Lifestyle Photography: From Your Phone to Instagram

A course by Alba Duque
Photographer and Content Creator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2018
, Photographer and Content Creator

Learn how to capture natural-looking images and achieve professional results with minimal resources

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (14)
  • 284 students
Lifestyle Photography: From Your Phone to Instagram

Learn how to capture natural-looking images and achieve professional results with minimal resources

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (14)
  • 284 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 0m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

If unveiling the story of your subject is what you enjoy most when taking portraits, Alba Duque has all the tricks and secrets you need to make your model’s personality shine through. As a professional photographer in love with a spontaneous, out of focus style, she unites her two passions in lifestyle photography, revealing the intricacies of what makes each person unique.

In this course, learn fashion and lifestyle photography with minimal resources and equipment. Alba shows you how to use very little to capture the voice and story of your subject. All you need is the camera on your phone, some natural light, and an Instagram account.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Production
  • U4
    U4. Photo selection, editing and feed creation
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start off by getting to know Alba, who shows you some of her work and tells you about her professional journey so far. See the main influences that have inspired her professional career and get a recap of what you’re about to learn in the course.

In the second unit, discover how to prepare your photo shoot and define the overall aesthetic. Learn the importance of researching a brand or subject before taking photos. Then, see how to find inspiration and references with Instagram.

Continue by learning how to get the most out of natural light and achieve high-quality results using basic materials. Start taking photos by considering five types: a general photo, an inspirational photo, a portrait, a still-life, and a self-portrait.

Lastly, see the criteria Alba uses to select and organize her photos. Explore the different options that editing apps like Snapseed can offer and learn how to share the photos from your session in your Instagram feed and with Stories.

What is this course's project?

Carry out a lifestyle photoshoot using your phone, preparing, shooting, and editing, and preparing your photos to share on Instagram.

Who is it for?

For anyone who wants to take photos for their Instagram account, especially those who want to show off their model’s personality or experiment with creating lifestyle content for a fashion brand.

What you need

To take this course, no previous knowledge or large equipment is needed. You just need a camera phone to shoot and edit your photos.


284 Students
14 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Alba Duque

A course by Alba Duque

Photographer and Content Creator

Alba Duque’s passion for photography began while studying Fine Arts at the Universidad de Barcelona. She then went on to study photography at the Escuela Internacional de Fotografía Grisart, focusing on portraiture as a way to discover people through her lens.

Currently, she works as a freelancer for different brands and publishing houses, teaching photography from time to time and creating images for her personal Instagram account. Her goal when creating a portrait is to find what makes each person unique.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
  • U2


    • Some good examples
    • Brand research and creation of key concepts
    • Search for references and creation of mood boards
    • The team
  • U3


    • Wide shot
    • Inspirational photo
    • Portrait
    • Still life
    • Self portrait
  • U4

    Photo selection, editing and feed creation

    • Photo selection
    • Editing with Snapseed
    • Posts and Stories
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Professional Lifestyle Photography with Your Phone

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Lifestyle Photography: From Your Phone to Instagram. A Photography, and Video course by Alba Duque

Lifestyle Photography: From Your Phone to Instagram

A course by Alba Duque
Photographer and Content Creator. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2018
  • 100% Positive reviews (14)
  • 284 students