Photographic Portraits in Black and White

A course by Giuseppe Falla , Photographer

Photographer. Lima District, Peru.
Joined April 2019

Learn to take unique and intimate portraits with a single light source

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 79% positive reviews (43)
  • 905 students

Learn to take unique and intimate portraits with a single light source

A course by Giuseppe Falla

Knowing more about people and their environment is essential before trying to portray them in a photograph. The visual artist and photographer, Giuseppe Falla, dedicates a part of the process to observe his portrayed and see beyond to be able to get his true essence in the photographs.

In this course you will learn the process of making a photographic series of portraits, under a concept based on your client and with a basic studio lighting. Giuseppe will give you the keys to get your portrayed to feel free to show himself as he is in the session and that you can get that way, portray his personality.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 6 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 79% positive reviews (43)
  • 905 students
  • 13 lessons (1h 8m)
  • 6 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will hold your own photo session: a series of 4 black and white portraits, under the same lighting and the same concept.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To people interested in photography who want to start portraying with basic elements.

Requirements and materials

It is required to know how to handle an SLR camera, as well as have basic notions about lighting.

As for materials, you will need an SLR camera and a light source for your photo shoot and a computer with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.


905 Students
43 Reviews
79% Positive ratings

Giuseppe Falla

A course by Giuseppe Falla

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Giuseppe is a photographer specialized in portraits and documentary photography, but is currently making a dent in the fashion market. Among its ongoing projects are: "Intimate" and "Fluorescent".

Thanks to his expertise in lighting and flashes, he has taught at the New York International Photography Center and the MCM Studio in Buenos Aires, with teachers such as Ruven Afanador, Gabriel Machado, José Cicala, Fabian Morassut Andrew French, Stephanie de Rouge and Natan Dvir.

His other great passion is theater, a fact that has led him to photograph Rock of Ages (Mexico), Lies: The Musical (Mexico), The Vagina Monologues (Mexico), Next to normal (Argentina), Equus (Argentina), The other side of the bed (Argentina), El Padre (Peru), Mudanza (Peru), Mamma Mia (Peru), among others.


  • U1

    The time has come

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course?
  • U2

    Portrait Preparation

    • We prepare the conceptual proposal
    • Moodboard Creation
    • You think about styling and makeup
    • Materials and space preparation
  • U3

    The take

    • Proper light setting
    • Shooting
    • Conclusiones de la sesión
  • U4

    Postproduction and final version

    • Selection of the images
    • Lightroom edition
    • Final retouching in Photoshop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Final project

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Photographic Portraits in Black and White. Photography, and Video course by Giuseppe Falla

Photographic Portraits in Black and White

A course by Giuseppe Falla
Photographer. Lima District, Peru.
Joined April 2019
  • 79% positive reviews (43)
  • 905 students