Ep 177: After the shoot: High School Senior Portraits

Gina and Valerie spend two days shooting together – and live to tell the tale!

After filming a course in how to shoot high school senior portraits, Gina and Valerie debrief on key hacks including how to create a studio look headshot using natural light, tinfoil and a cardboard box. And how to create a beautiful portrait background using bath towels!

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Show notes

Topics covered:

How to create a beautiful portrait background using bath towels
How to create a studio look headshot using natural light, tinfoil and a cardboard box

We debrief on our high school senior portrait shoot

  • manifesting a vintage vespa
  • the importance of shooting to fill your soul
Image by Gina Milicia This blue background was created using blue bath towels

 

Camera settings

ISO 400
F 1.8
Canon 85mm @ 1/400th second

Behind the scenes image using blue bath towels

The peekabo reflector

Behind the scenes image of silver reflector Macgyvered from a grape box and tin foil
Close up detail of silver reflector Macgyvered from a grape box and tin foil
Fill light Macgyver style
Above: Image with reflector
Above: Image without reflector

If you want to look a bit more professional on set try one of the reflectors below

Westcott Omega Reflector Kit

Above: Bike image, Avalon beach, NSW. Image by Gina Milicia

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