Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Picking the set to share with the client, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors (2014).
…What we're looking at now are the three star images, or the selects.…So I started out with 101 shots, we got it down to about 67 on the first pass.…I went through that first pass again and now we're at 43.…And I feel good about 43, I think that's a nice number for a gallery.…And I'm giving her plenty of things to look at.…And one of the things I just wanted to mention before we start actually working…on these shots, is that don't go just with what you think is the absolute best shots.…
Open it up a little bit, have a little latitude, because what you…might think is a great shot might be different than what your subject thinks.…So, you know, be a little wide on this allow them room…to find the shots that they like, and I feel good about 43.…So the next phase now is for me to work on the selects, and…I only do image editing on the select set not on the other stuff.…I hang on to it.…But here's where we're going to do the cropping and basic adjustments,…because our goal right now is to get ready for the gallery.…
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 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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