Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Discussing the expectations for the yearbook portrait, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors (2014).
…So I'm sitting here with Max, and not only are we taking his picture today.…But this is kind of cool, he's also an editor for his high school yearbook.…So we get a little inside information, too.…So I really appreciate you hanging out today.…>> No problem.…>> Good, so let's start with the photo…shoot, then we'll talk about the yearbook stuff.…So, when I come here, and I asked your brother this, yesterday.…So I come to a photo shoot, I've got all sorts of stuff in my head.…Technical stuff, you know, lenses, lighting, all that.…
What are some of the stuff you're thinking…about, as you come into the shoot, you know.…You know, and especially in terms of the photographer.…I think the main thing I want from the photographer, is…just that they can make me feel comfortable while I'm taking pictures.…because I haven't done a lot of photo shoots before…and I'm guessing most people who do their senior portraits haven't.…And the more comfortable they can make me, the less…I have to worry about, the more fun I'm going to have.…
In this course, photographer and educator Derrick Story details the art and the process of modern senior portraiture, from working with the subject and his or her parents to plan a shot list, to shooting indoors and out, to delivering the final shots. Along the way, he examines gear and workflow considerations, including lighting, sharing proofs, and post-processing.
And because senior portraiture is a potentially lucrative business, the course concludes with a discussion of various business angles, including developing a pricing strategy, connecting with local high schools, marketing through social media outlets, and more.
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Portrait Retouchingwith Chris Orwig6h 4m Intermediate
Enhancing a Portrait of a Young Woman in Lightroomwith Jan Kabili1h 25m Appropriate for all
Introduction to High School Senior Portraiture
1. The Basic Guidelines and Business of Portraiture
2. Studio Space and Posing Options
3. Working with Family Members and Shooting Outside
4. Reviewing and Sharing Final Selects
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