Seniors, Exploring New Techniques

Beth Forester M.Photog.Cr., CPP

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Starting the senior girl session with a high fashion look using a fan Beth creates a series of head shots, in this segment she details all her lighting and captures full length, close up and 3/4 length images. Follow along to see when Beth forgets to duck. Ending the video segment Beth works an image in PhotoShop.

Beth Forester Bio

For 15 years, Beth Forester, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, has operated a boutique portrait studio in the small coal-mining town of Madison, WV.  Specializing in senior portraiture, she is known not only for her award-winning images, but also for her creative marketing strategies and business tactics.  Recognized as a leader in the photographic and business industry, she has been featured in various magazines, such as Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, Studio Photography & Design and WV Executive.

In fact, Beth has been named West Virginia Photographer of the Year three times (2004, 2006 and 2007) and Mid-East States Photographer of the Year twice (2006 and 2007).  Along the way to achieving these titles, Beth has earned 10 Kodak Gallery Awards, 4 Fuji Masterpiece Awards, 13 Loan Collection images and the prestigious PPA AN-NE Award for marketing.

In addition to running a full-time studio, Beth develops and markets her own software line: photoDUDS, a commercially-licensed series of DVD volumes containing graphic design elements, templates and marketing materials created specifically for professional photographers.