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Shooting Creative Portraits With Props

with Joshua Kissi

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About The Class

Incorporate props to add texture and style

Photographers are always looking for new and innovative ways to add a little spice to their portraits and stand out in a crowded field. But sometimes, all you really need is a well-chosen, well-placed prop to transform your image into something special. Photographer and entrepreneur Joshua Kissi will show you how to use props to create the mood, emotion, and texture you’re looking for.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use props wisely without overdoing it.
  • Utilize prisms and reflectors to add special effects to your imagery.
  • Change the dynamic of your portrait by adding a vase of flowers or piece of furniture.

If you’ve been wanting to add more props to your shoots but weren’t sure how to do it, this course will help you incorporate them with style and impact.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Shoot: Using Prisms Props

  3. 03

    Shoot: Using Reflector as a Background

  4. 04

    Shoot: Using Hands for Motion Blur

  5. 05

    Shoot: Using Gels

  6. 06

    Shoot: Using Flowers as Props

  7. 07

    Shoot: Creating a Collage with Multiple Props

  8. 08

    Shoot: Creative Collaboration with Your Subject


Meet Your Expert

Joshua Kissi

Joshua Kissi is a Ghanaian-American creative entrepreneur specializing in photography and creative direction, based in New York City.  Raised in the Bronx, Kissi grew up with an affinity for the arts and picked up a camera at the age of seventeen. 

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