A Simple Approach to Portraits That Flatter

This is not your parent’s portrait class!

The Simple Approach to Portraits That FlatterThe secret sauce to outstanding portraiture is understanding that psychology makes up 80% of the process. Photography is only 20% of the game.

Joe will share his approach to building a relationship with his subjects to put them at ease.

Using his KISS IT (Keep It Super Simple) 5′ lighting technique, he will show how to create flattering portraits with simple lighting that will flatter your subjects and give you more creative options.

Joe will cover everything from camera and lens selection, depth of field, camera angles, composition, posing, lighting, and backgrounds.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of PREP.
  • Building a rapport with your subject before the shoot.
  • Outfit selection.
  • Gear choices and considerations.
  • Communication tips to motivate and direct your portrait subjects.
  • Easy lighting tips for beautiful portraits.
  • … and much more!

Details About This Photography Presentation by Joe Edelman

Duration: 2 hours with time for Q&A
Available as an In-Person or Virtual Presentation.

The in-person version of this presentation includes a live portrait shoot using real-time video projected so the audience can see the tethered results of these simple techniques through the camera lens as Joe creates the images. The virtual version includes a real-time 3D virtual portrait session.

Intended Audience:
Photographers of all skill levels. This excellent Camera Club talk can be presented in person or virtually. This talk has been presented as a Keynote address on multiple occasions.

Set up Needed:
In-Person: This presentation requires the use of a digital projector and screen or a large-screen TV with an HDMI connection. Space is also needed to set up a shooting area for the portrait demo – appx 12ft x 12ft. Your organization will be responsible for providing a medium gray or black background.
Virtual: This presentation works very well virtually. I can host up to 100 people via ZOOM or present on your organization’s account. The presentation is made from a professional Livestream studio with professional lighting and sound.

Joe Edelman Presenting on Stage

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