What's included in the course?


$697 - Portrait Photography Basics (23 Videos & Worksheets).

$497 - Gear and the Photoshoot (12 Videos & Worksheets).

$897 - The Business of Portrait Photography (15 Guides).

BONUS: Access to PPM Facebook Group.

BONUS: Access to Contests and Giveaways.

BONUS: Access to Content Added Regularly.

Imagine if you could...

  • Define your photography style and capture portraits that tell a story.

  • Understand how colors affect a portrait and use it to your advantage.

  • Nail your exposure and focus every single time.

  • Master composition and can shoot great portraits anywhere.

  • Build a sustainable and profitable business while getting to be creative.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome!

    • Facebook Group

    • Definition Sheet

    • Fundamentals of Portrait Photography

  • 2

    Module 1: Photography Style + How Color Effects an Image

    • How to Discover Your Style

    • Types of Portrait Photography

    • Color Theory

    • Color Harmony

    • Activity: Creating Color Palettes

    • Activity: Color Harmony in Ads

  • 3

    Module 2: Manual Mode + Exposure

    • Exposure

    • Aperture

    • Shutter Speed

    • ISO

    • Manual Mode

    • Activity: 3 Pillars of Exposure

  • 4

    Module 3: Camera Setup + Gear

    • Setting Up Your Camera

    • Crop or Full-Frame?

    • Prime vs. Zoom Lens

    • How to Choose a Lens

    • The Best Portrait Photography Lenses

  • 5

    Module 4: Tools + Composition

    • The Purpose of Composition

    • Angles

    • Depth of Field (DoF)

    • Lines + Framing

    • Low Light

    • Photo Orientation

    • Rule of Thirds

    • Natural Light

    • How to Create Blur

    • Natural Light Portraits

    • Activity: Practice Composition

  • 6

    Module 5: The Photo Shoot

    • Finding a Location

    • Introduction to Posing

    • How to Pose Males

    • How to Capture Emotion

    • Secrets to Happy Clients

    • Building a Comfortable Environment

    • Activity: Posing

  • 7

    Building Your Business

    • Blogging for Photographers

    • Building Your Network

    • Client Communication

    • Creating Your Website

    • Email Response Templates

    • Getting Started with Social Media

    • Goal-Setting Worksheet

    • How to Create an About Page

    • How to Increase Your Prices

    • How to Outsource

    • Productivity Worksheets

    • Project + Time Management

    • Saying "No" to Free Shoots

    • Travel Pricing Guide

    • Workflow for Portrait Photographers

  • 8

    Bonus Content!

    • Perfect Exposure eBook

    • The How to Shoot Series

I was frustrated, too.

In the perfect world, you wouldn't need to improve your skills or marketing. Your photos would always be flawless and your inbox would be full of people willing to pay your full rates without any doubt in their minds.

However, that's not happening.

You invest in a camera, lens, website, spend a lot of time trying to figure out what to do, and maybe you even dabbled into paying for ads.

As a result, the only clients you're getting are your family, friends, and someone who wants to get a good deal.

If only you could override everything and be the most sought after photographer in your area, be the first result on Google, and have a massive social media presence.

It's frustrating when you aren't booking clients, or truly loving your work.

That's how I used to feel, and it hurts.

That's why I created

The Portrait Photography Masterclass

To help you discover your photography style, master composition, and create a profitable business.

I'm giving you everything I've learned and my system to help you develop your skills faster, become more knowledgable, faster, and make photography your career, faster.

Hey there, I'm David Em

I created the Portrait Photography Masterclass just for you!

I'm a portrait photographer based in Seattle. I love capturing real moments and stories using photography. 

I've been able to walk away from my 9-5 in banking and teach photographers how to build the foundation for a successful business.

Portrait Photography Masterclass

Get instant access to all 6 modules and bonus content with a one-time payment of $97.

What students are saying

"I finally got paid for portraits."

Kristen S.

This course has helped me grow as a photographer and given me the confidence to actually charge money for portraits. I've been doing free shoots for months and now I can see myself making this a career. It was worth every penny and has definitely paid off!

"I'm attracting my ideal client!"


After implementing what I've learned, I'm attracting my ideal client! It's made my job so much easier and I'm happier now.

30-day happiness guarantee

You get 30 days to try out the Portrait Photography Masterclass. If you aren't happy, I'll give you a full refund.

If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 30 days.

Frequently asked questions

  • How is the course delivered to me?

    Immediately after enrolling in the course, you'll have access to everything.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    You'll have access to the lifetime of this course. I'm constantly adding fresh content. As long as the course is active, you can access it.

  • I'm really busy, how much time will I need to commit to this course?

    Don't worry, the best part is that this course is designed to be taken at your own pace. Take your time, soak in the information & implement it.

  • Do I have to buy a bunch of other courses after this one?

    No, this is it. Once you're in, you're in AND we're going to continue adding brand new content. We're in this together.