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Photographing Athletic Portraits

with Alexis Cuarezma

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   03 Technically Prepare & Organize for the Photoshoot


Class duration: 1h 23m

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About The Class

Posing and lighting to show strength and athleticism

Time is money when photographing high profile athletes. One must be quick and efficient, which are two traits that can apply to any photography business. Five time portrait photographer of the year Alexis Cuarezma will break down how he prepares to photograph and produce a number of different looks within minutes to give his clients different visual options. He'll explain how he sets up his lighting to maximize efficiency and produce a variety of looks within a short period of time. 

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Athletic Portrait Examples

  3. 03

    Technically Prepare & Organize for the Photoshoot

  4. 04

    Connect & Create Rapport with Your Subject

  5. 05

    Why Use Seven to Twenty-Two Lights?

  6. 06

    Shoot: Two to Five Light Athletic Portrait

  7. 07

    Shoot: Six & Seven Light Athletic Portrait


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Alexis Cuarezma

Alexis Cuarezma is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and in-studio portraiture. A passion for bold visuals has colored his whole life, and his childhood interest was nurtured at CSUEB, where he studied art, graphic design and photography.

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