Analog Portrait Photography: Creating Unique Atmospheres

A course by Maria Louceiro
Photographer and Art Director. Berlin, Germany.
Joined May 2020
, Photographer and Art Director

Capture the ephemeral quality of analog photography in your portraits by using original filters and post-production techniques

  • 88% Positive reviews (8)
  • 166 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Analog Portrait Photography: Creating Unique Atmospheres

Capture the ephemeral quality of analog photography in your portraits by using original filters and post-production techniques


  • 88% Positive reviews (8)
  • 166 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (1h 55m)
  • Available from the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Analog photography offers a myriad of creative opportunities for those who want to experiment with photography techniques. From the unique features of an analog camera to original filters to create unique atmospheres, photographer and art director Maria Louceiro has the methodology to guide you through your analog adventure. Her photography experience includes working with clients like Mercedes-Benz, MTV, VICE, Coachella, and more.

In this course, Maria teaches you how to create imaginative portraits by revealing all the features of an analog camera. Discover how to create delicate atmospheres using creative filters made from everyday objects and learn Maria’s compositional techniques to create a series of portraits filled with originality and expertise.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. From the Basics to the Technical
  • U3
    U3. Developing Our Photoshoot
  • U4
    U4. Scanning, Editing, and Creating Your Portfolio
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin the course by getting to know Maria, how she started her journey as a photographer, and the photographers and art movements that inspire her work. Discover what you’re about to learn in the course before getting started with photography.

Learn about the different types of analog cameras and film, and dive into the technical aspects of operating an analog camera. Understand how to use aperture, speed, and ISO, and see how to use a photometer. See what equipment Maria employs and discover the filters she uses to bring mood and personality to her portraits.

Explore how to do research and create a mood board with Maria’s methods, seeing what elements are important to take into account for your photoshoot. See how to choose a location and set up your space for your shoot.

Take your images to the next level by learning about the creative potential of using backgrounds. Prepare your material and set up your camera before getting started with your photoshoot. See how to approach and direct your models for interesting and dynamic compositions. Apply your filters to the shoot to convey a certain mood and atmosphere.

In the final unit, learn how to scan your images and digitize them. See how to select your images, before post-processing them in Lightroom and Photoshop. Discover how to best present your work, get Maria’s expert tips on how to create a great portfolio, and finally, see how to leverage Instagram to promote your work.

What is this course's project?

Create a series of five to eight portrait photos using an analog camera and experimental techniques.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning about the unique features of analog cameras, film, and how to make creative filters using household objects.

What you need

To take this course you need an analog camera, a film scanner, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Photoshop.


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Maria Louceiro

A course by Maria Louceiro

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Photographer and Art Director

Maria Louceiro is a Portuguese photographer and art director based in Berlin, Germany, who creates dream-like images using digital and analog photography techniques. Inspired by photos of concerts from websites and magazines, Maria decided to venture out to concerts and capture her own images of musicians onstage. As her vision and ideas grew, so did her career as a photographer, with international promoters and musicians contracting her for major music events and concerts.

Her clients include Adobe, Pitchfork, Mercedes-Benz, MTV, VICE, Red Bull Music Academy, Coachella, and !K7.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    From the Basics to the Technical

    • Cameras, Films, and Technique
    • Selecting the Equipment: Analog Cameras and Filters
    • Research and Mood Board
    • Location
  • U3

    Developing Our Photoshoot

    • Choosing the Background
    • Preparing the Material
    • Starting the Photoshoot
    • Frames and Composition
  • U4

    Scanning, Editing, and Creating Your Portfolio

    • Developing and Scanning
    • Selection and Edition
    • Building a Portfolio and Useful Tips
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Analog Portrait Photography: Creating Unique Atmospheres

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Analog Portrait Photography: Creating Unique Atmospheres. A  course by Maria Louceiro

Analog Portrait Photography: Creating Unique Atmospheres

A course by Maria Louceiro
Photographer and Art Director. Berlin, Germany.
Joined May 2020
  • 88% Positive reviews (8)
  • 166 students