Show #37 – Scott Greene – Senior Portraits
Host Mike Howard & Tim Kemperle (Kathleen Bowie is off tonight) are joined for Show #37 by Scott Greene of Scott Greene Photography. The guys cover a bit of recent news, cover the debate on if you should use a lens filter or not and then go over some self promotion ideas, especially related to Senior portraits.
- Mac virus – http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/13/tech/web/apple-mac-virus-fix/index.html
- Canon 5D Mark III light leak – http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e02480538fc7&WT.mc_id=C126149
- New Canon DSLR with 4K video – http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/04/12/Canon-EOS-1D-C-4K-capable-DSLR
Nikon D800 issues – http://nikonrumors.com/2012/03/27/nikon-d800-issues.aspx/
- Issue with green cast on the LCD monitor
- CF / SD card compatibility issues (cheap / older cards)
- Tethered shooting – issues when shooting manual, when stopped down r high shutter you can not see a live image
- Fuzzy “Live View” magnification
- Wireless flash trigger issues
Discussion with Scott Greene:
Lens Filters – UV Filter, debate – does it affect the quality of the image. Scott did a test between the use and nonuse. Scott will continue to use…the filter because he would rather break a filter than the front element.
Types of Filters currently used:
- UV / Skylight – protect the front element
- Circular Polarizer – creates a deep blue sky, see through water or glass without reflections
- Neutral Density (ND) – reduces the amount of light striking the sensor
- Infrared -picture looks like a negative…green trees turn white
Billboards – How many people call the number on the board
- Consensus – none
Question – how do you as a photographer promote yourself?
- Senior photos – promote through Facebook.
- Create ads with photos taken and Tag photo of senior…usually will create some additional photo sessions
- Place an ad in Yearbook, journals..etc.
- Anticipate some of these photos may turn into future Wedding sessions
- How do you get people to look “in love” and not cheesy, get them comfortable enough
- Hopefully if shooting a wedding the couple is already comfortable…if not usually you need to relax they guy and move forward
- What determines the location you shoot
- Typically, try to capture personality of the person being shot.
- What kind of things do you discuss with your clients prior to the session?
- Help decide a location, understand the client prior to the shoot.
- Generally the first 15 minutes of the shoot are the odd time of learning each other.
- Average time for a Senior shoot.
- One to one-half hours…multiple locations
- What about wardrobe? Seniors/engagements
- Pet Peeve – no shirts with writing that can be read…a distraction
- What lens do you shoot with the most?
- 70-200 f2.8, go to lens…80% of the time
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