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This chapter opens with Jai's favorite part of her business, photoshoots. In this introduction to the photoshoot section, Jai expresses what she thinks is most important for you to watch while she shoots.
Jai introduces the first shoot with Anna. Here Jai talks about all the details that went into building this concept, about the wardrobe, the hair, the makeup, and everything that will help tell the story Jai has prepared for Anna.
Understanding how the body moves and which poses work for different scenarios is a complete game-changer for every photographer. Throughout this tutorial you see Jai mirroring poses for the subject in order to take away the insecurity a lot of people feel in front of the camera.
Studio lighting does not need to be complex, have multiple lights, or be scary. Jai starts the process of showing you her go-to lighting set-ups by demonstrating what is possible with just a single light source.
Fill light is a light source that generally is at lower power and at a different angle than the key (or primary) light. The fill light is designed to reduce contrast in images, often reducing the depth of shadows.
Jai demonstrates adding the fill light to your shoot, often by simply bouncing th...
Jai discusses why adding a grid to your light can narrow the falloff or spill of lighting in order to control where the light lands on the subject or background. Jai does this by using a classic clamshell lighting scenario where the grid brings the light in on her subject.
Monique - Hard Versus Soft Light & Broad Versus Short Light
Jai explores using some classic lighting scenarios- hard light, soft light, in both a broad and short situation. Jai shows how they can be combined and utilized for artistic and dramatic images. These simple lighting scenarios can be used to really drive your vision forward and give your clients...
Understanding how your clients feel is a key factor to Jai's overall business success. In this video, Monique describes her experience. Jai investigates why getting a picture taken is so nerve-wracking for some people and how photographers can help overcome these fears.