Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the gear for the outdoor portrait shoot, part of Photographing High School Senior Portraits.
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…So I'm here at the park, and I'm getting ready to do an outdoor shoot today.…Pretty excited about it actually.…But I thought, before I get to work, I'll show you what's inside the bag here.…Now, my camera bag, whether I'm indoors or outdoors, is pretty much the same gear.…So I'm going to walk you through it, and see what I use.…My go-to camera, still, for outdoor portraiture…and indoors is my Canon 5D Mark II.…This is my full-frame sensor camera.…The reason why I like it is with that…nice big sensor, I can drop out backgrounds very easily.…
And especially when I have this lens on here, the 70-200 F28.…And I shoot with it wide open most of the time, maybe stop it down to F4.…I like those soft backgrounds.…I think it looks very professional.…So I'm usually reaching for this guy first.…But I also carry the 70D, which is the APS-C Sensor camera.…And I keep the 40 millimeter on here.…And I don't want to have to change lenses quickly…if suddenly I need to do a wider shot.…
It's much easier just to pick up the other camera, pop the lens cap and shoot.…
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.