Lindsay Adler has joined the BOOTCAMP series with CreativeLIVE. Bootcamps typically run in the span of a month with topic segments each day. In Lindsay’s bootcamp she is teaching the basics for anyone who wants to learn how to take better portraits.
See a preview and reviews for Portrait Photography Bootcamp.
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Photo Communiqué sponsored a few questions from followers to ask Lindsay. Here they are.
Janet Bark: How often does she shoot for purely fun? (Or is most of what she shoots work related. As in: to get work, to be published, workshops etc). Also, and this is maybe a cliche question: but what inspires her on a regular basis?
I’ve been lucky enough to craft my career around creating images that fulfill me. When I shoot beauty to build my portfolio I certainly have a goal of attracting new clients and jobs, yet at the same time those shooting days can be some of my absolute favorites. I’ve directed my life and photography in such a way that I find most of my shooting days an absolute thrill and cannot wait for them to come! I probably do 1-3 personal shoots per month. Other than that, personally I like to shoot fine art nudes and dance to just create. Just me, my concept, and the subject!
Ryan Eda: I heard her say that she used to shoot weddings. What was it that made her move away from shooting weddings?
I enjoyed shooting wedding for several years. They were busy, fast-paced, chaotic and challenging. Although I enjoyed them, I wanted to shoot in situations with a little bit more control over the elements and creative vision, so I began to focus more on stylized portraiture. Both are extremely challenging and rewarding, just in different ways!
Jacqueline Hutchinson: Does she have another book coming out? (I’d love to know) and if you can go the book route, which of her Creative 52 challenges helped her develop her craft (or gave her the best learning moments)? if she was just starting out as a newbie again, what would be the first thing she did differently? her best advice to new, emerging artists? (I’ve got my ticket to see her live in Vaughn, Ontario in September so I’m pretty stoked about that)!
Looking forward to seeing you in Ontario! Be sure to come say hi. I don’t have another book in the works at the moment, but I’ll definitely be release a new ebook on photographing curvy women soon. Furthermore, I’m releasing a whole range range of videos at learn.lindsayadlerphotography.com that summarize what I’ve been working on recently!
Thats a great question about which Creative 52 challenges helped me develop my craft or have a-ha moments.
Restrict Yourself to a $20 Budget: When I first started fashion photography I certainly didn’t have the budget for a high end shoot, but I wanted images that looked that way. By challenging myself to do so with a very small budget, I was able to push my creativity and also achieve striking images. The limitations actually made me be more resourceful and creative!
Break a Lighting Rule: I learned a lot of rules of lighting, whether in college classes, professional meetings, workshops and more. These rules, however, I held on to too tightly. Once I learned to let go, try something new and make mistakes, thats when I started developing more complex and striking lighting patterns.
My best advice to emerging artists it to take more risks of rejection. Put yourself out there more. Know that you’ll hear a lot of rejection, a lot of no’s… but that doesn’t mean you have failed. If you can be okay with the rejection, then you are settings yourself up for a lot more opportunities to hear ‘yes’. This is not just for emerging artists— this is something I need to do for myself as well to this day!
Speaking of books, here is Lindsay’s Library on Amazon