Portrait Photography Course gives you everything you need to become a highly-skilled portrait photographer – even if you’ve never picked up a camera before!

Click the tabs below for an overview of what you’ll discover inside each module of the iPhotography Portrait Course:

Take a look at the meaning and history of portrait photography in our inaugural module. Learn the real differences between candid and formal and see how portraiture has evolved and diversified over the generations.

We also get into the technical nitty-gritty by looking at the pros and cons of every type of camera. Learn about your camera’s capabilities and spot the opportunities you may need to take to take your portraits from snapshots to works of art!

In this module we’ll explore the camera settings that are specific to portrait photography. With custom graphics and simplified animations, we’ve broken down the jargon and made camera settings easy to understand. You’ll know the difference between an f-stop and shutter speed in no time!

Without light photography is impossible so it is crucial you understand where you can source light and how to change its qualities. Other courses may skip over this as it could sound boring, but not with us, so you’ll be one step ahead of the others. We’ll discover the kit and modifiers you can use outdoors, at home or even in a studio to make your portraits dazzle!

You shouldn’t just take a picture of someone without considering your surroundings. Learn about creating moods, telling stories and finding ways to embellish your portrait by adding the right props. Without this module, your pictures will look like everyone else’s.

Take the professional’s approach and compose your portrait correctly when you’ve learnt about our composition hints and tricks. You’ll realise there’s more to framing as you discover the Rule of Thirds, Balancing Elements, Symmetry, Golden Ratio and so many more!

By now you’ll understand the basics of light, but you need to become a Master of It to infuse your portraits with mood, atmosphere, feelings and connotations. We’ve compiled all the best portrait lighting techniques and even designed simple diagrams for you to download so you can try them out when you’re offline.

Portrait photography is 50% skill and 50% personality so it’s important that you make a great first impression with your subjects. After giving you all the best tips about how to set up your own home studio we’ll focus on preparing yourself to work with people. From communication tips to downloadable questionnaires we’ll make sure you’ll never be lost for words.

Working with groups of people can feel daunting to a new photographer but we’ll help you overcome any worries with this comprehensive module jam-packed with posing solutions and perfect action shots (along with all the essential camera settings). By the end of it, you’ll be able to create family portraits that will be cherished for a lifetime.

They say ‘never work with Children and Animals’ but Modules 10 and 11 will break the barriers of this stigma and show you how with clever communication and preparation that you can capture children’s portraits that will melt a mother’s heart. Pick up essential posing and lighting tips for newborns, toddlers, school kids and even teenagers in this comprehensive lesson.

They are one of the favourite topics amongst our iPhotography students, therefore we’ve dedicated a whole module to animal portraits. Whether they burrow, beg, fly, purr or roar we’ve got the only camera settings, best practises and preparation techniques you’ll ever need to make sure your animal portraits are as sharp as an Eagle’s claw.

One for the lovers out there who really want to make a beeline into couples, engagement and wedding photography. It’s becoming a fast-rising niche in the photography industry to capture romantic and wistful couple portraits. In Module 12 you’ll find countless posing suggestions, alongside subtle alternatives on top of the best lighting techniques to flatter your couple, regardless of age. We’ve also custom designed in-depth analysis into body language to help you build the story of your lovers and what you’ll need if you need to do if you hear the chime of wedding bells!

Let your imagination flourish when working one-on-one, it’s a great place to start your portrait journey for the more creative photographer. Learn about shooting to a brief, contrasting textures and creating a unique style under our fashion photography section. You can also test your skills when learning about commercial headshots, sports & fitness and the ever-alluring boudoir photography.

Advanced your creativity in one simple lesson as you discover the beauty in detail shots, light paintings, conceptual portraits, abstract cropping as well as alternative uses to props. This is where you get a chance to develop your own portrait style. In part two of this module, we will also uncover the truth about black & white portraits – when to use it, why to use it and how it can go so wrong!

This is our compendium of crafty little tricks that professional portrait photographers use every day – how do we know this? Well, this course was written by some! Get ahead of the competition and make your portraits stand out of the crowd with secret sections about ‘shooting to sell’, customising bokeh, freelensing, cheap lighting & atmosphere effects (and so much more). These hacks will make your shoots easy and budget-friendly.

We see hundreds of microblogs every day posting the same old articles such as ‘3 mistakes all photographers make’ etc. They are normally very superficial and vague about how to overcome them. We’ve lived through these mistakes and want to tell you what the truth of being a portrait photographer can mean. Find out how to overcome online criticism, self-doubt, creative blocks and jealousy. But being good teachers, we’ll help you with preparation tips, planning suggestions, foresight, adapting common sense and being honest. This will make your portrait journey a much happier adventure.

As we slide the camera to the side and swap it for a keyboard, we’ll take you through a range of important editing tutorials using the latest Adobe Photoshop CC software. We’ll cover simple exposure adjustments, how to colour balance, adapting contrast and airbrushing in easy to follow videos.

We up the ante and deal out some more creative editing videos in our last module as we’ll show you how to remove backgrounds from your portraits and incorporate new ones. You’ll also discover the secrets of professional re-touchers and find out how to transform your subject and flatter their features using advanced tools in Photoshop. After this lesson, you’ll never look at a fashion model the same way!

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Each lesson is loaded with fun interactive quizzes and educational tests to help you keep all the information where you need it most.

There’s optional module assignments throughout the course, so you can hone your skills and get feedback from the photographers who have produced the iPhotography Portrait Course.

After all of this artistic insight, you’ll be bursting at the seams with inspiration for creative and powerful portraits.

With the ability to make a subject feel relaxed and unguarded, your photography portfolio is going to look like a professional’s in no time.

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What You’ll Get

Here’s an overview of some of the incredible benefits you’ll get when you sign up to iPhotography Portrait Course today:


18 Modules

18 portraiture modules developed by world-class portrait photographers, engineered on next-generation LearnLock™ Technology and delivered on a sleek new interface for maximum learning and retention.

10 Optional Assignments

Brand new, fun and engaging assignments (with tutor feedback) that develop and hone your portraiture skills as you work through the course.

Printed Certificate of Achievement

Foil seal embossed Certificate of Achievement printed on high-grade material – delivered to your door on course completion. Plus, an instantly available digital pass certificate.

Interactive Quizzes

Packed with quizzes, tests and lots of interactivity to make your learning fun, fast and highly effective!

Pro Downloadable Guides

Full access to a library of handy downloads, including: lighting diagrams, planning and posing guides, color wheels, contracts, model release forms, checklists, questionnaires and more.

iPhotography App

iPhotography Portrait course students get exclusive early access to the soon-to-be-released iPhotography Apple/Android (phone/tablet) app, which includes offline access to course modules and much more!

What Our Students Say About iPhotography Portrait Course

We asked 5 respected photographers to beta test our Portrait Photography Course and provide us with their honest feedback. Here are their reviews of the course:

“Your portrait photography course is exactly what I would expect from the iPhotography brand… It has been a pleasure taking the course! I found the module about lighting techniques pleasant and fascinating… Studio photography seemed always a bit too hard for me, but with the downloadable lighting setups provided with the course it became clearer and easier. I also really liked Stephen’s Stories – we can draw a lot from our tutor’s experience…. I can honestly recommend this course to all beginners and more experienced enthusiasts of portrait photography”

Justyna Adamek

Children's Photographer

“I really enjoyed it! I loved the lighting section, it had great information in it, and was in-depth. I love the editing modules! I like how it really starts with the basics and then goes to more advanced steps, that will be very helpful to so many people. I think you really covered everything. It was awesome!”

Jessica Nightingale

Christmas Winner 2017 & POTY Nominee 2016, 2017, 2018

“The course looks great and has some very in-depth, helpful information that will assist anyone wanting to drive their portrait photography forward. Congratulations. An excellent addition to the iPhotography Courses I am sure it will be very popular and cause an immediate stir.”

Seamus Bryans

Outstanding Achievement Award 2014 & 2015

“I found the course very informative especially when I got to the creative portrait section as this is something that I’m really into, especially the UV section which is an area that I’m yet to try. I found it very easy to follow. The section regarding couples and group shots was great, especially composing several shots to put onto the one photo with the negative space, definitely going to use that idea. I like the planning and lessons on mistakes. I loved the section on over editing, this is something I feel will help a lot of people. All round a very good course!”

Nicky Thomas

Image of the Year Winner 2017

“I thought the portrait photography course was very comprehensive, far and above some teaching videos I have watched. It was very pleasing well laid out and it led you through everything step-by-step. The rule of third was brilliantly explained – a rule I thought I had a full grasp of. I thought the editing was well explained and interesting. I’m always looking to improve my photography and editing skills so there is information that will certainly improve my photography.”

Derek Smith

Photographer of the Year Nominee 2016, 2017, 2018

90-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Almost 100,000 students in 187 countries have used iPhotography’s award-winning courses to rapidly advance their photography skills. However, we understand that sometimes there are reasons to cancel. That’s why iPhotography™ stands behind every course with an iron-clad 90-day money-back guarantee:

Sign up to the iPhotography Portrait Photography course today and you can experience the fun and interactive modules, along with quizzes, assignments and complementary resources for a full 90-days. We’re confident you’ll be amazed at the radical transformation in your photography.

However, if for ANY reason (or no reason at all) within 90-days you decide to return your course purchase, our support team will happily provide you with a refund in full. No hassle. No questions asked. You are completely protected.

We’ve poured everything into this brand-new course!

It has truly been a labour of love. We’ve taken everything we know from capturing over 4.5 million professional portrait shots and teaching nearly 100,000 people and broken it all down into easy-to-understand steps that deliver magical results – regardless of your camera, knowledge or experience.

From capturing your family’s personality, spirit and story in beautiful memories to magical first grandchild moments, special celebrations, adorable pet portraits and much more challenging wildlife shots. It’s all covered in the iPhotography Portrait Course.

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Throughout this portrait course, you’ll discover camera settings, equipment, posing, lighting and editing right through to how to go out and make a good living as a professional portrait photographer.

If you aspire to capturing beautiful portraits that you can be enormously proud of, then don’t waste any more time. You owe it to yourself to get the best possible training and guidance you can to achieve your full potential.

Hit the button below today and begin your journey inside the exciting and satisfying world of portrait photography!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this portrait photography course suitable for beginners?
Yes. the iPhotography Portrait Course has been designed to take you from the most basic of steps, right through to advanced portrait photography techniques, and even how to make money as a portrait photographer!

We’ve made learning portrait photography easy and enjoyable for beginners by creating this engaging and immersive online learning experience. The course features video tutorials, animation, quizzes, worksheets and more.

Whether you are an absolute beginner picking up a camera for the first, or a keen amateur with decent knowledge already, by the end of this course we’re confident that you’ll be nothing short of astonished by the rapid improvements in your portrait shots.

Will this course teach me the technical aspects of portrait photography?

Yes. This portrait photography course assumes no prior knowledge of portrait photography. You’ll learn exactly what you need to know to capture stunning portrait shots. In the first few lessons, you’ll learn all about the camera equipment you need (and what you don’t need). You’ll discover how to achieve professional-grade results using the camera and equipment you already own.

And we’ll even show you how to build your own studio on a budget if you want to take it that step further. You’ll gain a deep understanding of which camera settings to use, detailed instructions for when, where, how and why you should use them, and so much more.

But, remember, camera settings, lighting, equipment, editing, etc are only one part of becoming a highly competent portrait photographer. The other part, of course, is about working with people. Through this portrait photography course, you’re also going to discover the behind-the-scenes professional secrets (along with many psychological tricks of the trade) for building instant rapport with anyone.

Whether you’re dealing with babies and young children, teenagers, couples, families, professionals, the elderly, and even pets, you’re about to learn all the tricks and techniques for working with them, putting them at ease instantly, instinctively choosing the perfect poses, and capturing beautiful moments that will evoke pure elation.

By the end of this course, you’ll have complete mastery over both the technical and the people aspects of portrait photography.

I'm an experienced photographer, do I need to take a portrait photography course?

Naturally, any experienced photographer can take a good portrait shot, but our intention with the iPhotography Portrait Course is to give you the skills and techniques that will transform your ‘good’ to a consistent ‘outstanding’.

More often than not it’s the subtle tweaks, the unconventional tips, and the little-known tricks of the trade that elevate an already competent photographer’s results to that higher level. And you can only learn these secrets from highly experienced pros who have lived and breathed portrait photography.

iPhotography Portrait Course instructors have decades of experience at the highest level, capturing over 4.5 million professional portraits of everyone from regular people, to household name celebrities. You’re in very good hands!

Can I use my existing camera?

Yes. You can start capturing beautiful portrait photography using whatever camera you already own. By using the tips, tricks and techniques we reveal you’ll notice an immediate improvement to your portrait shots.

And when you’re ready, you’ll know how to achieve next-level results by using items you already own or through acquiring budget-friendly gear that produces pro-level photographs.

We all know someone with ‘all the gear and no idea’, that’s why our underlying philosophy is about teaching you the core portrait principles first, along with the tricks and techniques that rely less on the gear and more on the photographer. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to take stunning portraits photos and capture beautiful memories with whatever camera and equipment you have to hand.

Can I use this course to make money from portrait photography?

Yes. The iPhotography Portrait Course goes above and beyond how to just take great portrait shots. You’re about to also learn the closely-guarded step-by-step secrets to making money from your portrait photography! Secrets learned from capturing over 4.5 million professional portraits and generating sales of over $10 million!

What kind of positive difference could a second stream of income make to your family’s life? And even if you’re not ready to step out and become a paid portrait photographer, simply having this insider knowledge gives you the peace-of-mind assurance that, no matter what happens in the world, to your job or, with the economy, you always have a solid income-generating skill to fall back on.

If you’re looking at this as a potential career, then this really is the best portrait photography class.