with Sam Haddix
Learn how to make simple night portraits with Sam Haddix! Join Sam and a group of his friends as they walk around Ybor City at night looking for locations to create interesting por... READ MORE
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 33min
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Simple Light Portraits at Night
with Sam Haddix
Learn how to make simple night portraits with Sam Haddix! Join Sam and a group of his friends as they walk around Ybor City at night looking for locations to create interesting portraits. Sam takes you through his gear, camera settings, and lighting setups at each location. With the right mindset you can create amazing photos with a minimal amount of gear and a short amount of time. After the shoot, Sam returns to the studio where he demonstrates his process for making selects, and then works through his typical Lightroom to Photoshop workflow for finishing his portrait edits. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Sam Haddix introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: What’s in the Bag?
Sam goes through the gear he’ll be using for this class.
lesson 3: Knowing What You Like
One approach to a scene is to figure out what you don’t like and focus on what you do like.
lesson 4: Balcony Shoot
The first shoot of the class takes place on a balcony as Sam goes through his process for choosing the location, setting up the shot, and discussing the gear and settings he uses.
lesson 5: Theater Shoot
With the lights of a theater as the background, Sam goes through his process for shooting with a continuous light source.
lesson 6: Street Corner Shoot
Standing on a street corner with the lights of the city and a continuous light source, Sam sets up a quick portrait shoot.
lesson 7: Basic Lighting Setups
Using a constant light source gives you the benefit of seeing exactly how the light will fall on your subject.
lesson 8: Colorful Portrait
Combining some gels with his light source, Sam goes through his set up for a colorful portrait of our favorite dog photographer, Kaylee Greer.
lesson 9: Making Selects
Learn Sam’s process for whittling down the shoot to just his selects.
lesson 10: Lightroom to Photoshop Workflow: Part 1
Using his favorite photo of Doug, Sam shares some of his Photoshop workflow for editing a portrait.
lesson 11: Lightroom to Photoshop Workflow: Part 2
Using a photo of Matt, Sam shares new techniques for editing a portrait in Photoshop.
lesson 12: Conclusion
Sam wraps up the class with some closing thoughts.
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meet  Sam Haddix
Sam is a portrait photographer based out of Boston Massachusetts. In addition to photographing people, Sam is known for his dog-wrangling and lighting skills as one half of Dog Breath Photography—a popular dog photography duo featured on the Nat Geo Wild television show “Pupparazzi”. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Sam is a talented musician, a passionate teacher, and lover of pro wrestling.
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