Whether you are trying to capture better images of your own babies or focused on improving your skills to gain portrait clients, this course is a fun way to get there. This class is designed to teach you skills for outdoor and on location shoots.
Class will begin with a discussion and demonstrations covering the following topics in depth:
- Lighting; How to control outdoor lighting and when to use flash, what tools to use and how to modify light quickly.
- Camera Settings; White Balance, drive modes, controlling ISO, safe Shutter Speeds, and Aperture for controlling Depth of Field.
- Composition; Using props to create cute, flattering and age appropriate poses for babies.
- Safety; Equipment placement, securing props and backdrops, keeping the space all around baby safe.
- Dealing with Clients; Making sure parents remain calm and comfortable during the shoot.
- Controlling your Model; How to keep baby happy and engaged, what to do if baby doesn't cooperate or gets fussy.
After the discussion is complete, we will set up lighting, backdrops and props to demonstrate the tips we went over. Students will then take turns photographing a 7 month old baby in various poses and props for a hands on approach to a miniature photo shoot.
This is a unique opportunity to refine your skills while getting hands on practice and actually leaving with professional quality outdoor baby portraits!
Instructor Ashlee Meyer is a professional portraiture photographer living, shooting and teaching in Seattle. She is available for hire for children & family portraits and has a passion for macro and nature photography. You can see her work at www.ashleemeyerphotography.com
Glazer's is now offering a wide range of new classes for all levels of photographers! We are proud to provide our community with skills and techniques to improve the quality of their work and introduce them to undiscovered interests in photography!
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