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FAST CLASS: Portraits Under Pressure

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How To Work with Agents and Reps

Victoria Will

FAST CLASS: Portraits Under Pressure

Victoria Will

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14. How To Work with Agents and Reps

Lesson Info

How To Work with Agents and Reps

what I learned about having an agent is that in my head I was gonna go. I was gonna get an agent. And then after that, I was going to sit on the couch, was gonna put my feet up, and I was gonna watch movies and the phone was going to ring, and I was just gonna be working nonstop. But that's not actually reality. And I don't really know why I thought it waas I started talking to these two people are these two agencies And it was so obvious to me why I wanted to go with Paige, who's my agent now, And that's because she loved my work. It was that that was sort of the bottom line. She really believed in my point of view and what I was doing. And she wanted to help me grow. She wasn't. And I I don't think agents should do this. And, um, when you're in the situation, you need Teoh Listen for those, um, for the data and listen for things she never said. Oh, you know what's really popular right now? C g I You know, I think you should go make some some photos using C g. I because then we'll get...

hired to do whatever she has never said that to me. All she says is Go out, do the work you want to do that inspires you. If if if it's inspired, the viewer will see that and people will see that and people will want to hire you. But an agent becomes the backbone of your business, which is really helpful. It allows me to be creative. She becomes the person who negotiates fees and usage so you don't have to, which means that she has those conversations and I get to show up on set and be the fun, creative human being that I want to be.

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  • Leverage new techniques for choosing the light and locations for a successful portrait
  • Know how to build a rapport and utilize clear communication with your subjects
  • Set up a developed concept as well as how to light on the fly
  • Use successful strategies for marketing yourself as a photographer and how to get your work in front of editors


Portraits require more than just great lighting and equipment. Sometimes a shoot doesn’t go as planned. The location is drab, the client isn’t in the best mood, or you forget to charge your camera batteries. Great portrait photography artists are able to think on their feet, connect with their subjects -- and capture great images under pressure. The best portraits often come from portrait sessions that didn't go exactly as planned, when challenges turn into assets.

Celebrity portrait photographer Victoria Will shows you how to use your environment to capture a unique, sharp image that reflects the person in the portrait. She’ll also highlight how to quickly evaluate a less than perfect situation and make it work for you and your subject. Take your portraits from amateur to near Mona Lisa gallery worthy by learning how to shoot portraits under pressure.

You’ll watch Victoria photograph real people in limited settings, discovering multiple opportunities in a limited space. Learn her three portrait musts for preparation, point-of-view, and connection. Gain insight into how to make every frame count and how to get the shots the editor requested, as well as those that speak to your vision. Learn how to make your subject feel comfortable in only a few moments while capturing exquisite photo collections in Portraits Under Pressure.


The photographer looking to improve their portraiture through thoughtful lighting, creative techniques and leveraging the environment around you to get a consistent appearance.

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