Posing and Shoot Planning

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Posing and Beyond

Many Photographers focus on learning how to TAKE photos, but they freeze up when they have to pose and direct their model/or client during the big photoshoot! Photoshoots start way before the shoot day. Understanding your client's vision, prepping for your shoot properly to ensure a smooth delivery of final images and being able to communicate and work with the client, talent or both is often the key to success as a photographer. Join professional photographer and Lumix Global Ambassador Todd White for an in-depth exploration on how to plan, interact, direct and collaborate on shoots to ensure amazing images and happy clients!
Please register early, within 5 days of the start date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation. 

Topics Covered

• Understanding the client's vision and setting expectations
• Model/Subject Prep - hair, makeup, grooming and more
• Wardrobe Prep and Selection
• Preparing yourself - Shot list, scouting, gear selection, checklists and more
• Posing - suggested poses, blocking, posing without "posing", inspiration and more


This class is suited for photographers of all skill levels wanting to learn more about working with clients and coordinating and preparing for commercial photoshoots.

Maximum Enrollment: 15
Minimum Enrollment: 4

Schedule and Format

This class takes place in the Precision Camera classroom. This class combines theory and implementation elements for creative shoot concepts. The first section of class are spent in a lecture format covering the basic elements of preparation and considerations for commercial photoshoots.

The final section will be hands-on, practical photography exercises. We will discuss verbiage for posing and establish a working language with your photography subjects. There will be an open photography portion to close out the class.

Equipment Required

• DSLR or Mirrorless camera with charged batteries
• Clear Memory Cards
• Any and all lenses you hope to use  

About the Instructor

Todd White specializes in fashion, commercial and portrait photography and videography. He is a LUMIX Global Ambassador and a Saramonic Ambassador. His client list includes Facebook, Pinterest, The Alamo, Neiman Marcus and various fashion designers. Todd has photographed with many country music artists including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and George Strait. His commercial work has been published in Vogue, British Vogue, Elle, People, the Wall Street Journal as well as other publications. He is an Emmy award-winning Producer and Videographer for the Daytripper TV show on PBS. Todd is an instructor at Precision Camera and Video in Austin, TX.

Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 1: Standard Classes

If you register for a tier 1 class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited. You can reschedule a class only if notice is given 24 hours before the start time of the class. Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund 48 hours before the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email classes@precision-camera.com to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored.


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