Day 3 Pre-Show


Senior Photography: Break the Mold


Lesson Info

Day 3 Pre-Show

Hello internet how are you all this morning? Welcome to creative live senior photography breaking the mold it with blair phillips my name is lary lobdell and I will be your host today on the final day of this class and right now we're going to have just a few minutes of pre show so that we can check our audio and video those of you who are already in the chat rooms if you could let us know if you can see it's in here it's during this time we would really appreciate it also give us a shout out where you are joining us from around the world and then with that I want to let you guys know normally I have a co host up here with me and cathy j howdy out there, tio you I hope you're feeling better, but in a substitute for kathie j I brought along a special guests and that is mr bacon and this is what do bacon do people and I just want to say good morning to mr bacon how are you? Ok that's, my funny joke for the day you guys go okay, good. I feel about their wanted to hear from all of you guys...

there's just been a phenomenal class the last couple of days here with blair, we want to hear about what you have learned along this journey and what you're going to do with everything that you've learned from blair so drop all that in the chat room and we'll try to give you a comment and a shout out in just a few minutes throughout the day, right with that one, I'll let you know that we have an awesome in studio audience. These guys have just been fantastic, they've had great questions, they've engaged with blair, they've got to learn from him first hand here in our seattle studio is going to take a moment and let you guys get to know them. You just want to tell us your name, how people confined you online and what was your biggest takeaway from the last couple of days and randy will start with you. Yeah, good morning, my name is randy nelson, I'm from a seven organ you follow me on facebook, ready nelson or photos by randy, you know, when I came to class how this's not really what I expected and I'm enjoying every second of it. One of the biggest thing I'm taking away from this is there's one thing blair's over saying families first, you know, and without the family supporter, the backing and everything else you have a husband, I can't go nowhere without my wife, I mean, cheese supports me in everything I do, and I appreciate that from her and I love her for that but suffering business and family and making sure you have the time for family I really appreciate that thanks for fantastic thanks randy morning monica good morning and I'm monica family affair photography and you can find me a family affair photography dot com and my biggest takeaway again the family thing to its that's something that's been real big with me trying to get time to spend with my family and making time off because I do work from when I wake up till I go to bed at night and my husband and I were talking about that last night that's something blair kind of sent home to me too so I really appreciate that blair my husband appreciates it's for sure so that would be one of the big ones but there was other being chewed our brand and such to that I think thanks hi I'm joshua lee from seattle how you could follow me at facebook under imagery by joshua lee I think there's a lot of things that barrier cover yesterday it is just amazing among off I'm gonna download that he has put it tio this cost and I think family is obviously the thing to you that is big on me but if I just said that I'm not going to be a regional so I'm going on a little bit more I think bria have help us simplify those lighting and and the set up so that you could actually shoot dealing the so called not the perfect hours I think that is huge I think I think that really have was to be with our family other than just okay, I want to be but I don't know how I think I am dina finley from northern california on a portrait photographer at dina finley dot com and one of the biggest takeaways I have is just blair just reinforces that mindset of being authentic and being who you are and just getting it done like figure out a way and just get it done and he's kind of throwing and everything soup to nuts with this course so yeah there's a lot out there so it's all good thanks how I am early in siegelman and you can find me a rabbit abednego images that come my biggest takeaway from this isjust about enjoy what you love to do and just being creative and just being about with a family too and it's very humbling to be here learning from the best and I enjoyed it and it's it's great knowledge thank you. Come on in my name's lorenzo hill from bellingham and you can find me at images by low heel on twitter biggest things I've taken away from the past couple of days although I wasn't here yesterday but it is family been a father of five seven five three two and nine weeks yeah I'd like to spend a lot of time with those guys because I am the jungle gm so to speak but it is from day one you can make excuses or you can make it happen so it's like a you got two choices so you know make the choice and get it done fantastic. Well thank you all so much for being here has just been a pleasure to have you here in our studio audience want to let you know that there are so many opportunities for you guys to be a part of in studio audience and learned firsthand from some of the best instructors around the world and there we have a studio a studio here in seattle we have one in san francisco there are a ton of class is coming up and we have lots of room for students just like you to come and be a part of those experiences so just go ahead and look at our calendar go to creative live dot com slash calendar look at upcoming courses see the ones that you want teo be a part of in the in studio audience you could find out all the information on our block and right now I'm just going to take a quick maybe sixty seconds and have joshua come up here and talk a little bit about what he's going to take away from blair's class so it's just been so nice having you here you have been on the edge of your seat the last couple of days and I feel like you're really taking a lot of this home with you. What are you going to implement within your own business? That's a big question, it's kind of hard to know all the stuff we were gonna implement, but I think one thing that atleast, you know, start is to check out all the kind of the business partners that area has mentioned because he has done a lot of research and find the best, and I want to kind of pick it out how I'm gonna, you know, set up my website that is it is very percent oval. How do I know when I find the right market or the right business partners that I could maybe exchange something so that we could kind of do the business right on? Well, we're so excited that you have learned so much and that you're going to actually take what you learn here and implement it and be successful in your own business. Thank you so much, tio. We're gonna get started with the day's time has flown by, thanks, joshua all right, so I can't believe how fast this morning's already flying by we're so excited that we get to start the final days. Three senior photography of breaking the mold with blair phillips alright, so with that it is I'm gonna pick up where I left off it's my pleasure to welcome back for a day three blair phillips to the creative lives studios and those of you who don't know blair phillips he blair phillips photography is a household name in his community in north carolina and neighboring states and now since he's been here on creative live we hope that he's a family name around the world as well blair phillips photography studio he photographs twenty to thirty weddings per year in addition to oversee six hundred high school seniors families, newborns, babies just everything he's amazing busy man he was wonderful we're so happy to have him here a creative live please welcome to creative live claire phillips thank you very much thank you. It still never ceases to amaze me how they keep all the stuff going. I mean, it is just wild amount of work that has to go on to produce this stuff well actually to get the content out tio I said to the producer this morning I said, you know, three days is a long time when we flew out ofthe cart when I flew out of said three days that's nothing but about that end of the second day it's like man, I'm kind of catching my rhythm here now the third day I'm all right, calm glad I got a lot of content because three days is a long time but through created lot of standards if you're going to be here for three days, then we want to make sure that every step along the way is just a cz well and just as good as the very first one. So it was interesting to hear the vibe that you guys put off this morning when they ask what you know what do you taking away what you taking away and it's cool because as I said before and you're branding, you can try to be someone that you're not but it's always going to come back to that person that you are so even me, I've tried to be an instructor, you know, which I feel like I've done a great job with but throughout all that I think personality has really shined through and you all of you mentioned the importance of family and you know that I've mentioned that a lot and that makes me feel good and proud that I have mentioned family because again without my wife there is I would definitely wouldn't be standing here right now she is just a cz much if not sometimes even more of a part of the business and you know, people say behind every good man is a good woman and that's not the case with me actually in front of every good man is an even better woman. So, uh, yeah, I'm looking forward to going through the day with you guys and man, I have got aton of info for you today, and one of my biggest partner is one of the biggest family friends. Everything that's helped me get to where I am today ization, h color lab. And I'm going to be showcasing a lot of examples of not just like an infomercial for products that they all for things like that I'm going to show you everything that I use in my business and innovative ways that we use products and ways that we use those products to maximize our profits. So I think by the end of the day, if your head wasn't spending before, it will be spending today. So you're like, well, that's, great, just what I need a lot more information, but as we mentioned earlier, we're gonna be here. We're gonna pour it all out, and I'm very, very excited to lay it all out.

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.