Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing additional accessories for the outdoor portrait shoot, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors (2014).
…Earlier I talked about the basic camera gear that I use for a portrait shoot.…But I also bring some accessories that come in very handy.…And I thought I'd start with the camera bag open here because I think…one of the most important accessories, especially…when I'm shooting outside, is the lens hood.…Now, when you shoot Cannon, and I think…Nikon also and some other brands, these cost extra.…They don't always come with the lens, sometimes yes, sometimes no.…Unfortunately, a lot of times, no.…
I do think they're worth the investment, they help shade…the sun off the front of the lens, and that flare.…And they also protect the front of the lens…against, you know, accidental banging and things like that.…So, you'll notice that I have lens hoods for all of my lenses.…I think they're an important accessory.…I hate buying them, but once I do, I'm done with it.…Now, also in my camera bag, I have something called a lollipod.…And I don't always want to carry light stands with me.…They're kind of bulky and difficult, but it's good to have something that…
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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