Gearing Up for Portraits [PS 17]

Nick & Darin have Brian McGuckin from the Thoughts on Photography Podcast on the show today to talk about gear needed for a large family shoot. The three discuss their lessons learned & offer insight on a photography related product.

What's in this episode:

  • Jeff Harmon from the Photo Taco Podcast give Brian, Darin, & Nick a hypothetical shoot & asks what gear we would use to pull it off.
  • Is it better to shoot large groups up close & wide; or is it better to shoot tight standing further away?
  • Brian chases children around & Darin is shady for these types of shots.
  • Nick learns the hard way about calendar syncing.  – This is not just something on Google Calendars. iCalendar users beware as well!
  • Practice, practice, practice until you are proficient; & then practice some more. (Brian's lesson learned.)
  • Stop over editing your portraits. – This is not a commercial shoot!  (Darin's lesson learned.)

Resources Mentioned:

For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – We’ll be in iTunes within a few days! Just search “Portrait Session” to find it when it’s available.

For Android listeners – Download the Stitcher Radio app (free) and search for “Portrait Session Podcast.”  We should be there very shortly. Or, if you have already downloaded a podcasting client, follow the directions in the next sentence.

For podcast enthusiasts – If you already listen to podcasts and have a podcatcher that you prefer, the feed you’ll need to add is https://improvephotography.com/category/session/feed/

For those who don’t have a mobile device – You can always listen to the show by clicking the audio file at the top of this episode.

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