How to light: Beauty Headshot Photography
What you'll learn
- Understand ideal light placement, camera settings, and other techniques to achieve the high end beauty look
- Create high end beauty shots or portraits using 1 or two lights
- Perform minor edits to finish out an image
- You should be familiar with the basics of digital photography
- You should have a basic understanding of the exposure triangle
- You should understand that this class is teaching with the use of off-camera flash
****Price Will Increase with the New Year****
Mark Richardson walks you through the classic high end beauty headshot setup. Learn about what gear to use, how to position lights, and how to edit the final image. This popular setup is versatile and great for portraits or headshots for both men, women, and children subjects.
Good lighting makes good photography. One of the quickest ways to improve your photography is to learn to control light.
Many photographers fear that getting intro flash photography will be too expensive or two confusing. Many insist on making large investments on nicer lenses or cameras, when they could get better results with a small investment in a flash or two.
This look can be achieved with a single light and then refined by adding an optional second light, or even a third.
By the end of this course you will be able to reproduce this same high end fashion/beauty headshot portrait look and have confidence placing your flashes, taking the images, and retouching in lightroom and photoshop.
Who this course is for:
- Photographers interested in using flash to create beauty headshots and portraits
Mark Richardson is a full-time professional photographer, cinematographer, and creative director. His job has taken him to over 30 countries where he capture stunning imagery for corporate and commercial productions.
Mark is currently acting as the Director of Photography on a television series called Bison Boys. Coming in 2019, Bison Boys is a docuseries featuring two fearless brothers and thousands of wild bison.
Mark's first love will always be great landscape photography but he is interested many different styles and subjects including architecture, food, portraiture, product, and of course aerial photography.
Mark studied photography, videography, and graphic design at BYU-Idaho where he received a Bachelors of Science. Since graduating in 2009, Mark has worked in the industry using photography and videography to tell brand stories.
Mark has another passion: Helping others find success and happiness in learning. Mark loves to teach people of any age and enjoys learning from students as well. Mark is good at explaining difficult or complicated concepts in a way that anyone can understand.