The Headshot -A Masterclass

  • January 18, 2014 · 10:00 AM
  • Ian Murray Photography

One of the most common and saleable products produced by professional photographers is the headshot. Whether it is a formal business image or a more informal shot for an actor, musician,  or an individual just looking to express themselves,  the process can be time-consuming and problematic.



· Lighting

· Color of background

· Make-up

· Pose

· Expression

· Post-processing

· Pricing

will all influence the final outcome, and can stretch the creativity and patience of even the most experienced photographer. If done well however, it can be highly profitable and can open the door for future work such as family portraits and weddings.

Join successful Professional Photographer, Ian Murray as we walk through the whole process from soup to nuts.

In a very full day we will cover:

·        Preparing the client and setting expectations

·        Setting the price

·        Choice of clothing  and matching the background

·        Formal and informal approaches

·        On location versus in the studio

·        Basic and complex lighting set-ups

·        Setups that are transportable

·        Lighting for the studio

·        Lighting for females

·        Lighting for males

·        Sitting poses versus standing poses

·        How to change the client's pose

·        Communicating with your client

·        Getting the right expression from your client

·        Taking the shot

·        Reviewing the shot

·        Post processing the shot

·        Selling to the client

·        Ian's dos and don'ts


There will be a break for lunch, between 12noon and 1pm and the class will end around 5pm


Early booking is advised.

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  • Leslie P.

    Ian never disappoints... Informative class

    January 19, 2014

  • Gizella B.

    excellent class, learned so much about lighting people!

    January 18, 2014

  • Alan M. C.

    Great, small group instruction. The models were beautiful, and fun to shoot with. Thank you.

    January 18, 2014

  • Lynne K.

    Thanks for another incredible class Ian. As always, enjoyed the process and gained invaluable experience and instruction. What's next? Can't wait to decide.

    January 18, 2014

  • Derek

    Ian, Any way you can fit one more in? I'm down there for the class the day before and was hoping to do this one too

    January 11, 2014

  • Betty W.

    hope you offer this again!

    December 27, 2013

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Additional notes: Please note that due to the attendee limit on this class and the cost of hiring a model no refunds will be offered if you fail to show or cancel. There will be no credits or rain checks for this event.

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