Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Earn income as a people photographer, part of Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography.
So far in this course we've talked about a lot.…We've talked about working with light,…composition, connecting with people.…We've even looked at a live demonstration shoot.…Well next what I want to do is talk about…how we can take all that we've learned and the passion…that we have for capturing images…and convert that into some type of profit.…Well one of the ways that you can start to make money…or income as a photographer is to think about…different types of photography that you might do.…In people photography, there's so many…different ways to make an income.…
Here I have a few categories just to get you thinking…about a couple of different ideas.…One is editorial. What editorial means is…doing assignment work for magazines.…Now a lot of this work tends to be really, really fun,…but it doesn't pay super well.…To give you a sense on that, I was recently hired…by a publication which was an alumni magazine…for a college on the East Coast…and they hired me to photograph someone who lived in my town…and I was paid $750 for the shoot…
In this course, photographer Chris Orwig shows how to shoot effective portraits in natural light—even when the light isn't great. Chris explains how to find the best light, use open shade to your advantage, and leverage the uniqueness of doorway light. He also goes into camera and lens considerations, creating better compositions, working with people, planning for a shoot, and tackling a live shoot. Plus, he shares some tips for earning income as a people photographer.
- Why back light is great for portraits
- Lighting from the side
- Using open shade to your advantage
- Working with dappled and window light
- Camera and lens considerations
- Choosing the right lens
- Creating better compositions
- Posing and directing subjects
- Preparing for a shoot
- Earning income as a people photographer
- Jumpstarting your professional delivery
Skill Level Intermediate
Learning Lighting: Natural Lightwith Erin Manning40m 58s Beginner
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Natural Light Portraiturewith Douglas Kirkland34m 46s Appropriate for all
Narrative Portraiture: On Location in New York Citywith Chris Orwig1h 30m Appropriate for all
1. Find the Best Light
2. Camera Craft
3. Create Better Compositions
4. Working with People
Advanced tips9m 7s
5. Planning Ahead
6. Live Shoot
7. Turn Your Passion into Profit
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