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The Portrait Masters – Studio 101: The Craft of Portrait Photography with Zack Arias

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The Portrait Masters – Studio 101: The Craft of Portrait Photography with Zack Arias

Award-winning editorial photographer, Zack Arias, gives you every tool and technique you’ll need to get started taking beautiful portraits with budget-friendly equipment – all while building your confidence and poise on set.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

LIGHTING INTRODUCTION

 

There are so many different types of lighting and so many different ways that photographers can use light. In this section, Zack breaks it down to help us understand which type of light creates which mood, and how to use light to create the look you’re going for. Understanding these techniques will not only boost your confidence on set but also completely elevate your portrait work.

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

Introduction
Lighting Introduction
Pros & Cons of Different Kinds of Light

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GEAR ESSENTIALS FOR CAMERAS & LENSES

In this section, Zack shows us the different kinds of cameras on the market today. He takes us through which specifications to look for when purchasing your own, and goes over which lenses you’ll need as a portrait photographer and why. Your search will become incredibly less overwhelming after hearing his recommendations and direction!

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

Introduction
Camera Bodies
Camera Lenses
Comparing Lenses 24mm-200mm Shooting Demo
Comparing Lenses 24mm-200mm Results
Lens Comparision Bonus Video

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Gear Essentials: Cameras & Lenses

GEAR ESSENTIALS FOR LIGHTING

The moment you start searching for lighting equipment online, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed and intimidated by how many options there are. Zack breaks it down to the essential equipment you’ll need that’s easy to find and doesn’t break the bank. Creating a basic kit that you can use on a daily basis will ease your mind and help you get started with taking beautiful portraits – instead of endlessly searching for the right gear.

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

Introduction
Hot Shoe Flash, Strobes, and Continuous Light
Major Brands & Zack’s Recommendations
The Different Mounting Systems for Modifiers and Why It’s Important
Mounting Lights onto Stands
Lightstands, C-Stands & When to Use Which One
Gear Conclusion

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Gear Essentials for Lighting

FINDING YOUR EXPOSURE WHEN WORKING WITH LIGHTING

Mastering the five aspects of exposure can feel like a daunting task to most new photographers. In this section, Zack shows us step-by-step how to find the right settings for our ISO, aperture, shutter speed, flash power, and flash-to-subject distance when working with studio lighting. These numbers will no longer feel confusing after you learn Zack’s system for exposure control, and your shoots will become fluid and painless.

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

Introduction
Five Aspects of Exposure Control
Flash Power
Inverse Square Law
ISO
ISO and Flash Power
Finding Exposure Demo – Part 1
Finding Exposure Demo – Part 2
Closing

INCLUDES 4 DOWNLOADS

Exposure Chart 1
Exposure Chart 2
Finding Your Exposure 1
Finding Your Exposure 2

UNDERSTANDING MODIFIERS

There is an incredible number of modifiers available for studio lighting, so how do photographers know which one to use and when? Zack walks us through all the different types of modifiers, their similarities, their differences, and what they’re used for. He also explains how and where to place a modifier on a set and how to use them to create completely different looks.

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

Introduction
Umbrellas
Mounting Umbrellas
Softboxes
Constructing Modifiers
Creative Modifiers
Shooting With Modifiers
60” Umbrella Shooting Demo
Octabox Shooting Demo
Strip Bank with Grid Shooting Demo
Reflector with Grid Shooting Demo

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 Understanding Modifiers 1
 Understanding Modifiers 2

GETTING STARTED WITH A SIMPLE LIGHT SOURCE

In this section, Zack shows us the lighting setup he brings to every shoot: The 60-inch convertible umbrella. The best part? It only costs $30! Learn how to master Zack’s technique and watch as he creates various looks with just one simple light.

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

Introduction
Seven Looks with One Light
Sync Speed Explained
What You’ll Need To Get Started

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Field Book
Getting Started with a Simple Light Source

BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

It is no secret that embarking on a journey in photography is not easy. The best way to become a confident photographer is to know that you’re not alone in the struggles, frustration, and fear that can rise up while you’re on this path. In this section, Zack shares some of his own struggles and gives you insight on how to overcome what is holding you back.

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

Introduction
Confidence

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Building Your Confidence as a Photographer

PORTRAIT SESSION INDOORS

Watch as Zack executes a photo shoot in the studio using the techniques and tools covered in past lessons. See how he uses different lighting setups and modifiers while putting the fundamentals into action to create incredible portraits.

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

01:17Introduction
11:11Interview with Subject
17:10Simple Set Up
17:03Two Light Setup HeadShots
02:46Troubleshooting Main Fill Light Ratios
05:24Headshot with Pure White Background
16:32Creating Dramatic Light
02:52Full Body on White Setup
12:48Full Body on White Demo
06:06White on White Look
09:26Retouching Backgrounds

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MP4 Portrait Session Indoors 1
MP4 Portrait Session Indoors 2

PORTRAIT SESSION OUTDOORS

Follow along on location as Zack shoots headshots and editorial looks for his client, Jesse in the alleyways of Los Angeles. Learn how Zack uses natural light and studio lighting on location to create a diverse set of images any client will love.

LESSONS IN THIS MODULE

Introduction
One Light Headshot
Using Natural Light & Window Reflections
Dramatic Outdoor Portraits with Flash
Outdoor Alleyway
The Effects of Exposure on the Sky
High Speed Sync Outdoors
Wrap Up

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Portrait Session Outdoors 1
Portrait Session Outdoors 2
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The Portrait Masters - Studio 101: The Craft of Portrait Photography with Zack Arias
$79.99