Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Posing and photographing female subjects, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors (2014).
…So, I was happy to see Katherine and Zach both come together.…Wow.…Right on time, that's cool.…That's good.…I think it does a couple things.…One, is I have an extra set of hands.…That's fun.…But, also, I think it's keeps the atmosphere a little bit looser.…I like to work quickly.…I think keeping things moving really keeps the energy up on the whole shoot.…So, I made some decisions, before Katherine got…here in terms of setting up the backdrop…stands, and the lighting and all that based…on what I thought we were going to do.…
Then when she came in and she let me know…that she was, she didn't have a whole lot of time.…So, I knew then, the pace was important for her, too.…Aw so cute, I like it.…>> And then, I also brought a skirt.…>> Okay.…>> Also kind of bright.…>> It is kind of bright.…But, you can pull it off because of your skin tones, right?…I don't know if my camera can hang with that.…My camera, you know.…>> But, that's what I'm wearing.…>> I know, I like that a lot.…>> Okay.…>> Yeah, how do you feel about like a dark backdrop for this?…
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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