Creative Portraits and Posing plus Model Shoot

This workshop is going to be a partial classroom setup and partial model shoot. 

Classroom: We will begin with the class and will be going through how to create better portraits and better pose your model(s). The first part of the night will be in a classroom setup and we will go over creative posing for portraits. We will cover the do's and don'ts, how to move beyond the basic shoot, and how to get the model to pose like what you are seeing in your head.  We will cover everything from shooting senior portraits, business headshots, full body modeling and more. We will also go over what to look for prior to taking the photo, so that you will have what you need in post processing in Lightroom, Photoshop, or other software program. Post processing is where you do most of your work to get the final product to shine.

We practice with different models here at the workshop for a reason. Each one has different attributes, different ways of moving, and different outfits. Each portrait can be different. It's seeing what's different and making it great that will separate you from the next person.

I've been asked many times what makes the best photo/portrait...and each one is different. The hard part can be figuring that out, but with practice you will find the look you like best. 

Model Shoot: After that, we will move over to the studio and practice these ideas. We should have about two hours to discuss and practice what we did in the classroom.

Our Model for the night is: Jen

What you need to bring:

• Your digital SLR with a removable lens and a hot shoe,  you would normally you attach an external flash to this

• Charged camera batteries and plenty of memory cards

• Your manual for camera tips(every camera is different)

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  • Malinda

    Mike thanks for the great workshop... this was great and Jen was awesome and it shows in her photos. I got some great pics. I'm hoping to attend the beach session but I'm not sure if I'll be here. But we'll see, spots go quick.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Martha C.

    Thanks Mike for a great evening. Jen was very good and enjoyable to work with. Hoping to work the beach shot into our schedules. Will definately come to more events!

    1 · December 13, 2013

    • JOE A

      Thanks Martha it was nice meeting both of you hope to see you again sometime.

      1 · December 13, 2013

  • JOE A

    I really enjoyed the workshop. Mike is an excellent instructor. Jen was an excellent model. I am looking forward to attending more workshops

    1 · December 12, 2013

  • Dawn S.

    Hi Mike,
    Unfortunately, I don't have a guarantee that I am going to get off of work by 5pm today so I'm going to cancel my RSVP now because I see that someone is on the waiting list and hopefully she'll be able to take my place. I really won't know how late I have to work until around 4pm, so I didn't want to tell you at the last minute since someone else would like to go. I just wanted to give you the head's up! Sorry!!!!

    December 12, 2013

  • JOE A

    Hey Michael,
    I am planning on attending the model shoot on Dec 12th. What kind of lights do you use in the studio ? I was going to try and bring a Pocket Wizard and want to make sure that it would be compatible with the lights.


    November 25, 2013

    • Michael P.

      You do not need to bring your pocket wizrd. We have Paul Buff triggers for the studio lighting. We have four on hand for shooting. All you need to bring is your camera, batteries, and memory cards. Thanks Mike

      November 25, 2013

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