Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the final selects picked by the photographer, part of Photographing High School Senior Portraits.
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…Since you've been on this journey with me, I thought that you'd…like to see some of the images that I'm choosing that I like.…Now of course, the students themselves will probably…pick a few others too, but this is fun.…This is just for us, because you've seen the beginning, the middle…and now, you're going to get to see some of the almost finished product.…I'm going to show you.…We'll start with Catherine.…You haven't seen any of those images yet.…One of the things that I want to mention, as we're looking…at Catherine's shots here, is this idea of letting them be them.…
Or even encouraging them to be them.…Making them comfortable.…Getting them there you know, keeping it light as, you…know, Max talked about in his interview, that was so important.…So that when you're interacting with them,…when you're behind the camera, then you really…get the person, you know, that represent,…you get a photo that represents the person.…And I think, above all, the expression and,…that energy is the most important part of it.…
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.