Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Sorting through the portrait shoot session, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors (2014).
…So I'm in the downstairs area of my townhouse studio.…The shooting room is right above our head here.…And now we're going to work on some of these pictures that we shot.…I'm going to start with Ashley.…I have 101 shots right here in Aperture.…I'm working in Aperture, but this is pretty…much the same process whether you're in Lightroom, iPhoto,…even Adobe Bridge, because what we're going to do is…go through all of these shots and rate them.…
And I do it two-pass system is what I use.…First time through is just a yea or a nay.…Second time through I'm looking at the yeas and…whittling it down to the shots that I am…actually going to show Ashley, either when she looks…at the web gallery or when she comes by.…Either way, whatever her choice will be.…So, let's get started.…So the first thing I do here is I want a good look at these shots.…Now my yea or nay system is two stars.…So if it is a yea, it gets two stars.…
If it's a nay, it gets nothing.…Okay.…And what am I looking for?…Well, I'm just looking for a decent photograph right now.…
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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