Lighting for Seniors

Bry Cox M.Photog.Cr., CPP

A senior portrait is a huge milestone for a young person – and sometimes even more so for the parents footing the bill! How do you deliver a result that will knock their socks off AND make Mom and Dad want to purchase? Instructor Bry Cox shows you the lighting techniques you need to ensure the portraits are a smash.

From using softboxes to explaining how to meter and balance your light, Bry starts with the fundamentals. Want to know where you have the most light control and how to use it? You will. Bry also covers the magic of strobe lights, continuous lights, short and broad light – and the impact they make in your senior photos.

Then Bry steps it up a notch, discussing additional lights and techniques to incorporate. The kicker isn’t just a member of the football team; it’s a use of light to enhance your senior shoot! (If you didn’t know that, you will.) And it doesn’t stop there. You’ll also learn what you can do with color gels, what to mix, what to avoid, and how to go high-fashion with glamour lighting, hair lights and beauty dishes! After all, you won’t use what you don’t know.

By the end of this class, Bry will have taught you the tools, the techniques and even the posing tricks you need to make this the best shot of your senior’s high school career.

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Bry Cox Bio

Bry Cox is a PPA Master/Craftsman with PPA Certification, an Adobe software Partner, and NIK software partner. For over a decade, he has taught workshops to professional photographers all over the US and Canada, and many places in China as well. He has created many tools for photographers including Photoshop tools, tutorial DVDs, and three self-help books which have had rave reviews.

Bry Cox’s images are used by Capitol Records, CMT, ads for Fuji Film, ads for PocketWizard, and for covers/national magazines like Billboard, TV Guide, American Photo, Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, American Girl, and photography magazines in China and Canada. His images are used by VIPs, filmmakers, TV anchors, musicians and other prominent people like LeAnne Rimes, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton-John, Ryan Shupe, Donny and Marie Osmond, Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Forbes, Mitt Romney, and the last four Utah Governors!

Short list of image awards:
• Gold Medal Winner out of 25,000 International Photographers
• Master Photographer of the Year, and Photographer of the Year many times state and nationally
• 8 Time Winner of the Fuji Masterpiece Award
• 6 Time Winner of the Kodak Gallery Award
• A PPA Master/Craftsman many times over.

Bry’s workshops are a good combination of business principals juxtaposed with the creative aspects of a successful artist.