'How to Create Portraiture That is a Work of Art' with Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler is best known for creative fashion and beauty work, but aside from her stunning and unique photography, she’s a great speaker and educator. She recently gave a two-hour master class at B&H on how to create a portrait that is a work of art. Listen to her and learn how to elevate your imagery and improve your workflow from pre- to post-production if you wish to build a portfolio that stands out.

Coming up with creative and unique ideas isn’t easy. If you are a long-time reader, perhaps you’ve already stumbled upon one of my previous articles on how to get the initial idea and refine it a bit. However, the pre-production, the making process, and the retouching to get to the final image were not part of the subject.

In the master class taught by Adler, you’ll learn a lot on the matter. Some tips she gives may seem logical, but as photographers, we have a tendency to often forget the simple things. For example, reflecting on why you shoot an image or a series will drastically change the way you set up everything and direct your team. She also details the importance of creating a mood board to get everyone on the same boat and have a precise idea of what has to be created.

Perhaps your time is limited and you don’t have two hours on your hands to listen to the full workshop. Then just listen to it while retouching. Seeing the video does help to understand, but even just by listening to it, you’ll pick up a few golden nuggets.

For more similar content by Lindsay Adler, head over to her educational website.

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Henry Canyons's picture

Excellent tutorial.

Adam Rubinstein's picture

Dead link to B&H. Here's the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJLIK_t7kx0