Laying the Foundation [PS 1]

Welcome to Portrait Session! Erica Kay, Darin Mellor, & Nick Page sit down to discuss laying the foundation for successful Portrait Photography.  The trio talks about the battle of the lighting setups, lessons learned, and more!

What's in this episode:

  • Getting to know Erica, Nick, & Darin.
  • Laying the foundation for good Portrait Photography.
  • Light, focus, & making the client comfortable.
  • Studio strobes versus speed lights. – Battle of the lighting setups!
  • Lessons learned from Darin, Erica, & Nick.
  • Three-Minute Review on Photo/Print Labs for photographers.

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8 thoughts on “Laying the Foundation [PS 1]”

    1. Hey there Mitch!

      We are going to have these going out to all of the podcast service apps here soon. Thank you for taking the time to let us know that it is not showing up in your podcast app. Which one are you using? – Have no fear everyone! We will get it taken care of straight away!

    1. Hey Brett!

      iTunes just approved us today, so we should now be showing up everywhere automatically! I don’t know much about the Overcast app, but hopefully that’s the case with your app, as well.

  1. Keith R. Starkey

    Model releases – I wouldn’t think you would need one if you are posting to a social media site, as long as you are not advertising or making money from the posting. Isn’t that the case?

    1. Typically, model releases are necessary for any sort of public display. There are a lot of people (especially families with children) who don’t like to have their photos in public areas for safety reasons, so it’s always a good idea to have one signed so that you don’t get burned in the long run. I just choose to live by the old saying, “better safe than sorry.”

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