• Instructors

    Vuhlandes avatar
  • Skill Level

    Level 1

    You know how to work a camera, and you want to learn how to take compelling, natural portraits.

  • What You Get

    1.5 hours of learning

    + 11 segments

    + Vuhlandes' Presets

    + 10% Moment discount

  • Learn To

    Photograph your subjects using their natural environments.
    • Capture people in their own environment
    • How to capture story
    • Make your subjects feel comfortable
    • What gear works best
    • Framing and composition

What You'll Learn

Learn how to get comfortable with your subjects and take portraits with personality.



Meet Vuhlandes-- what inspires him and how we got into photography.



Vuhlandes breaks down what gear he uses and why. He’ll also show you some of the tools he uses to create his iconic look.

What is Environmental Portraiture?


Vuhlandes sheds light on his style of photography and the term “environmental portraiture.”

Environmental Portraiture | Earl


Vuhlandes takes you to one of his favorite shoot locations, his backyard. Learn why he shoots with his friends instead of models and some of his tips for taking portraits.

Photo Breakdown


Vuhlandes takes you through some of his favorite photography over the years and explains the story & purpose behind some of his most iconic photographs.

Environmental Portraiture | Amal


Join Vuhlandes and his girlfriend Amal on an impromptu sunset photoshoot on the streets of Detroit.

Vuhlandes’ Essential Shooting Tips


Vuhlandes lays down the essentials for creating shooting photos with impact.

Environmental Portraiture | Detroit Bike Scene


Vuhlandes loves shooting film, but sometimes digital is better for a fast-paced environment. Vuhlandes shows you some techniques while riding the back of an ATV in the neighborhoods of Detroit.

Environmental Portraiture | Ju


To finish off the lesson, there’s no better place to shoot one of Vuhlandes' best friends than the Detroit River. Join Vuhlandes & Ju in a portrait session with Detroit's skyline as the backdrop.

Photo Editing


Vuhlandes goes through his process of editing film and digital photos.



Vuhlandes wraps up the lesson with some final words


Hey, I'm Vuhlandes. I'm a photographer from the westside of Detroit, MI. My surroundings have influenced a unique style: street, gritty, yet clean.
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