Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Discussing the interior shoot expectations with a student, part of Photographing High School Senior Portraits.
…So I've talked Zach into, sitting down with me for a minute…here because, as photographers, we always know kind of what's in our head…when we go into a shoot, but I think it's helpful to…know what's going on with our subjects and what they're thinking about.…I think it helps us craft a better session, and…so I thought we would just chat for a minute.…I, I want to tell you, so when I'm coming into the shoot, I have to tell you a…lot of stuff I'm thinking about doesn't have that…much to do with you to be honest, nothing personal.…
I mean, I'm thinking about, you know, my camera, my lens and, you know, my…lighting and, you know, how much time we have and all that sort of stuff.…So I'm actually thinking a lot of kind of technical sort of stuff.…But I was wondering, you know, when you're thinking like, when you're…driving over here, and, you know, you're kind of hanging around and you…first come in, what's some of the stuff that's going through your…head, like, you know, how do you want this, this thing to go?…
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
Portrait Retouching with Aperturewith Derrick Story1h 55m Intermediate
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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