Over fifty-five percent of communication is done through non-verbal gestures. It’s essential for photographers to understand the fundamentals of body language in order to better communicate with their clients. In this class, award-winning photographer Stacy Pearsall teaches how to make solid first impressions with your subject through the use of body language.
With her honest and straightforward teaching style, you will learn how to:
Observe and decipher non-verbal cues
Use light and shadow to convey emotion and create a mood
Utilize appropriate lighting for specific personalities
Use body language techniques to capture authentic expressions from your subject
During live photo shoots, Stacy will explain and demonstrate from start to finish how to connect with subjects through positive body language, maintain connection by touch and energy, and capture their true likeness with gesture and light. By the end of this class, you will have the tools and confidence to photograph your clients to show their authentic personalities.
Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in service, she traveled to over 41 countries, and attended the Military Photojournalism Program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
I had the chance to sit in the audience and absolutely loved this class!
First of all, Stacy is very funny and is really good at explaining and showing examples of the body language.
I loved learning about how to read people faces and body to know more about them. And recommended the class to my husband who is a therapist for this reason.
The other part of the class was so awakening, I never really thought about how having the wrong lighting for someone's personality would bring something off on the picture.
Once again, Stacy was amazing at explaining why this lighting would work with one person and not another by showing us examples.
If you want to bring your subject personality into life on photos, I highly recommend this class!
a Creativelive Student
This class is amazing! Stacy is an awesome person and listening to her teach and review the class concepts was so easy and fun and entertaining! It is jam packed with information on how to connect with talent and clients. Plus you get to see Stacy in action with subjects in the Demo and Shoot videos. I highly recommend this class! I learned so much and feel so much more comfortable and confident working with a variety of people now.
wow, what an amazing class to learn from. you covered all from body language to storytelling and to reveal almost the true souls of the subjects through portraits. Amazing work and thank you so much, Stacy and creative live team. Stay blessed