Pose It, Light It, Love It
with Clay Blackmore
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01 Class Introduction09:35
03 Shoot: Refining and Lighting the Pose17:09
Class duration: 14h 40mSee all 33 lessons
About The Class
advanced lighting and posing.
Join Clay Blackmore for a three-day immersion into the art of photography. Drawing on decades of experience, Clay will cover the essential posing, lighting, and composition skills that are key to creating jaw-dropping images with any camera.
You’ll explore working with both natural and in-studio light. Learn about the essentials of portrait posing, including strategies for working with individuals, couples, and groups. Clay will also share his fail-proof tips for making on-the-fly adjustments so you're able to work seamlessly with any subject, in any environment and source of light. You'll also master the art of capturing the picture-perfect wedding story quickly, reliably, and completely with stunning results.
Whether you’ve been taking photographs for years or are just starting out, this course will give you the knowledge and inspiration to take your work to the next level.
Shoot: Basic Posing50:46
Shoot: Refining and Lighting the Pose
Clay takes an unconventional approach to shooting profile headshots - watch him work.17:09
Posing Two People17:23
Shoot: Hannah and Amanda21:46
Shoot: Back Two Thirds20:03
Shoot: Basic Two People Poses22:34
Shoot: Group of Three18:15
Groups of Four and Five22:54
Shoot: Groups of Three42:27
Shoot: Slimming Poses23:38
Shoot: Beauty and Innovation39:28
Student Portrait Critiques16:17
Shoot: Window Lighting30:20
Shoot: Split Lighting21:36
Shoot: Corporate Portraits36:42
Shoot: Outdoor Lighting Roof Top32:29
Shoot: Family Group One53:40
Shoot: Baby and Parents26:47
Shoot: Family Group Two Part 134:24
Shoot: Family Group Two Part 217:37
Shoot: Family Group Three17:52
Student Portrait Homework Critiques22:33
Shoot: Bridal Session Part 132:34
Shoot: Bridal Session Part 223:49
Clay's Slides and Discussion08:41
Shoot: Portraits of the Students17:21
Shoot: Wedding Couple39:11
Shoot: One Light High Key25:46
Shoot: Speed Lights21:49
Shoot: Different Lighting Setups (Sand Box)38:51
Shoot: Innovative Portraiture35:25
Shoot: Shake and Bake20:35
Clay Blackmore is one of the most influential and sought-after photographers in the world, with a clientele that includes celebrities the likes of Larry King, Forest Whitaker, Jenna Elfman, and Maria Sharapova. His photographs are routinely featured in Washington Life ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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91% of students recommend this class.
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Clay Blackmore is the real deal in portrait photography. The guy is a bundle of creative energy and technical mastery. I took portraiture with Monte Zucker, and am glad to have Clay now as his successor. This concepts in this course are the rudiments. They'll never change, regardless of trends and fads. Clay is also very likable and fun to watch work. Keep your ears peeled for every word. When Clay points out those many little details, they all count. Love the course, and have a ton of respect for Clay. He's a portrait master, and a great guy. What else could any portrait student hope for?
This a wonderful class. Clay has worked w/Montey and brings a supreme knowledge to photographers who want to learn more. His skills are creative and insightful with a modest personality. This is an amazing class that comes with a great price.
Of all the courses I have purchased without exception this is the best. Clay is an excellent teacher. When he speaks he is saying something and not just talking. He explains his lighting techniques in great detail while demonstrating them . He is clear, concise and fun to listen to. You will learn how to pose individuals all the way to large groups, while learning the correct way to light them. All this while being entertained by one of America's great portrait photographers.
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