Educational DVD's for the Aspiring, and Professional
to Perfect Portraits
Text book on CD
4 Steps to Perfect
Portraits is the first educational product you should own. You
must start at the beginning, learn the basic fundamentals of
posing and lighting before you can truly become creative. While
you may think "Lighting" is the key to flattering portraits, it
is actually the posing that is the key. You probably find
yourself using reflectors and fill flash to remove/reduce
shadows in your portraits, when the problem was really the
incorrect posing technique.
You don't learn
creative posing and lighting by attending endless workshops, or
purchasing DVD's that show you "Flow Posing", "12 Poses in 12
Minutes", and other quick fixes.
I don't even like
to sell my Creative concepts to beginners. They just fall into
the pattern of trying to "copy" my poses without understanding
the basics that allow me to create images with consistency.
portraits are carefully created, not randomly created.
There are over 35
PDF pages of text you download and put in a binder for
Also included is
my unique Correct-A-Pose Tool. It allows you to match your
images to a selection of incorrect poses I created. When you fin
the match, you click the incorrect image, and you will be taken
to the correct pose and you can see how to fix your images.
Posing & Lighting
If you really want
to master your craft, you need to watch these 2 videos...over
and over again.
1. Start with
learning how to setup studio lighting. When your lights are
set up correctly, you can begin to learn how to pose and light
your subjects. Even if you don't plan on doing studio type
portraits, this video will teach you the basic lighting
techniques you will use for window light and outdoor portraits.
2. Next you learn
how to "Pose" your subjects. There actually is a correct, or
"more flattering" way to Pose and Light your subjects. There are
"angles" of the face and body we position to create flattering
3. When you learn
the basic fundamentals of Posing, Lighting Patterns, and Light
Direction, Softbox Control and more... you can move on to Part 2
and learn the creative flattering poses.
Posing & Lighting
Learn how to create the 2/3 rd's View,
sometimes called the "Glamour Pose".
Learn to pose Couples and Small
Groups and how to your subject's "Hands", in your images.
There is no
"Hype" here. I will teach you "How to Pose and Light" people. I
don't give you 10 poses you try and "memorize". Instead, I give
you the tools to be creative, control your sessions, and get
flattering images of your clients EVERY time you click the
teach you to create "In the Camera, not in the Computer".
"Fixes" blemishes and stray hairs, it does not create flattering portraits.
master the "Fundamental Posing and Lighting Techniques" you will
learn from these 2 videos, you will have the power to create
beautiful images of every one of your clients-EVERY TIME!!!
We all like to create "Natural Looking" portraits. The most
natural looking images are created without "Flash Fill" using
only existing light.
is...as you may have encountered...you get harsh shadows. What
you will learn with this DVD, is that you can eliminate those
shadows by posing and lighting your subjects correctly.
You need to
learn how to pose and light your subjects correctly first by
watching the first 2 DVD's I have created. When you learn the
rules, then you apply them by employing the techniques in this
"Compositions" need to be composed correctly. Learn how the "Rule of
Thirds" will give you the basis to create more interesting
compositions of people pictures, or landscapes. Then learn how
to incorporate your subjects into the landscapes.
How Things Work
How Things Work is a group of technical topics that most new
photographers have heard about, but just don't quite fully
understand, and don't know who to ask.
Learn about- radio slaves, off
camera flash, bounce light, "Why are my backgrounds so dark",
lighting large rooms, auto/manual flash, "Why should I use a
flash bracket, and tripods", manual
camera settings. "How does light work"....Fstops / Shutterspeeds....and
more, and "What is that Depth of Field" stuff all about.
Once you purchase How Things Work,
you will receive any new information
associated with these small technical things that come up from
time to time. Pay once, receive forever!!!
21 Habits of a
Years in The Making!!!
This is one of my
favorite DVD's. It is a compilation of the ideas and concepts I
employed in the business side of my Studio operations. Nothing is
held back, it is an "in your face" account of what I did, and
what you can do today to improve your skills, and increase your
sound like a
cliché, but this information is priceless, for aspiring and
established professional photographers.
When you are looking for new ideas,
techniques, concepts, inspiration, or you are just "stuck in a
rut"...this is the DVD for you. It will help to learn the basics, but
even if you are a seasoned professional, you will gain a lot of
insight into the way I think when creating my images.
This DVD contains over 120 images with
accompanying descriptions about the pose, lighting, composition, and
some down to earth comments about the our craft.
It's like sitting in my living room asking me 1000 questions about how
I do what I do.
This DVD includes "proof sheets" you can print out and take on
assignment with you. This DVD contains Wedding images, but you can
apply the techniques to any type of portrait photography.