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Anatomy of a Photoshoot

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About The Class

Join Mark Wallace as he dissects a commercial photoshoot to reveal each step at its most basic level. From technical aspects of lighting and color, to real-world experiences working with art directors, make-up artists, models, and other professionals, you’ll have a firsthand look as he puts each piece together to complete several complete concepts from start to finish. This unique course explores the fundamentals of commercial photography, from the smallest jobs to the biggest productions. Bring your questions from your own shoots, or use this experience as a roadmap when planning your first jobs. Mark will be chatting with the live worldwide audience throughout the weekend!


Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    05:10
  2. 02

    Direction of Light: Setting The Mood

    07:58
  3. 03

    Metering

    34:21
  4. 04

    Understanding Dynamic Range

    13:46
  5. 05

    Understanding Histograms

    22:37
  6. 06

    Effective Size: Hard vs Soft Light

    09:30
  7. 07

    Understanding the Inverse Square Law

    19:41
  8. 08

    Light Modifiers and the Shape of Light

    34:14
  9. 09

    Controlling Light with Grids

    22:29
  10. 10

    Watt Seconds and Other Important things

    14:16
  11. 11

    Color Theory Part 1

    19:55
  12. 12

    Color Theory Part 2

    35:23
  13. 13

    Calibrating your Monitor and Printer

    27:38
  14. 14

    Mark's Lightroom Workflow

    22:07
  15. 15

    Exercise: Purpose Worksheet

    34:04
  16. 16

    Failing with Purpose

    13:22
  17. 17

    Example: Prep Shoot for Testing

    40:38
  18. 18

    Special Request: Pricing

    58:05
  19. 19

    Creativity: from Idea to Product

    41:26
  20. 20

    Sharing your Ideas: Making the Plan

    05:59
  21. 21

    Working with a Team (Snapfactory)

    28:40
  22. 22

    Working with Models

    27:30
  23. 23

    Commercial Shoot Workflow

    10:36
  24. 24

    Q&A

    07:12
  25. 25

    Set Up Studio Environment

    13:46
  26. 26

    Planning The Live Shoot

    21:30
  27. 27

    Dialing In The Lighting

    18:13
  28. 28

    Q&A

    15:49
  29. 29

    QuickTestShot

    08:53
  30. 30

    Photoshoot Foil Dress With Carly

    34:18
  31. 31

    Lightroom Workflow

    26:24
  32. 32

    Q&A

    14:21
  33. 33

    Preparing for the Second Shoot

    16:31
  34. 34

    Photoshoot: Deep V Dress With Michelle

    40:12
  35. 35

    Photoshoot: Closeup With Michelle

    14:24
  36. 36

    Photoshoot: Tether Tools Table

    09:30
  37. 37

    BONUS VIDEO: Lunchtime Q&A

    11:22
  38. 38

    BONUS VIDEO: Quick Ad Mockup

    01:19

Meet Your Expert

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace is a photographer based in the United States. Best known for his web-based video series Digital Photography One on One and Exploring Photography sponsored by Adorama. Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees. ... read more

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  • pdf Snapfactory Color Theory
  • pdf Snapfactory Lightroom Workflow
  • pdf Snapfactory Workflow Example - creativeLIVE
  • pdf Snapfactory Model Release
  • pdf Snapfactory Commercial Shoot Workflow
  • pdf snapfactory creativeLIVE overview
  • pdf Snapfactory Purpose Worksheet
  • pdf creativeLIVE plan

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Brian Geoghegan

    Brian Geoghegan

    February 2012

    Mark Wallace, Brilliant at what he does, so clear to understand, he is amazing, well done Mark great workshop, I learned so much. Thank you, kind Regards, Brian from Ireland

  • Sean

    September 2017

    Mark really knows his stuff. He was very well prepared and Mark did a great job teaching this course. Mark went through all the steps from beginning to end in great detail. He also answered questions from the audience an online viewers which helped fill in any blanks. Great course.

  • Creativelive Student

    December 2011

    I loved this workshop! Many things I struggled to understand about exposure and many other things became so clear! Just wow!

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