Senior Portraits Made Simple

Senior Portraits Made Simple
by Clay Blackmore

The High School Senior market is one of the largest and fastest growing segments in portraiture. Mastering the techniques taught here is vital to the successful portrait photographer. In this information packed DVD Clay Blackmore, a master of classical portraiture, shows you timeless techniques for taking portraits of High School Seniors. Also included is a DVD-Rom with videos showing you exactly how the images are retouched and optimized in Photoshop.
Disc(s) LTCBSPD $59.99


Time 01:08

You will learn how to create portraits that will stand the test of time, as well as how to create contemporary portraits using today's trends in senior photography. These techniques are applicable to all types of portraiture and give priceless insights on lighting, posing, and the creative use of backgrounds.

DVD-Video Shooting Sessions:

  • Introduction
  • Lighting a Face Illustration
  • Female Formal
  • Drape Session
  • Male Formal
  • Cap & Gown
  • Outdoors
  • Female Casual
  • More Portrait Ideas

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Time 01:29

In the Retouching disc, Clay teaches you the quick, professional Photoshop techniques for retouching Senior Portraits. These methods will transform your photographs into studio quality portraits that your clients will cherish. There are 3 lessons to make your retouching go fast and be reliable.

DVD-Rom Photoshop Sessions:

Session 01 : Level 1 Retouching
Learn how to establish styles in basic retouching of skin blemishes and imperfections on senior portraits. Clay shows a quick process to speed up the refinements for the production of many images. He also illustrates how to prevent over retouching.
Session 02 : Level 2 Retouching
Fix hair problems and distracting elements of the image. Clay will show blending to correct for retouching that causes small blur problems. He also shows how to minimize texture in skin quickly. Liquify is a great tool to use to make shape adjustments. See how Clay whitens teeth and enhances the eyes. And last but not least, learn Clay's soft-focus techniques.
Session 03 : Level 3 Retouching
Fine-tune the portrait details. Learn how to make a vignette that forces attention in the portrait. Analyze the portrait composition and make necessary changes.

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