Lifestyle Photography for Instagram

A course by Rafa Bertorini
Photographer. Lima, Peru.
On Domestika since 07/01/2019
, Photographer

Learn to capture and edit your photos to strengthen your personal brand on social media

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% Positive reviews (99)
  • 2141 students
Lifestyle Photography for Instagram

Learn to capture and edit your photos to strengthen your personal brand on social media

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 93% Positive reviews (99)
  • 2141 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (2h 12m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Behind every seemingly casual moment in a lifestyle picture, there’s tons of planning and caring for every detail that takes part in the image, from the model and their wardrobe to the location and the timing. In this course, you’ll learn how to capture and edit lifestyle photographs, and how to use Instagram to your personal or professional brand’s advantage.

Photographer and Instagrammer Rafaella Bertorini will show you her process towards creating lifestyle photos that are perfect for your Instagram, along with tips and secrets that she’s learned along the way in her career as a fashion and portrait photographer.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Production
  • U4
    U4. Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You’ll start by getting to know Rafaella’s work, her career in fashion, travel, and portrait photography, and the people she looks up to and is influenced by, among them photographers and Instagram accounts that she loves. Besides, she’ll present to you the final project of this course and all you will be able to achieve once you finish it.

Afterward, she’ll explain why Instagram can be the ideal tool and medium of expression for your art. You’ll how you can start a business, show your artistic work, and get to know people all around the world using this app. Then, you’ll create a mood board and come up with a concept for your photo session.

Rafaella will explain everything you need to take into account when planning a photoshoot, from choosing the right time and location to the props and little professional tricks. You’ll also take a look at all the equipment you’ll need for the shoot, like a camera or a smartphone, the clothing, accessories, and more, all of it in line with what you defined previously in the mood board.

You’ll continue by learning about composition, angles, cuts, depth of field, and more tricks that will help you take a simple location to the next level, using the perfect clothing and props to capture the perfect lifestyle picture.

Once you’ve finished your photoshoot, you’ll move on to working on the postproduction of your photos. You’ll edit your material, learning at the same time how to store and develop using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, how to correctly select images, and how to give them a unique look through retouching.

To finish, you’ll learn how to organize your Instagram grid, and why it’s important the order in which you publish your pictures.

By the end of this course, you’ll know every one of Rafaella’s tricks and secrets for creating unforgettable images that are ready to generate engagement.

What is this course's project?

You’ll create a series of 6 photos: a full-body portrait, a half-body action photo, an open space photo, a close-up of a piece of clothing, and a picture in which the scenery is the most important element.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to start a high-quality Instagram account with lifestyle pictures.

What you need

To complete this course, you don’t need any previous photography knowledge, but you will need to know how Instagram works, as well as having an account.

Regarding materials, you’ll need a smartphone or a DSLR camera, and a computer with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom installed.


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Rafa Bertorini

A course by Rafa Bertorini


Photography has always been present in Rafaella Bertorini’s life, ever since she got introduced to it by her mother. Her childhood’s main memory is that of taking pictures of everything surrounding her, it was her ultimate hobby which then turned into her full-time job.

Currently, she’s a fashion, portrait, and travel photographer whose main outlet is her Instagram page, and her sources of inspiration are books, movies, and trips.


  • U1


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


    • Instagram as a work tool and means of expression
    • Thousands of possibilities
    • Mood Board
    • Materiales
  • U3


    • Plan a shooting
    • Location / clothing
    • Creative direction and time to take the photo
  • U4


    • Material Edition
    • Touch up 1
    • Touch up 2
    • Organize and publish
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Lifestyle Photography for Instagram

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Lifestyle Photography for Instagram. A Photography, and Video course by Rafa Bertorini

Lifestyle Photography for Instagram

A course by Rafa Bertorini
Photographer. Lima, Peru.
On Domestika since 07/01/2019
  • 93% Positive reviews (99)
  • 2141 students