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Professional Portraits: Moving Beyond Headshots

with Gary Hughes

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About The Class

Earn more by offering editorial portraits

 

Professional portraits go beyond the standard headshot. With the age of social networking upon us, businesses often have the need for environmental and editorial portraits. Not only will you understand individual portraits, but you will also learn to execute large group posing for corporate clients. By adding these to your client sessions, you can add to your business plan AND widen your target client outreach. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:47
  2. 02

    Tips for Professional Portraits Part 1

    25:02
  3. 03

    Tips for Professional Portraits Part 2

    30:17
  4. 04

    Portrait Client Q&A

    14:47
  5. 05

    Marketing: Social Media Part 1

    19:54
  6. 06

    Marketing: Social Media Part 2

    21:25
  7. 07

    Marketing: SEO

    18:48
  8. 08

    Marketing: Networking

    11:11
  9. 09

    Marketing: Pricing

    11:53
  10. 10

    Combination Posing for Women

    12:19
  11. 11

    Combination Posing for Men

    18:06
  12. 12

    Individual Posing Q&A

    14:48
  13. 13

    Combination Posing: Groups

    27:39
  14. 14

    Combination Posing: Demo

    11:33
  15. 15

    Large Group Posing Q&A

    14:56
  16. 16

    Location Gear: What you Need & Why

    24:04
  17. 17

    Location Gear: Pelican Bag

    05:43
  18. 18

    Location Gear: Lighting

    09:11
  19. 19

    Studio Gear: Modifiers

    21:16
  20. 20

    Studio Gear: Demo

    13:29
  21. 21

    Dynamic Portraits in Studio: Women

    19:39
  22. 22

    Dynamic Portraits in Studio: Props

    10:13
  23. 23

    Dynamic Portraits in Studio: Men

    18:35
  24. 24

    "Wall of Light" Set Up

    17:06
  25. 25

    Shooting on Location: Low Ceiling, Tungsten Light

    20:16
  26. 26

    Shooting on Location: Small Spaces, Mixed Lighting

    13:25
  27. 27

    Shooting on Location: High Speed Sync, Balancing Light

    11:16
  28. 28

    Shooting on Location: Working with Available Light

    15:15
  29. 29

    Shooting on Location: Q&A

    07:04
  30. 30

    Student Headshot Demo Part 1

    21:41
  31. 31

    Student Headshot Demo Part 2

    08:50
  32. 32

    Posing Large Groups Demo

    20:23

Meet Your Expert

Gary Hughes

With photographer parents, it's ironic that Gary Hughes' career, post-college, seemed to include every job except photographer. Working as a janitor, a construction worker, even a musician, Gary eventually came back to the path for which he was ultimately destined—photographer. ... read more

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  • pdf SEO Workbook
  • pdf Posing Guide
  • pdf Gear Guide

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Savannah

    Savannah

    August 2016

    Gary is super knowledgable, yet down-to-earth and relatable. I love how he explains the exact gear he uses but also describes ways to accomplish the same look using DIY and less expensive alternatives. The segment where he demos a live shoot in multiple, difficult lighting situations is worth the cost of the class alone! Bonus: He's super funny. He could probably double as a comedian on the side, but I digress. This class was informative, funny, and very practical for any photographer that wants to increase their profit and expand their business into the professional world. He gives all his prices and workflows so you can get up and running in 2 days! :) Awesome class overall, and it's a great sequel to his professional headshot class (which I also bought and loved.)

  • Richard Blenkinsopp

    Richard Blenkinsopp

    December 2017

    I love Gary's straight teaching style, and appreciate him demonstrating with regular people, not models. This is the real life of a regular photographer! I wish Creative Live could show more from the photographers viewpoint, so that when he's posing and moving lights etc, we see exactly what he's changing, and can analyze why... not sure how they'd achieve this in a live environment though. Loved his going around to less than ideal locations and finding the place that works. My favourite course on Creative Live so far.

  • Raquel

    Raquel

    August 2016

    Gary makes taking editorial portraits look simple and fun. I want to start shooting heads! I love Creative live and Gary is really doing a great job. I got to buy the class next. Thank you.

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