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WPPI Learning Headshots Class 2015

Lori Patrick is teaching the hands on class

Learning Headshots for WPPI in LasVegas 




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What will you learn:

This is a class where you are the model and photographer. 

Lori will lead a discussion about capturing for intention, posing, cropping and more. We will then jump into grabbing a partner and take turns shooting each other. Expect to work with more than one partner. The more you do, the better you will come to understanding both sides of the lens.  Lori will work the room to coach and view back of camera images and give direction. This will be fast paced. Switch sides or partners within 10 minutes. Like a school dance, cut in.                            

You want to then go home and edit these images for critique in a special file in The Headshot with Lori Patrick group on FaceBook by Lori. Feel free to share your images with your partners to use in social media. These classes are fun and new friendships are formed. Support each other.







What to bring:

Your DSLR and favorite portrait lens. Since bokeh isn’t the lesson in this class I will suggest a 50mm or 85mm.  I would like to see you shooting at f8 as an average for crisp images. I will have 2 Westcott IceLights for demo purposes and portability and we will find natural light. There will be a few portable backdrops available.

Bring business cards to share with your shooting partners for sharing purposes. Those utilizing model releases, do so after the walk to save time.

Our class is early, 8:30 AM, so dress for the day, with a shirt or top that you would want your headshot taken in. Get your beauty / handsome sleep. 

The objective is to learn directing, posing and expression for a client’s headshot intention in this class. 

I look forward to our PhotoWalk. This is my favorite way to teach.

A special shout out to some supporting vendors. 

Westcott for the loan of 2 IceLights for demonstration.

Fotodiox Pro for the loan of pop up backdrops for headshot shooting.

ThinkTank Photo for a welcome gift.

Shoot Proof for a welcome gift.

Hands On!  See you there.

Find STUDIO B on the map! See arrow.

That is our meeting point. We will go to the location from there. 

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Here are some behind the scenes from a similar venue in October 2014.                                         


In 1983 Lori Patrick began her studies and practice of photography with NYIP. Lori started producing headshots in 2006 for a newspaper covering arts and entertainment. She is a creator and community builder of some popular facebook teaching groups with over 25,000 in membership, including The Headshot with Lori Patrick. From this experience she has curated Photo Communiqué a working photographers education site. Lori believes that most anyone can use a good headshot these days as we are seeing the shift from print to fast paced online needs, everything from websites to LinkedIn and beyond. Due to this, we have an unlimited bread and butter client base that leads to great relationships which could turn into other specialty portrait needs by your studio. In her Hands On Headshot Classes, everyone experiences shooting and directing and then becomes the subject as well. Lori shares insight on how to find clients along with posing and getting the right expression for the intent of the session.