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Capturing Story in Portrait Photography

Kelly Brown

Capturing Story in Portrait Photography

Kelly Brown

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Lessons

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1 Class Introduction Duration:14:28
8 Newborn Image Review Duration:08:57
11 Prepare Set for Child Portrait Duration:05:48
12 Shoot: Capture Child Portrait Duration:11:40
17 Shoot: Portrait with Teenager Duration:10:43
22 Lighting for Adult Portrait Duration:04:51
23 Tell Your Subject's Story Duration:04:38
29 Shoot: Be Creative on Set Duration:15:09
31 Portrait Shoots Recap Duration:04:08
39 Process of Print Competitions Duration:06:17
41 What Judges Look For Overview Duration:07:14
42 Image Impact Duration:03:42
45 Image Lighting Duration:05:43
46 Image Color Balance Duration:03:56
47 Technical Excellence in Images Duration:07:56
48 Photographic Technique Duration:10:15
49 Storytelling & Subject Matter Duration:09:28

Class Description

AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Brainstorm and develop concepts for creative portraiture
  • Turn a client's story into a unique portrait
  • Design and build your own props and sets
  • Take great portraits of subjects at any age
  • Shoot and edit portraits with confidence
  • Increase the odds of success in photography contests
  • Move beyond traditional portrait photography

ABOUT KELLY'S CLASS:

Tired of the traditional, overdone portraits? Dive into creative portrait photography by turning a client's story into stunning portraits with substance. Learn how to brainstorm concepts for a unique image based on a client's story and personality. Explore options for building your own unique set and props. Working with techniques like Photoshop composting and in-camera double exposures, learn how to turn abstract ideas into portraits with meaning.

Join Kelly Brown, a nationally recognized portrait photographer that's captured several awards for her storytelling abilities, and go behind the scenes for five live portrait shoots. Create portraits that span multiple age groups, with a behind-the-scenes look at portrait photography for newborns, children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens. From brainstorming to editing, weave a meaningful story in front of the camera.

Following the live shoots and editing, Kelly shares insight into photography contests, from the submission process to tips for wowing the judges. Learn how to prepare an image for a print or digital competition.

This isn't the beginner's class on creating a good portrait with basics like depth of field and properly lighting the subject's face -- this is the portrait photography class for photographers ready to go beyond the basics to capture their best portraits yet using creative storytelling techniques. Stop regurgitating the same tired traditional portraits you've seen hundreds of time and capture creative portrait photography that inspires.

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:

  • Intermediate photographers looking to break out of the norm
  • Professional photographers in a creative rut
  • Environmental portrait photographers

SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Camera RAW

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

As one of the most awarded portrait photographers, Kelly Brown is known for her knack for capturing creative portraiture. The owner of Little Pieces Photography in Brisbane, Australia, Kelly is most known for her work in the newborn genre, though her portraiture spans all ages. With a straight-forward, easy-to-follow teaching style, she's taught newborn photography and posing classes in more than 20 countries. As the judge for international print competitions and the winner of highly reputable contests such as the WPPI Photographer of the Year, Kelly also shares insight into photo contests with her students.

Reviews

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Among a sea of wonderful teachers here at CL, Kelly is the cream of the crop. All of her classes are outstanding and this one is no exception. Amazing teacher. Amazing class. Amazing education. If you are hoping to stretch yourself to create deeper more meaningful stories in your images, or are feeling the pull of print competition but need some direction, this is definitely the class for you. Thank you Kelly!

Melissa Soto
 

Kelly Brown is a true inspiration. She has been my idol in this industry since I began. This class was amazing. I love how honest, authentic and genuine she was. But most importantly I loved her wise direction and teaching style. Kelly brown thank you for this gem. You helped light a fire in me. I’m so excited to start telling amazing stories with the skills I have learned from this class.

Marjorie Stevenson
 

Just loving this class! Kelly is one of my favorite instructors. She is very good at articulating her ideas and carrying them to an absolutely wonderful end product. Her images are always stunning. I love that she always puts safety first with her models. Thank you Kelly for sharing your creative visions with us.