Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the minimum space requirements for a studio shoot, part of Photographing High School Senior Portraits.
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…We're definitely not in the cozy home studio anymore.…We have ventured out into the world and I have this nice big space to work in.…Clients rented this.…We're going to do a lot of portraits here.…And I'll tell you I'm very happy about it.…But when people talk to you about the space for a portrait…shoot, they're going to think that a lot of spaces will work fine.…And they or they may not.…So let's go over some of the parameters that you need to…make sure that you can work properly in the space that's provided.…
Now I'm going to start back here.…Let's just step off.…And we'll talk about the different components and we'll step them off.…So we have our backdrop stand here.…This definitely takes up a little room.…And remember, these feet come back from the pole.…So you already lose a foot or two right here.…Now, the backdrop will come down, if you're using a backdrop.…You don't want to put your subject right up against…the backdrop, that's a mug shot, we're doing a portrait.…So you gotta bring your subject out a little…
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.