Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Jumpstart your professional delivery, part of Learning Natural Light Portrait Photography.
- So far in this chapter, I've talked a little bit…about passion, and passion is really important,…but there's another essential element…to becoming a pro, and that is doing the work.…And here I want to share with you a few tips,…which will allow you to jumpstart your career…and really do some work that will make some sense…in regards to becoming a pro.…The first one has to do with developing…an effective portfolio.…Here's one of the things that I've discovered.…I have interacted literally with thousands and thousands…of amateur enthusiast photographers.…
Many of those people show me work that is amazing.…Often it's better than the pros.…The problem is that it's all over the map.…They have photographs of flowers, of their vacation,…of their kids, of sports, who knows what.…And it's kind of a mess.…And they expect someone to make sense…of it all for them, which just won't happen.…When clients seek out someone, they're looking…for someone that can do a specific thing,…and so what you need to do as a photographer is say,…
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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