If you are good with a camera, you have probably been asked to shoot a portrait for a friend, relative, or colleague. That also means that you have probably realized that shooting portraits is not just a matter of aiming your camera at someone and saying cheese!
While there are many layers to unique portraits, one of the most often overlooked aspects is the true power of lighting to create an image with impact and emotion that will both move and engage viewers.
This is not your parent’s portrait class! Using his ‘KISS IT’ (Keep It Super Simple) techniques, Joe will show how to create flattering portraits with lighting that will make your images stand out.
Bring your cameras and your notebooks! We will have a model, and this hands-on program is designed to help you immediately improve your lighting game, even with the most basic lighting setups.
Joe Edelman is an award-winning photographer, author, and photo educator.
His educational mission: “To help photographers to develop a solid understanding of the HOWS and WHYS behind creating great photographs.”
Joe is honored to hold the title of Photographic Craftsman, a designation given to those who have met the standards of excellence set by the Professional Photographers of America in recognition of service to the photographic profession as an orator, author, and mentor.
He takes great pride in sharing his experience as the host of the weekly The LAST FRAME Live a 60-minute photography Livestream that appears on YouTube. His channel boasts 300 + videos viewed over 11.8 million times by more than 180,000 subscribers in 114 countries.
Joe has also earned a reputation as a lively and popular presenter at photography conferences and is frequently featured on major photography news websites and podcasts.
From his start as a newspaper photojournalist while still in high school to his work today photographing all types of people, his photographs have been published internationally in magazines like Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Get Fit, and Shape, to name but a few. He has been called upon to complete assignments for the New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and has serviced commercial advertising clients from all over the United States.