Join Douglas Kirkland for an in-depth discussion in this video The shoot, part of Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Studio Portraiture.
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So Courtney, I want you to-- It's all very important how you feel.…So I am going to ask you to come here and sit here and just to see if…you're comfortable here.…You can find your own spot, you can do that or? Oay, now okay, this is great.…It is very good, it's very clean and get our fan ready, please.…The show is hers at this moment.…It really is.…So okay, now I have to-- One of the things that interestingly you have to…critically ask yourself, and a lot of people miss this.…
See how the hair is separating at the back. I don't want that to happen.…So Jerry, a little less.…Now see how it's improving.…This is the picture being created here.…This is very cool stuff.…What I am doing right now is I am watching her very much, and here we are.…Yes, yes, yes, right, good.…Okay, great, great, wonderful.…That was 11 1/2.…Yes, yes, nice, nice, wonderful, wonderful.…Yes, yes, I'd like what you'd started to do, that.…That's great.…This lens is a fairly simple lens.…
It goes from 70 millimeters to 300 millimeters and frankly, it's a Canon lens.…
In this installment of the series, Douglas demonstrates how shooting in a studio allows for precise lighting control and consistency. The course begins with a look at the strobes and light modifiers that Douglas frequently employs for studio portraiture. Douglas positions the lights and then shoots a variety of portraits, demonstrating how he works with a model to capture different moods and positions.
Finally, he reviews the best images from the shoot, analyzing the lighting techniques he employed and showing how judicious use of Photoshop can enhance a portrait without making it look unnaturally processed.