Mobile Photography: Portraits to Highlight Skin's Beauty

A course by Néhémie Lemal
Filmmaker, Director, and Photographer. Marsella, France.
Joined May 2021
, Filmmaker, Director, and Photographer

Capture the beauty of the people around you by photographing them in unique light and atmosphere

  • French with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (3)
  • 131 students

Capture the beauty of the people around you by photographing them in unique light and atmosphere

French with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (3)
  • 131 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: French
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 lessons (1h 27m)
  • Available on the app
  • French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Néhémie Lemal's photographic gaze is truly unique. She illuminates everything she shoots with her camera and knows how to make her models shine with just a click of the shutter. Néhémie believes that photography is a way to express the unspoken and champion beauty and diversity.

Join her and learn to use lighting in photography to create original and compelling interior atmospheres. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills to photograph your loved ones in the comfort of your own home and make them your new muses.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Document your daily life
  • U3
    U3. Coping with diversity
  • U4
    U4. Write with light
  • U5
    U5. Capturing his muses
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Néhémie and a little more about her background in photography and production. She talks about artists who have inspired her, such as Benoît Debie, Gordon Parks, and Gaspard Noé.

After going through the materials needed for the course (all of which can be found in your own home), study the rules of composition by analyzing a range of photographs. Learn to define your subject by researching and identifying a specific angle of attack.

It's time to take a closer look at skin and lighting. By doing a case study of three models with different skin tones, discover how to use light and color to make each one look radiant.

Find out how to create a range of different atmospheres in your own home. Start with the heat of an Italian summer, drawing inspiration from the film "Call Me By Your Name," followed by the simultaneously dark and colorful universe of the series "Euphoria." Then, create an intimate family atmosphere inspired by the short film "No Crying at the Dinner Table."

Néhémie takes you through the shoot, then gives you some great tips on framing to enhance the features of your models before showing you how to retouch your photos. To wrap up the course, learn how to post them on Instagram, irrefutably the best social network for spreading your work.

What is this course's project?

Shoot a series of interior portraits using your phone.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who is passionate about photography, such as photo artists.

Requirements and materials

You need a phone, a tripod, and any light source available to you at home.


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Néhémie Lemal

A course by Néhémie Lemal

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Filmmaker, Director, and Photographer

At only 20 years old, Néhémie Lemal has already directed a short film and multiple acclaimed photo series. Her photos convey the beauty of a youth that is sometimes lost and stigmatized, but always radiant.

Passionate about photography and cinema since her teen years, she trained at the national film school CinéFabrique. She likes to photograph her family and friends the most, in vintage, desaturated atmospheres, which she imbues with brown tones.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • My sources of inspiration
  • U2

    Document your daily life

    • Equipment
    • Understand an image
    • Identify a topic
  • U3

    Coping with diversity

    • Complexion: Clemence
    • Complexion: Yoelle
    • Complexion: Sokhna
  • U4

    Write with light

    • Atmosphere: Italian summer
    • Mood: euphoria
    • Atmosphere: intimate
  • U5

    Capturing his muses

    • Turn
    • Calibrate
    • Publish
  • FP

    Final project

    • Smartphone portrait: play with light

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Mobile Photography: Portraits to Highlight Skin's Beauty

A course by Néhémie Lemal
Filmmaker, Director, and Photographer. Marsella, France.
Joined May 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (3)
  • 131 students