My goal in this portrait session with Ashley Denton was to produce a tutorial demonstration of my three-step process when creating portraits. On my Monday Critique videos, I focus on three components when critiquing images: Light, Pose, and Composition. Whenever I approach a portrait session these three steps help me focus and allows my creativity to flow. When the tutorial is released on the YouTube channel more information will be available on these three steps.
The following is a summary on how I approach a portrait:
- During a portrait session, the location absolutely does not matter to me as my very first step is to identify the best quality of light for my subject and if that light doesn't exist naturally, I create it.
- My second step is to pose my subject in a flattering manner.
- The third step is to come up with a great composition that eliminates or includes items that help support my subject.
After demonstrating why Light, Pose, and Composition are important elements for a great image, I captured the below images of Ashley Denton. This is my second time working with Ashley and it was absolutely a pleasure to do so once again. She possesses a collaborative- spirit and easily follows directives to help create some really awesome images; which for me as the photographer makes my job seem effortless. Ashley, thank you so much for participating in this tutorial; I look forward to working with you again in the future.
I’d like to extend a thank you to Wayne Wonder for capturing the BTS video of this workshop which will be released on the YouTube channel in the near future.
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