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You need more than just great lighting and equipment to create an exceptional portrait. 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 photographers are able to think on their feet and connect with their subjects. 

Victoria Will’s background as a photojournalist and celebrity photographer has helped her to develop techniques on editorial assignments to quickly connect with a subject. She’ll show you how to use your environment to capture a unique 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. 

You’ll learn:

  • Techniques for choosing the light, process and locations for a successful portrait
  • How to build a rapport and utilize clear communication with your subjects
  • How to set up a developed concept as well as how to light on the fly 
  • Successful strategies for marketing yourself as a photographer and how to get your work in front of editors
You’ll watch Victoria photograph real people in limited settings and how to scout multiple opportunities in a limited space. She’ll go through how to make every frame count and how to get the shots the editor requested, as well as those that speak to your vision in the moment. Learn how to make your subject feel comfortable in only a few moments while capturing exquisite images in Portraits Under Pressure.  

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