Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Shoot a portrait, starting with natural light, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors.
- So when I was looking around for a good setting for Max,…we had done that really pretty series with Ashley,…with the trees, you know, in the background, all soft…and it felt really right for her,…but it felt a little too soft for Max…and I wanted something that was more masculine…and I was looking around, looking around…and you know, I found this and I liked the texture here…and we had a good angle on the edge…and it was something that he could interact with,…and it felt a lot better than having him put his hand…on a tree trunk or something, it just felt so wrong to me.…
And I'll do that, you know, once I get a feel…for the subject, I wanna try to find a setting…that matches their personality and their looks…and hopefully something that they'll like too.…So what I was thinking is that, you know,…a lot of times to get warmed up, the hand in pocket pose…is a good way to start…and we'll just have kind of this in the background.…Actually the color scheme is pretty good here,…they're almost complementary colors…
- Guidelines for senior portraits
- Setting up a portable studio
- Posing subjects
- Shooting outside
- Working with family members
- Using mirrorless cameras and smartphones
- Editing senior portraits
- Exporting and delivering images
Skill Level Intermediate
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
Up-Close Portrait Photography: Start to Finishwith Chris Orwig2h 5m Intermediate
1. The Basic Guidelines and Business of Portraiture
2. Studio Space and Posing Options
3. Working with Family Members and Shooting Outside
4. Using Mirrorless and Smartphones for Portraits
5. Sort and Organize the Photo Shoot
6. Edit and Enhance Your Selects
7. Deliver the Images
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