Senior photography sessions - concept to delivery

Senior photography sessions - concept to delivery

Senior (graduates) photography is just dang fun. The youngsters are full of energy and eager to express who they are, and who they are becoming. Well, most of the time. I have had one or two in the past that made me feel on par with a trip to the dentist, but normally this is not the case. This was definitely not one of those times. 

I thought it might be helpful to those photographers looking to start, or do more, senior sessions if I outlined the entire process – from concept to completion. I’ll cover the essential pieces that have been helpful for me to create successful sessions and also to ensure that I actually enjoy doing them! Yah, that’s important too, right?!

In this post, I'll cover the thought process, planning, gear I use, lighting tips, workflow outline, software and presets, how to make the fun animated GIF in Photoshop, and how I make use of plugins for cool services to automate getting images online and shareable as fast as possible.

This session was extra special because...

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LunaGrip speedlight tool now shipping!

Your lighting bag just got a bit lighter! Thank you to everyone who placed a pre-order for the Westcott LunaGrip and have waited patiently for them to ship. I am excited to announce that we are officially shipping products and our first production run is going fast! 

The LunaGrip turns your speedlight and pop-up diffuser in to an easy to hold, light weight, beautiful soft light source. You can get the LunaGrip solo to use with your own diffuser, or as a kit that includes a Westcott 5-in-1 diffuser/reflector. 

Details, FAQs, and purchase information is here: www.LunaGrip.com

We've posted some videos to show the easy assembly as well as a couple of use scenarios. We'll be posted more videos to show the amazing versatility of the product in a wide variety of situations. 

Videos:

1) Assembly, setup tips, disassembly.

2) Outdoor use solo mixed with natural light

3) Outdoor use and using a second LunaGrip as a reflector

Westcott Top Pro photographer Kevin Kubota shows how to assemble the LunaGrip speedlite handle for photographers in this instructional video. The LunaGrip was designed by Kevin and allows photographers to pair their speedlight with their favorite diffusion disc for a easy-to-use modifier with beautiful light output.

Westcott Top Pro photographer Kevin Kubota uses the NEW Lunagrip speedlite modifier with high speed sync and natural lighting to capture beautiful senior portraits outdoors. Here, Kevin discusses a bunch of quick tips to help photographers capture professional outdoor images for their clients for ease.

Westcott Top Pro photographer Kevin Kubota uses two NEW LunaGrip speedlite modifiers to capture beautiful senior portraits outdoors. Here, Kevin discusses how he uses shadows and highlights to sculpt his portrait. He uses the LunaGrips to create a beautiful clamshell lighting.




A senior photo session - concept to delivery

A senior photo session - concept to delivery

Senior (graduates) photography is just dang fun. The youngsters are full of energy and eager to express who they are, and who they are becoming. Well, most of the time. I have had one or two in the past that made me feel on par with a trip to the dentist, but normally this is not the case. This was definitely not one of those times. 

I thought it might be helpful to those photographers looking to start, or do more, senior sessions if I outlined the entire process – from concept to completion. I’ll cover the essential pieces that have been helpful for me to create successful sessions and also to ensure that I actually enjoy doing them! Yah, that’s important too, right?!

In this post, I'll cover the thought process, planning, gear I use, lighting tips, workflow outline, software and presets, how to make the fun animated GIF in Photoshop, and how I make use of plugins for cool services to automate getting images online and shareable as fast as possible.

This session was extra special because...

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