Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with family members during a portrait shoot, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors (2014).
…Boy, it's a beautiful day in the park today.…I'm here with Max, and Ashley, and Ashley's mom.…And we're going to do some good portrait shooting today.…Perfect conditions and I'm really looking forward to it.…So are you ready to take a few pictures?…>> Yeah.…>> All right, let's take some shots.…You kind of remember our little posing thing there, right?…>> Yeah.…>> All right, good.…Now, what I want to do here, with you.…So we have a light coming in right here, and I have a hair light on you.…So the sun we're going to use as a hair light.…
But then I gotta bring a little bit more light in the front here.…So, how do you feel about helping out with the photo shoot?…>> Glad to.…You have, have you?…Come on up, come up up.…Let's put you to work.…>> So I was pretty happy about the…location that Max and Ashley wanted for today.…And I'd shot here before.…And then, I heard that Ashley's mom was going to join us.…Theresa.…And you know, it's good to know that ahead of…time because that allows me to set up and prepare.…Because I want to make sure that Theresa's comfortable and has a good experience.…
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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