Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with continuous lights vs. strobes, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors (2014).
…So, on this shoot, which was an indoor shoot, I…used two different types of lights and I like them both.…They have their own strengths and weaknesses and…I thought, well let's go over those right now.…Let's start here with my continuous light.…I like this guy.…This is a very simple setup.…It's made by Lole and they're called ego lights, E-G-O.…And what they are, are compact fluorescents, and they're in here.…I'll even give you a peek at these, right there.…Two of them in there.…
They're daylight balanced.…They're very cool.…They're very cool lights and that's nice on…a set so you don't kind of heat everything up.…But they're continuous.…And you noticed when I was taking pictures of Katherine, I could…just go boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, because there's no recycle time.…So the strength of these is that they're…cool, they're pretty easy to carry, they're affordable.…Each one of these units is about $100.…And you can shoot continuous.…And they work, they work very nice.…
I think the quality of lights quite good, but I do…
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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