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Senior Photography: Break the Mold

with Blair Phillips

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  •   02 Work Ethics

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  •   03 Finding Your Brand

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Class duration: 15h 24m

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About The Class

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.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Where I Came From

    37:31
  2. 02

    Work Ethics

    34:19
  3. 03

    Finding Your Brand

    11:49
  4. 04

    Finding Your Brand Part 2

    41:01
  5. 05

    Branding Q&A

    20:21
  6. 06

    Model Programs That Work

    44:52
  7. 07

    Video Marketing

    40:34
  8. 08

    Simplified Studio Lighting

    16:02
  9. 09

    One Light Demo and Q&A

    21:21
  10. 10

    Two Lights & Ring Light

    18:07
  11. 11

    Posing

    26:42
  12. 12

    Bonus Video with Purchase: "Photoshop Workflow: Actions"

    13:02
  13. 13

    Outdoor Lighting

    37:41
  14. 14

    Fill Flash and Q&A

    23:01
  15. 15

    Adding More Lights

    18:59
  16. 16

    DIY Sets

    33:32
  17. 17

    Blair's Prop Shops

    20:06
  18. 18

    Set Design Q&A

    17:02
  19. 19

    Eclectic Locations

    46:53
  20. 20

    Locations Q&A

    28:09
  21. 21

    Unconventional Marketing

    27:13
  22. 22

    Marketing Images

    11:19
  23. 23

    Packaging

    23:53
  24. 24

    Your Website and Blog

    09:48
  25. 25

    Marketing Q&A

    21:30
  26. 26

    Maximizing Profit

    38:16
  27. 27

    Photoshop & Efficient File Structure

    33:15
  28. 28

    The Ordering Process

    27:05
  29. 29

    Custom Collections

    43:39
  30. 30

    Diversify Yourself

    35:06
  31. 31

    Volume Photography

    42:22
  32. 32

    Rethink Products

    28:02
  33. 33

    Rethink Products Part 2

    31:57

Meet Your Expert

Blair Phillips

Blair Phillips’ business began 9 short years ago in a small, economically deprived mill town of just 3,000 people in NC. Since then, Blair Phillips Photography has become a household name that people in his community and from several states ... read more

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94% of students recommend this class.
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  • David - Muse 10

    July 2014

    As an experienced photographer myself, this class was both helpful and inspirational…we're never too experienced to learn from someone. Blair is really a lot of fun to watch and listen to. He has a way of making things fun with his high energy and dry sense of humor. To be completely honest in my review of this class, the lighting and posing sections, while VERY good, have been done over and over again by lots of photographers and didn't offer much in the way of new ideas. The real value was in the customer service and marketing techniques presented here. Blair's use of video as a marketing and communication tool with his clients is very unique and sparked TONS of ideas I would like to implement in my studio. His simple pricing structure and the way he presents it to his clients is also unique and has helped me rethink some of my own methods. "That being said" (Blair should appreciate that phrase) this class is totally worth the price and will continue to be a good reference for me. Some photographers are excellent at their craft but are dry teachers; others are great teachers but their "real-life" work doesn't live up to their classroom presentations. Blair is the real deal and makes this class very exciting.

  • Creativelive Student

    June 2016

    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.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    November 2018

    This has been my favorite class on Creative Live. I loved how Blair explained exactly how he landed dance and sports contracts. This class was packed full of ideas for marketing and selling products. There was just so much great information. Thanks, Blair!

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