Kelby Training: The Art of Dance Photography (2013)
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With Frank Doorhof, international fashion and glamour photographer, it is all about being creative and getting the shot. In this class, Frank uses amazing dancers as models to teach you everything from the technical aspects of how to use a light meter to the artistic aspects of creating interesting images with unique looks that make the most of your locations. Frank starts on location in two different settings then brings you back to the desktop to share some of his favorite post-processing techniques while working on the photos he’s just created.
Arranging Locations and Models (16:16)
Whether you are working alone or with a producer, there's a lot of work that goes into arranging the location and models for your shoot.
Coaching Your Model (04:49)
Continuous communication between you and your model is critical to the success of your shoot.
The Importance of a Light Meter (06:44)
Using a light meter takes the guess work out of your exposure.
Adding a Strobe (07:02)
Building on the work from the previous lessons, Frank adds in a strobe for controlled lighting.
Modifying Light with a Grid (04:36)
Light modifiers like a grid spot can help you control your light and get more creative.
Cross Lights (08:34)
Changing things up with a cross light setup opens new doors to creativity.
Backlit with Color (10:40)
Adding new elements to your lighting setup and scene allows you to create more unique images.
Stopping Motion (14:12)
Incorporating a sense of movement in your shots adds life to your images.
Adding Drama (06:3Cool
Photos can look more dramatic through the addition of another light as well as new props.
Up Another Notch (11:06)
Building on the lighting setup from the previous lesson, Frank takes the image to new heights.
Switching to a Male Model (10:0Cool
Many of these same techniques work just as well with male models as they do with the female dancers.
Working in Photoshop (16:02)
With the shooting done Frank sits down with his photos and Photoshop to go through his workflow.
Getting a Really Different Look (13:31)
Starting in Camera Raw, Frank moves to Photoshop for some clean up work before heading into Nik filters to create a really unique look.
Blood on the Shoes (10:15)
When you have a vision in mind before you shoot, you can work to realize that vision while you are shooting and then bring it all together in post-processing.
Make it a Little More Artistic (08:24) Developing your photos is also your opportunity to emphasize your own unique style that helps you stand out from the crowd.