Listener Q&A (PS EP-67)

Erica & Nick answer some of the recent questions posted in the Portrait Session Facebook Group!

Only a few seats left in Nick and Majeed’s Oregon coast workshop!!!

Nick has a Drone on the way!  (very much looking forward to trying to get some epic portraits with it!)

Listener Questions:

  • Charles Hasser: I had an idea pop into my head this week while driving.  There's a 1950s style ice cream shop in my town with a cool neon sign.  They have vintage car nights.  Wouldn't it be cool to offer vintage car portraits of the owners with their cars with the neon sign in the background as the sun is setting.  How would you go about setting up shots like this?  What off-camera lights would you use to accentuate the classic car while also getting a great portrait of the owner?  How would you pose the owner?
  • Graeme Gerster When I ask this I understand that “it depends” on a lot. But as somebody starting to try to charge, what are appropriate ranges for prices. What's to high? What's to low? Can you cover this in a different way than calculating and determining self worth?  Something along the lines of $12.95 is to low for a 1 hour session. It should be around $X
  • Jenny Wu Directing models on set in an editorial style shoot- how to direct experienced models vs newer models. Using moodboards and shot lists.
  • John Sharp: I am doing a shoot for a 15 year old aspiring model on her farm so she can have a more diverse portfolio. She wants barns, tractors, maybe other farm subjects as the theme. I will be using off camera flash for all pictures. Should I do the typical senior portrait type session or get more stylish since she is a model?  How would Nick Page address this session for her to get stellar photos for her Portfolio?


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