Day 2 Pre-Show


Senior Photography: Break the Mold


Lesson Info

Day 2 Pre-Show

Internet good morning and welcome to creative lives senior photography break the mould with blair phillips my name is larreal abdel and I will be your host today, taking along the journey with blair. And so right now we're having just a couple minutes of preaching so that we can check our audio and video those of you that are in the chat rooms, if you can let us know if you can see us and hear us. All right, while we're having our few minutes of a pre show right now, we would sure appreciate it while you're in the chat rooms. Of course, let us know where you're joining us from around the world, and we will try to give you shadows throughout the day. Alright, so with that, normally I have a co host and you guys know that. So it's cathy j was supposed to be my co host. Unfortunately, she is not feeling a hundred percent, so I just want to give you a big, huge shadow. I miss you, and since I don't have a co host, I was hoping for a sock puppet. And so I'm now I'm going to use my hand of t...

he sock puppet for like, entertainment value, okay? But anyway you guys it is like ben it's such a great day we had an awesome day here yesterday with blair today's gonna be jam packed with so much information he said it is going to be a big day for questions you guys he already knows that you guys will have tons of questions so get those questions ready in the chat rooms because we will be sure to shout them out throughout the day right? So all of you around the world are joining in and if this is your first time joining creative lives we want to let you know we have an awesome in studio audience and these people get to learn from blair firsthand gonna answer questions and kind of have him like tio clear learn from first hand so I want to take a moment for you guys to get to know each and everybody that is here in the studio audience so randy, we're going to start with you if you wouldn't mind saying you know your name what randy already shouted it out but maybe you know, talk about your business what you do your website how people confining online and also maybe your biggest takeaway from yesterday good thank you good morning money draining male so I'm from southern oregon and photo bar randy and you follow me on facebook one of things I didn't enjoy us that he was later sense of humor to have fun and enjoy what you're doing and I thank you for that enjoy my favorite was the karate chop was pretty it's ready also by monica I and I'm monica family fare photography and to come a washington and my takeaway yesterday was really distinguishing yourself by with a branding and your style and keeping true to yourself and having fun, and I loved his sense of humor too, so great, I'm joshua lee, you could follow me on facebook imagery by joshua lee I have lost all things their life yesterday I came in for if oaxaca the class and it cost a little life lesson and I love that and I loved the tomato po grounds and love tomato buffer, that issue really cool trick and my favorite co from yesterday is you sell what you sow if you don't show, you'll never sell it I mean, that is excellent. Great quote, my name is dina finley and you confine me dina finley, dot com and I'm primarily a portrait photographer up in northern california, and I would say my takeaway from yesterday, too was just reinforcing that that idea is just streamlining and getting all your ducks in a row, so so you just get things done to make it happen I'm arlen single men and you can find me at abednego images start, come and opal liberal on pinterest and instagram my biggest takeaway from yesterday was about branding like blakes, blair said yesterday about taking the best images and show them to your friends and families and have them this love them describe its image so you can find your own brand and the coach said I like the best yesterday was about be yourself but b b just more than yourself and that's great, you great takeaways you guys, you were taken notes and listening. I love it. I love it. All right, so right now I wouldn't bring up one of the in studio audience members and I gave dean a few minutes warning that I was gonna have her come up because I want you guys to really get to know what she's here for and what the experiences is like a creative lives. So, dina, I'm gonna pull you over like quick sixty seconds. Hey, come on over here. I'm going to grab a mic for you. Thanks, joshua. All right, so this is your first time, a creative life, right? Did you submit a video? I did was a little nerve wracking. Sat on my phone for a couple days kind of felt a little weird about it, but and the send button and I was committed I so you did because you were here learning firsthand you know I was taking a look at your website earlier and you d'oh senior photography in addition to weddings connect and families in family a little bit little bit families and wedding so yahtzee but I loved your senior photography work because I saw that you are doing that like outdoor locations you're starting to incorporate props and sets and you're also doing in studio as well so what is the biggest thing you learned yesterday or actually what he was looking forward to learning today to incorporate and take away to your own business? Um I would say just kind streamlining the process so you go in and you just know exactly what you do and you're not stumbling through oh you know and having to think about figuring it out during the process so I'm looking forward to just you know, just solidifying walking in and just knowing all right this is how I'm going to get this done so fantastic and I feel like blair is really good about explaining that to all of us here firsthand yeah he's like just do it this way learning he paints really good word pictures and just now you just you just see it you know and you can you feel like all right, I get that yeah, I feel like he teaches very like visual way and since we're visual, you know photographers like that's a perfect way for wallace to learn I agree. Yes, well, thanks for coming up here a few minutes, and you think you bring a little bit and thanks for being here, alright, thank you, thanks so much. All right, you guys, there are many opportunities for you to be a part of. Our in studio audience were in seattle and san francisco. You go to our calendar on our website, which is creative lives dot com slash calendar. You'll see all the upcoming classes. There is anything that interests you, and you want to join any of those classes. There's information on our block on how to do that.

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.