Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Posing and photographing a male subject, part of Photographing High School Senior Portraits.
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…One of the things that I think about right away…when I'm contemplating shooting guys is working with their angles.…It's different, I'll be honest, than shooting women.…I, when I saw Zach for example, and I saw that, you know, he had that nice…chin, he has the square shoulders, and he…was wearing t-shirts and stuff to show that off.…I kind of want to light that way.…I want to work with that and show that off.…So that influenced my lighting choices.…
I decided to go with a strobe and just…work with a strong light coming in on one side.…The diffuser that I use is more of a bounce card.…So it does soften a little bit, but not too much.…And the shots had a good, you know, hot side, cool side to them.…What do you think of this for a backdrop?…>> I like it.…It has good texture and >> I know, it looks neat.…I think it, I like it.…When I saw this, this door back here I was going, oh man that is perfect.…You know, he's, he's got the look, he's got the outfit.…
We've got this cool door, I've got the right lighting with…
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.