Day 1 Pre-Show


Senior Photography: Break the Mold


Lesson Info

Day 1 Pre-Show

Hello, internet good morning and welcome to create a live senior photography. Break the mold with blair phillips my name is lary lobdell and I will be your host alongside the ever so beautiful cat a j how are you? Lovely. I'm doing great this morning. How are you, laura? Really, really good. I'm super excited to be here. We've got wonderful instant audience. We have awesome crew. We have a fantastic instructor. Claire phillips is just absolutely so much fun. He had us cracking up already yesterday, so he did. And I really wish you know, I don't know about your senior photo, but mine was just like this fuzzy thing with black shirt and pearls and some sort of angelic hayes and I had like, a black turtleneck that I rocked. Yeah, there's definitely like the fuzzy like then, yes, like on everything that was great like the louis. Maybe it was a nineties thing. I don't know, but there's definitely shaking it up a bit and then really looking forward to see most today school and also we knew a ...

notice yesterday was that he's got a fantastic north carolina accent. He and wonderful little sayings that are just jim hey just drops left and right, so I think you and I are going to be like typing some of those out beach the shouting about the internet for the next few days we will capture your favorite blair is um where sir well obviously you guys right now we're having just a little bit of a free show and during this time we are testing our audio and video so while we're doing this right now if those of you who are already in the chat rooms if you could let us know if you can see us and here is we sure would appreciate it also give us a shout out where you're joining us from because we also like to know where you are at and we'll give you shout out here in a couple of minutes yes and while you are doing that on the internet, I'd love to introduce you to our amazing in studio audience we have six students joining us today we'll start with lorenzo if you could just tell us where you're joining us from where we can find you online and what you're most looking forward tio with this workshop this week and while they're introducing themselves to you I'm going to go check the internet. I will be checking in a live tab first and I'll see you in a second originally from atlanta, georgia but I'm now living in bellingham washington you confine me online at images by low heel on twitter I'm like super excited to be here biggest thing I want to learn about doing seeing photography, I understand what you guys were saying as far as like there. The haze I could remember my senior picture with a pair of m c hammer of shades and I want it hot top fade with about brown hair, you know, it was it was crazy. So I'm actually looking forward to being able to produce things that that students were actually like and look back in twenty years of blood. Thanks. Hi, I'm martin siegelman from bottle washington and you can find me at www dot at abednego images that come in my twitter, is it lee dutch is I'm looking most forward about everything that blair's gonna teach us this week. Thank you. Hi. My name is dina finley and I and from northern california. A little town called sport jones. You confined me adina finley, dot com it's d n a f I n l e y and I am just looking forward to fine tuning things and building a strong foundation for my senior business thinks here hi, I'm joshua lee, I'm from seattle, washington you could find me at I'm five hundred p x dot com slash imagery by joshua lee I'm here because I have been really wanting to you getting maurine the teo talk business and the topics that bear going to cover. Puting a brand and having some unusual and kind of take advantage is off any locations have a senior photo. Those are really fantastic ideas that I live capture, and I'm really excited about being here today. Hilary, hi, monica, from family affair photography and its family affair photography dot com, and we have our studio into coma, and what I'm most looking forward to is for the past few days, I've been looking through blair's, um, website galleries and just totally admiring how he does his lighting on the seniors, and I would love to learn how he does that. Thank you. Good morning, my name is randy nail salon from a southern oregon. You follow me on the facebook for a randy or raining, or see me forty by randy, that we'd be dot com, I'm looking forward to learning something new every day and it's a great opportunity here, and I want to say thank you, thank you all so much for being here, because it is such a unique experience to be able to sit in the in studio audience and get first hand the instructions and teachings from our instructors here, a creative live, and all of those of you out there like we just don't want you to be afraid to submit a video if there's a a class coming up with an instructor you wantto learn from personally we want to let you know there are so many opportunities to be like one of these in studio audience members yourself and so if you just see it of course that you want to enjoin there are lots of information free to do that on our way blawg which is creative life dot com slash blawg we have offices in seattle and san fran cisco you can submit from anywhere in the world so this is just a really great experience for everyone here and with that I wanted to let you guys know that we're going to bring up one of the students right now because we want to let you get to know what it's like to act really be here firsthand so lorenzo if you don't mind hopping up here with me for a second so this is your second time here it created five is that right? Yes this is my second time here I was actually here just about twenty I guess twenty eight thirty hours ago when I was here saturday afternoon so had a day off and now I'm back again okay and what is it about? Well, first of all can you tell us your website again? You actually don't have a website yet? I mean I'm like brand new literally to photography you can finally at images by low heel on twitter um in the process of getting the website built and, you know, getting all those things turned out I'm student over daughters to the seattle so between you know that and he I'm constantly being bombarded by photographer type education and, you know, different scenario, so I'm excited about that that is perfect and then okay, so this is your second class, but the first class did you submit a video for that? No, I did not actually I ended up submitting a video much before andi it was a world because I hate, like, maybe five minutes tio tio come up with something that was a minute long and I'm like, I just finished the work out in the middle of the night in my garage and I'm just like sweating with, uh, I phone in my face it's like, I don't know what I'm supposed to say I don't know what I'm supposed to do, but hey just picked me and I'll be there, but I didn't get picked, but this time I'm here that's also where we're so glad you're here and learning from like amazing, amazing instructors and what is it like? You know, just from your perspective from watching online toe actually being here what's the difference for you the difference is that you have the instructor is right there is not understood yes is being broadcast over the internet, but with all one's in class and we have like direct access to him is just like sitting in a classroom they have direct access to him andi he can't outrun us we got a corner so it's like you will you will educate us that is why we here wait no breaks for you teach non stop for eight hours straight I love it I love it and then okay so any advice because you have submitted a video in the past it's kind of one of those things I've submitted a video in the past as well myself and it was from my iphone on the street out here I want to really rian part of this class I don't know if I'm gonna be able to host it but I want to be a student but it was scary even for me to hit that like upload to youtube and make that public go ahead and watch it was it was nerve racking for me so like but it was fun to do at the same time I'm really glad I did it how about for you it was nerve racking because I'm like it wasn't lee correctly I know and you know you probably couldn't see me you could probably barely hear me and this means everything is shaken and I'm just like hey just picked me I would definitely love to be in the studio and if you pick me I'll be there and that is pretty much what we're looking for from students we don't mind that it's shot on an iphone or your ipad or any like android device it doesn't matter what you are recording your video we just wanted like meat you know why you want to be here and get to know you and see like that that's the right fit for that instructor so we're so glad that you submitted video we're glad that you're here thank you so much for letting me pull you up and you on the first day all right have you take a seat because we're going to check in with all of you guys around the world right now so cathy j who is joining us in the internet we've got a global audience already thank you so much for everyone joining us we've got misty m photo coming in from new mexico good morning clark sanders hello in highland, arkansas we've got riff pics from aachen, germany steel photos joining us from colorado we've got to rune in india and we've got andrew gunther greetings from poland and greetings to poland back at you thanks everyone I love that we have a global audience I love that every day we never know who's going to be joining this in the chat rooms is so much fun and we're so glad that all of you are here with that it is exactly nine o'clock a m pacific time here in seattle, washington. And that means it is time to get started on day one of senior photography. Break the mould with blair fellow apps.

Class Description

Are you ready to add a new, lucrative dimension to your photography business? Join award-winning photographer Blair Phillips for an introduction to everything you need to know about taking portraits for high school seniors.

In this three-day course, you’ll learn about how to market yourself to the high school audience, no matter where you live or who you know. Blair will discuss his signature techniques for effortless, versatile posing. You’ll also learn everything you need to know about both off-camera and natural lighting, including how to create foolproof lighting setups, even if you’re working without an assistant. Blair will also cover strategies for creating a productive workflow and working confidently in a wide variety of settings.

By the end of this course, you’ll have be equipped with the core marketing techniques and one-of-a-kind photography skills needed to connect with high school seniors, give them results they’ll love, and grow your business.


a Creativelive Student

Blair is great. This class is packed full of great info and is a genuine good hearted person.. Really like his approach with high school seniors. I recommend it.


Loved watching Blair Phillips. He has so much energy and is very entertaining to watch. He was extremely well prepared and did a fantastic job.