Studio Portraits: Lighting and Posing

Speaker: Rich Russo

Rich Russo • Every photographer has shot people on location, usually with available light. Few have done portraits in the studio, which can seem foreign and even daunting. It needn’t be. As Rich explains, the basic techniques for studio portraits—lighting and posing—are not that complex or difficult to master. Studio portraits (and other studio work…see Rich’s other class) opens up major new avenues for your creative expression. The lighting and posing techniques discussed in this class are relevant to photography outside the studio as well.

With both demo and slide show, Rich covers how to use:

• Flash (both strobe and hot shoe)
• Light modifiers
• Metering
• Collaborating with your subjects for mood and gesture
• Backgrounds and props