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Portrait Photography: One Prop, Unlimited Possibilities
Frank Doorhof
with Frank Doorhof
lessons: 14 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 22min
published: 2022
watched: 817 Member Views
Portrait Photography: One Prop, Unlimited Possibilities
with Frank Doorhof
Maximize how you use a single prop in your portrait photo shoots! Join Frank Doorhof as he demonstrates how he uses several different props to create a wide range of looks and effects. From room dividers to lightbulbs to the common chair and fabric, you’ll be amazed at the possibilities that can be achieved from a creative approach with the props you may already have on hand. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Frank introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
5min, 45sec
lesson 2: Use of Tools
All a light meter does is help you nail your exposure in one shot. A color checker chart helps you get accurate colors.
1min, 9sec
lesson 3: The Room Divider
There are a lot of places you can find a room divider, including flea markets.
47 sec
lesson 4: Using a Room Divider in Studio
Heading to the studio, Frank demonstrates various ways to use a room divider.
11min, 6sec
lesson 5: The Chair
Nothing beats a good old chair as a prop for a model.
2min, 37sec
lesson 6: Using a Chair in Studio
Back in the studio, Frank runs through a series of shoots using the chair in many different ways.
13min, 34sec
lesson 7: Chair Photo Examples
Frank shares a series of images where chairs were used as props in a variety of shoots.
1min, 11sec
lesson 8: Fabric
Fabric can be purchased very inexpensively and be used in so many different ways.
2min, 36sec
lesson 9: Using Fabric in Studio
Back in the studio Frank demonstrates a variety of ways he uses fabric.
20min, 17sec
lesson 10: Fabric Photo Examples
Frank shares a series of images where fabric was used as props in a variety of shoots.
1min, 29sec
lesson 11: Lightbulbs
As a challenge Frank took on the concept of using a standard lightbulb as a prop.
3min, 18sec
lesson 12: Using Lightbulbs in Studio
Combining ambient light and strobes, Frank shows how you can use lightbulbs as a prop.
14min, 10sec
lesson 13: Lightbulb Photo Examples
Frank shares a series of images where lightbulbs were used as props in a variety of shoots.
1min, 59sec
lesson 14: Closing
Frank wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you move forward.
2min, 3sec
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Frank Doorhof
meet  Frank Doorhof
Netherlands-Based Fashion & Glamour Photographer
Born in Amsterdam, Frank Doorhof has a passion for photography and teaching it. He has released numerous books, like Mastering the Model Shoot, and is a sought-out speaker for seminars and events. He strongly believes and teaches that the language of photography is light and that photographers should be able to "speak the language" instead of always having to fake it in Photoshop.
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