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Senior Portraits: Lighting Techniques
James Schmelzer
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James has been photographing high school portraits for over 30 years. In this course, James shares his best techniques and hottest tricks that have made his style of photography an... READ MORE
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Senior Portraits: Lighting Techniques
lessons: 8 Course Lessons
duration: 44min
published: 2009
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Senior Portraits: Lighting Techniques
with James Schmelzer
James has been photographing high school portraits for over 30 years. In this course, James shares his best techniques and hottest tricks that have made his style of photography an incredible success! BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Quality portraits are all about quality lighting

1min, 46sec
lesson 2: Diffusion versus Softness

What is the correct placement for your studio light in relation to the subject?

3min, 0sec
lesson 3: Working with an Umbrella

Using an umbrella to increase the size of your light source

4min, 29sec
lesson 4: The Soft Box

Determining the correct distance to place your softbox away from the subject

5min, 46sec
lesson 5: Positioning the Soft Box

Joe talks positioning the soft box around the subject

6min, 12sec
lesson 6: Reflectors

Using a reflector to fill the light around your subject

2min, 46sec
lesson 7: Light Positions

Going over some of the different light patterns typically used with portrait photography

19min, 25sec
lesson 8: Conclusion

Learn the rudimentary theories of lighting and have fun and success shooting senior portraits

1min, 3sec
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Award-Winning Photographer & Technical Rep for Westcott Lighting
James is an award-winning photographer, lecturer, and a technical representative for F.J. Westcott Company. James has been actively involved in designing new light modifier products as well as creating instructional videos demonstrating control of light. He's also the creator of the Quality of Light video series as well as a member of the Professional Photographers of America, where he holds the Master Craftsman Photographer Degree.
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