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Shooting Creative Portraits With Props

with Joshua Kissi

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  •   01 Class Introduction

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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

    06:33
  2. 02

    Shoot: Using Prisms Props

    05:51
  3. 03

    Shoot: Using Reflector as a Background

    04:50
  4. 04

    Shoot: Using Hands for Motion Blur

    02:09
  5. 05

    Shoot: Using Gels

    04:02
  6. 06

    Shoot: Using Flowers as Props

    08:14
  7. 07

    Shoot: Creating a Collage with Multiple Props

    12:53
  8. 08

    Shoot: Creative Collaboration with Your Subject

    33:46

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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