What You'll Learn
Learn the secrets to compelling portrait photography - a blend of technique, artistry, and psychology - even if you're on a budget! When you learn to dispel judgment and put your subject at ease, you'll move into the moment to create a better portrait.
This workshop examines the location portrait shoot, from preparation to execution to post-production. You'll learn to compose great shots with one light and reflectors, though you can extend these principles to more sophisticated studio lighting. We'll emphasize getting great results and minimizing post-production headaches.
This workshop will cover:
- Pre-visualization and pre-production
- Scouting and choosing a location
- Making the subject comfortable
- Composition in portraiture
- Basic on-location lighting
- Avoiding common mistakes
Who Should Take This
Photographers with a solid understanding of DSLR manual controls who wish to improve their people-shooting skills. You should take the Hands-On Introduction to Digital Photography first if you're not fully comfortable with your camera.
Presented By Stephen Collector
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Stephen Collector has over 25 years of freelance experience. Originally specializing in tabletop photography, his attention to detail and lighting techniques were applied to working on location for editorial and corporate assignments. Stephen's magazine clients include Esquire, Outside, Men's Journal, Field & Stream, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, and the New York Times. Corporate clients include United Airlines, Ball Corporation, Shell, Hain/Celestial Seasonings, Horizon Dairy, United Technologies, Oracle, and Sears Roebuck & Co., among many others.