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Natural Light Couples Photography Workshop

Master Engagement Photography

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  • Develop and enhance a strong overall foundation in couples portraiture 
  • Over 7 Hours of HD Video Instruction
  • Complete RAW Exercise Files
  • Total File Size: 6.8GB



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Your Guide to Everything Engagement Photography

Invaluable to Beginners and Seasoned Professionals

Regardless of your photography level, get all the essential education for perfecting natural light couples portraits. Refine your lighting techniques, posing methods, planning knowledge, and post-production skills to build a solid foundation in engagement photography 

Couples posing & Communication

Master posing natural posing for hundreds of poses for any situation! Come along with us on an actual engagement shoot and learn to pose your couple with ease as you get tips on how to quickly and confidently communicate and guide your subjects in a various number of poses.

Foundation posing Framework

Never run out of poses with the Lin & Jirsa Foundation Posing Framework. Be able to quickly move clients in and out of various poses within just seconds and find that you can shoot 10-20 different looks in just 1-2 minutes!

Lighting Techniques

Natural light and just a simple reflector can go a long way! Create amazing imagery with basic lighting techniques as we show you how to use your reflector as a key light, fill light, gobo, and scrim.

Gear, Camera Settings, & Advice

Discover the ideal equipment and camera settings for shooting great couples portraits. Access our lists of necessary equipment, preferred shooting and metering modes, as well as our “pre-click checklist” - our own step-by-step guide on what you should be considering before even snapping your first photo.

Exceed Client Expectations Even Before the Shoot

Learn how to plan for the shoot, props, and more!

Get all the details on what goes into an engagement shoot. Gain an understanding of everything from the importance of convincing wedding clients to do a pre-wedding portrait session to optimal shoot lengths and planning for the potential "what-could-go-wrongs". Walk through an actual planning session with a real client and see how we discuss and plan for the client’s vision. Learn to go over:

  • Style and concept for the shoot
  • Potential locations
  • Appropriate wardrobe
  • Make-up considerations. 

Post-producing for a Picture-Perfect Couple Session

Learn how to post-process your engagement sessions from start to finish

With this workshop including over 190 Full Resolution RAW exercise files, see how you can take our RAW files and turn them into breathtaking images. From culling to basic developing to advanced vintage and black and white processing and effects, this 5 hour DVD covers all of the post production from beginning to end

Additional Natural Light Couples Portraiture

Chapter one
Introduction & Planning

  • Introduction
  • Why Do an Engagement Session
  • Couple's Photography Styles
  • Creating a Moodboard
  • Pye & Jackie's Moodboard Interview
  • Location & Activities
  • Wardrobe & Props
  • Professional Makeup
  • Couples Photography Length
  • Final Walkthrough & Time Reminder

Chapter two
Advice, Gear, & Settings

  • Remember Your Job & Slow Down
  • Equipment to Bring
  • The Pre-Click Checklist
  • Manual Exposures with Each Scene
  • Spot Metering

Chapter Three
Lighting Techniques

  • Shooting with Available Light
  • Using Shade
  • Reflectors as a Main Light
  • Using the Reflector as Fill
  • Using the Reflector as a Gobo or Scrim

Chapter Four
Posing & COmmunication

  • Pose Guidance for Him
  • Pose Guidance for Her
  • Making Them Your Advocates

Chapter Five
Foundation Posing

  • What are Foundation Poses
  • Micro-Pose Variations
  • The V-Up & V-Up Demonstration
  • The Open-Up & Open-Up Demonstration
  • The Close-Up & Close-Up Demonstration
  • The Stack-Up & Stack-Up Demonstration
  • Other Poses and Catching the Details

Chapter Six
Willow Tree

  • On Location & The Willow Introduction
  • Other Poses
  • The Picnic Introduction & The Picnic Pt.1
  • The Picnic Pt.2
  • Peeping Tom

Chapter Seven
Tandem Bike RIde

  • The Bike Ride

Chapter Eight
Grassy Hill

  • Hill Introduction & Reflector Chase
  • The Whimsical Walk
  • Hill Picnic
  • The Piggy Back
  • Funny Frames

Chapter Nine
Sunset Ridge

  • The Scenic Gaze
  • Conclusion

Chapter Ten
Post-Production Intro & Setup

  • Post-Production Introduction
  • Catalog Creation
  • View Before & Afters
  • Reviewing Soft Portrait
  • Splitting the Scenes

Chapter Eleven
Foundation Posing

  • Scene 1 Culling
  • Scene 1 The Palette Cleanser
  • Scene 1 Signature Processing
  • Scene 1 Moodboard Advanced Styles
  • Scene 1 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 1 Survey Test

Chapter Twelve
Willow Tree Bench

  • Scene 2 Culling
  • Scene 2 Signature Processing
  • Scene 2 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 2 Survey Test

Chapter Thirteen
Willow Tree Picnic

  • Scene 3 Culling
  • Scene 3 Signature Processing
  • Scene 3 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 3 Survey Test

Chapter Fourteen
Tandem Bike Ride

  • Scene 4 Culling
  • Scene 4 Signature Processing
  • Scene 4 Moodboard Advanced Styles
  • Scene 4 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 4 Survey Test 

Chapter Fifteen
Grassy Hill Walk

  • Scene 5 Culling
  • Scene 5 Signature Processing
  • Scene 5 Moodboard Advanced Styles
  • Scene 5 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 5 Survey Test 

Chapter Sixteen
Grassy Hill Portraits

  • Scene 6 Culling
  • Scene 6 Signature Processing
  • Scene 6 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 6 Survey Test

Chapter Seventeen
Grassy Hill Silly Shots

  • Scene 7 Culling
  • Scene 7 Signature Processing
  • Scene 7 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 7 Survey Test 

Chapter Eighteen
Grassy Hills Scenic

  • Scene 8 Culling
  • Scene 8 Signature Processing
  • Scene 8 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 8 Survey Test 

Chapter ninteen
Sunset Ridge

  • Scene 9 Culling
  • Scene 9 Signature Processing
  • Scene 9 Advanced Processing
  • Scene 9 Survey Test 
  • Conclusion
January 1, 2016

Wow! I wanted to begin my comment with a BIG WOW! I never, believe me, I never spend money on something that is worth so much like this workshop! I follow slr lounge and I read this site/blog everyday and everyday I learn something more! I bought this workshop and I helped me a lot! Now I am more confident, I believe in me and in my photos and everything is all right! Thank you SLR LOUNGE for doing such a great job!
Christian Boecker
May 26, 2015

This was the first tutorial I purchased from SLR Lounge and I was surprised by the quality and the volume of it. This tutorial helped me to gain more confidence at the start of a shoot due to the posing system.
Scott Skaggs
May 4, 2015

Not a natural light fan, but good info
Scott Skaggs
May 4, 2015

nice info
Elmer Arevalo
March 6, 2015

Excellent material, I will like to know where is this park at? What the name of it?
David Toldo
January 22, 2015

This one has brought me to a totally new level! They show all the basic poses! Open-up, V-up, closed, and a bunch of different variations. You should have this one!
Deborah Parrish
November 30, 2014

This workshop has helped me with all of my photographs. I prefer the natural light look and my clients do, too. The posing techniques that Pye presents are very easy to remember and communicate. This is a mainstay of my video library.
Aravind Arivalagan
October 13, 2014

Lightroom is great for natural looking potraits
Artur Zielinski
September 11, 2014

I finally got around to watching your video tutorial and I can honestly say it is the very BEST explanation of Couple Photography I have ever seen .
Wendell Fernandes
August 27, 2014

All is good. But perhaps its missing the realism from it.
Jose Lopez Moreno
August 21, 2014

Amazing stuff! I can't wait to learn all the program has.
Brandon Dewey
August 21, 2014

Great set of videos! It explains how to shoot in different natural light situations. It also go into great detail on have to pose a couple and how to build your own poses from the foundation poses. I would highly recommend this workshop!!!
Christine Eisele
August 5, 2014

I have been looking for a workshop like this for quite awhile now and am so happy to have found this! Every video is very educational and is easy to follow along with. I have never been more confident about my photography until now. These tutorials explain every thing step-by-step and offer great insights. Any photographer out there looking for a great way to grow in their photography career should really consider purchasing this product. It's awesome.
Greg Faulkner
July 28, 2014

Really helped me a lot
James Matthews
July 15, 2014

This DVD set is amazing. I had a couple of family shoots coming up and I had never really worked with posing a person before. The content that Pye covers nailed every question I ever had and more. Of course it's not just about posing. Seeing how they plan the session, deal with the client, choose locations and post-process the images is such a great help to increase your knowledge. You won't be disappointing by purchasing this course, especially if you are new to shooting people and portraits. The fact that every review has rated it 5 stars says everything you need to know.
July 9, 2014

i would advice all my photography buddies to grab on of this truly amaizing
June 5, 2014

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Shezaad Ally
June 5, 2014

I can't seem to make the purchase. Tried everything. Please could I have some assistance. Thanks.
May 21, 2014

Very educational and easy to watch I'm definitely implementing these poses for my work. I unusually do a lot of couples photography but always kind of winged it. Now I can get organized and execute great consistent work Thanks a lot
April 24, 2014

Just the kind of training I was looking for. Fantastic teaching by Pype.
Patrick Falls
January 22, 2014

This DVD is awesome! Both the video and sound quality are high quality. For me, the pace that the information was presented was perfect. The order that the information was presented made absolute sense, and the price, Ha! the price is awesome for the amount of information that is being presented. I have watched some amazing training videos and this is among the top of the list. I encourage anyone, no matter what your experience level, to view this instruction video.
Adelina Popescu
October 26, 2013

Wow! I wanted to begin my comment with a BIG WOW! I never, believe me, I never spend money on something that is worth so much like this workshop! I follow slr lounge and I read this site/blog everyday and everyday I learn something more! I bought this workshop and I helped me a lot! Now I am more confident, I believe in me and in my photos and everything is all right! Thank you SLR LOUNGE for doing such a great job!
Ben Perrin
October 3, 2013

This has to be the most worthwhile purchase I have made in regards to my photography. Pye holds nothing back in these training tutorials. I learned so much about banter with clients and so much more about posing couples. I now make sure that creating a mood board is part of my workflow. I believe that this resource has taken my photography to another level and I'd like to encourage any photography that is serious about engagement and wedding photography to purchase this product ASAP. Probably the only downside was that I had to attempt to download certain files multiple times due to the large file size. I was very impressed that the workshop included everything from pre-production to the shoot to post-production. The great thing is that I can just re-watch the appropriate sections before a photoshoot to make sure that I don't run out of ideas whilst I am there. I would rate this 10 out of 10. Cheers, Ben
Nice to learn gd tecnics of raw light
September 5, 2013

gd shots with grt composings
krouse (via Amazon)
July 11, 2013

I started off as a hobbyist, but then I quickly leaned towards becoming a semi pro/ professional photographer. I had no problem capturing objects or of interest, but for some reason when posing people it did not look right. After purchasing the Lightroom 4 Complete Workshop | A-Z Guide DVD, Presets, and Workflow DVD I was very pleased with my with the results after seeing how understanding of lightroom and style of editing drastically change , I decided to give the Natural Light Couples Photography Workshop a try and once again to my amazement it paid off. I'm no longer afraid or panicking when having to do couple photos, even my individual portraits have gotten better due to the advice given for simple but effective poses for women and men. These guys at the SLR Lounge have a way of explaining things perfectly without making it complicated. I recommend this workshop to anyone having trouble with portraits or for someone just looking for that perfect starting point or approach towards capturing great portraits of couples or individuals.
Chandler Chow (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

Pye is the best instructor of all time! You know how in school, you seemed to always like the subjects with great teachers? Well, Pye is that teacher! Really keeps you entertained throughout the entire DVD I learned a bunch of great things. For example, I've always heard about using reflectors but never really understood how to use them. Small things like the catchlight in the subjects eyes really make a huge difference and are really the difference between professionals and amateurs. This is just one small example of hundreds of tidbits I picked up. Well worth the price!
James Liu (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

This Workshop is has literally changed the way I look at couples portrait photography. I have been using SLRlounge products as a guide for a while now and have been able to (at least a certain degree) mimic their top quality photography. I picked up this workshop primarily because some of my couples photos looked awkward because my couples were posed "uncomfortably". I learned the thought process behind different poses and the whole process of getting the couples to pose correctly is simplified by this workshop. It is nice to know that with a simple reflector and quality posing instructions, you can create some amazing natural light couples photography. A must for any engagement/wedding photography. Another home run from SLRlounge!
Barbara A. Luna "deal finder" (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

I purchase this in May 2013 one week before an engagement shoot and one month before their wedding. My husband and I watched over three days, took notes and put it in action right away. We somewhat practiced it before our engagement shoot. I watched key videos a second time just to get things "down". Key things I learned: 1) Have the client make a mood board. Their idea is to use the images on their site to give clients ideas of what they like. I had the client look at pintrest because at this point I don't have enough in a portfolio, but the idea worked wonderfully. She made a "mood board" i wrote them down and got all but one of those shots. They were very happy with that. 2) Teaching the client posing techniques at the beginning. This helped them learn right from the beginning things that were going to make them look better. They did these things on their own after a bit of practice. And at their wedding the bride told the bridesmaids what to do. And they looked ot for each other with hair straightening and clothing.It made ME look better too. They really felt I had it together and knew what I was doing. I just learned a few days before!!!! 3)Posing; Fantastic posing techniques! Unique and easy to implement. I just loved this video series. It is a bargain when you compare it to a workshop that you could attend. So much more info in this and you can watch at your own pace and re-watch and practice. This video series will give you confidence and you will definetly be less nervous because of having really good tools in your toolbox!! This was my first purchase from SLR but not my last. Thank you!!!! What I would like to see is a series on LIGHTING!!! Basic lighting with flash and beyond.
Soulmates Photography (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

As a professional photographer with over 30 years experience, knowledge is something that should be never ending. With this disc. The Natural Light Couple Photography Workshop can only add to your knowledge of shooting a beautiful engagement session, and for those who already know this info it can only help to remind you of those small details we may tend to forget. I highly recommend these lessons and add them to your collection.
Travis Volkman (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

I had previously purchased SLR Lounge's Lightroom 4 Preset System and was extremely impressed by the product. So I had high expectations going into the purchase of the Natural Light Couple's Photography Workshop. I enjoy taking pictures at the hobby level but have always been working on improving my skills as I receive rave reviews from family and friends when I post pictures online. I thought this purchase would give me an inside look into how the folks at SLR Lounge conduct their outdoor portrait sessions. One of the things that has impressed me most by this purchase is that the SLR folks do not hold anything back when it comes to giving their hints and tricks on everything about the photo shoot. Many businesses would consider this giving away their trade secrets but the SLR folks are not concerned with that. From start-to-finish they give you all the information necessary to complete an excellent engagement photo shoot. Topics covered include how to plan the shoot, equipment to use, extensive information on posing tips and tricks, and extensive post processing using Adobe Lightroom. Having the Lightroom Preset System is not necessary to produce the quality images that are shown in the videos but having the system would decrease post production time by A LOT! I would highly recommend this product, as well as the Lightroom Preset System from SLR Lounge. I would have had no problem paying 2-3 times the price for these products and still felt I got my money's worth.
Ermenegildo Conte (via Amazon)
July 10, 2013

I'm very happy with my purchase. Theses guys know what they are talking about, they know the photography business very well. They are also very generous and share many great info on they're website SLRLounge. So when I saw that they came out with this DVD, I said to myself that it would be a good Sunday night video to share with my wife, we both love photography. I'm a professional photographer and I was surprise how much ideas, I got from the DVD. I've learn a lot more then I was expecting. Easy posing workflow approach with couples. Real Engagement Session footage plus a second DVD with Lightroom edit class. If your looking for a modern approach for your engagement photo session. This is it!
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