Portrait Questions From Jim Harmer! [PS 27]

Darin huddles with Nick Page & Erica Kay to tackle questions from the man, the myth, and the legend: – Jim Harmer! The three also provide a valuable lesson learned this week.

What's in this episode:

  • Does Erica ever use On-Camera Flash?
  • Darin's recipe for Street Photography Lighting. – To flash or not to flash?
  • Nick's go-to setup for sports portraits.
  • Erica reveals the worst mistake she has ever made during a professional shoot.
  • What Darin learned from shooting portraits in China & his favorite shot.
  • Does Nick ever use models for personal shoots & how does he get in touch with models?
  • Erica's thoughts on High Speed Sync.
  • If Darin had one Street Photography lens, which one would he choose?
  • How much time does Nick spend in Photoshop & Lightroom. – Minutes, hours, days?
  • Nick learns about the benefits of using video lighting at a wedding. – Almost a disaster story.
  • Erica learns new gear can help one get out of a creative rut.
  • Darin learns flexibility on a portrait shoot is key.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Photography Start – (Use Promo Code “PORTRAIT' to save $40 on an already screaming deal!)
  • Improve Photography Portfolio Reviews – (Get MEANINGFUL feedback on your photos from Erica, Nick, Darin, or Jim!)
  • Nick Page's Sky Replacement Tutorial – (Great videos to help you create convincing sky replacements!)


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