BEAUTIFUL PORTRAITS: The Psychology and Techniques

80% of photographing people is psychology
20% is the art and science of photography

Cameras, lenses, lights, and modifiers are all tools that photographers use but these are NOT what makes a great beauty shot or portrait.

Photographing people for any reason is a relationship game, and the gear must take a back seat to the interaction between you and your subject.

Photographers routinely go out of their way to learn how to sell to their clients, but they don’t put the same effort into learning how to interact with their clients to get the desired results in front of the camera.

Great images require planning and collaboration and are the result of great problem-solving. We will take a deep dive through my entire process, and I will share how I plan and execute a shoot. I’ll cover everything from shoot prep with my subjects and makeup artists, review communication and posing techniques, and share some of my favorite beauty lighting arrangements with you.

What you will learn:

  • Concept development — How to build great ideas.
  • The importance of Collaboration — How to build a team
  • How to find, prep, and communicate with models
  • Best ways to find and communicate makeup artists
  • Communication tips to motivate and direct your models
  • Lighting Tips for great Beauty Portraits
  • … and much more!

Who should attend this LIVE presentation?

Any photographer who wants to improve their portraits and improve their communication skills to take their images to the next level.

How can I help you?

There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.
Come prepared with questions.

2 Hour LIVE Interactive Photography Presentation

BEAUTIFUL PORTRAITS: The Psychology and Techniques

Register NOW – Space is Limited!
$15.00 USD

Monday, October 16th
6:00PM – 8:00PM EDT

Your paid attendance includes a link to view the recorded session for 72 hours after it concludes.
Also includes a FREE digital download cheat sheet with my favorite portrait shooting tips.

This PDF file can be loaded onto your phone and carried everywhere you go with your camera.

Questions? Read the FAQ
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You will receive your unique “Join Link” via email after registering.



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Presented by

Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman
Award-Winning Photographer, Author, and Photo Educator

MY MISSION is to help photographers develop a solid understanding of
the 'Hows and Whys' behind making consistently great photographs

As an award winning photographer with over 5 decades of experience, I have professional experience in nearly every genre of photography, from my start as a newspaper photojournalist to my position today as an internationally recognized photo educator. I love to share my experience to help new photographers fast track the learning curve to success with their cameras.

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Virtual Photography Presentation FAQ’s


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How is the presentation structured?
The presentation will begin promptly at the scheduled time. This is a LIVE presentation on the topic, followed by a LIVE Q&A. You will be able to share questions via the ZOOM chat or via the ZOOM video.


“You Are Being Recorded”
Presentations will be recorded. Your comments and questions will be a part of the recording.

Paid attendees will receive an email with a link to view the video within 24 hours after the presentation concludes. The video replay will be available for 72 hours after the email notification is sent. There will be no exceptions.


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