The Moment of Truth | with Cami Turpin - Mentor Live

The Moment of Truth | with Cami Turpin - Mentor Live


With digital photography, it’s easy to get lazy, to shoot using the “spray and pray” method, taking unlimited shots with next to no consequences knowing that chances are one or two will work out. On top of that, with such sophisticated editing programs, you can “save” almost any shot in post processing. Even seasoned photographers can go on auto pilot, or just feel uninspired sometimes, shooting without thinking, hoping they can make something out of nothing later on. Of course there is fun & creativity in editing, but there’s even more magic when you get the shot right in-camera to begin with. This course will discuss how to visualize, plan, and prepare for your shot or your session before you push the shutter. It will discuss how shooting film has helped Cami slow down and make sure she knows exactly what she wants before she even starts. When you get to the heart of the story before you even take your first shot, you can elevate your work and bring out your very best, whether you are shooting film or digital.

  • The “Heart of the Story”: identifying what you are trying say; integrating your style & voice in your story

  • Shooting Right: Overshooting Pitfalls and how to avoid them

  • How to think through your shot before hitting the shutter: storyline, light, aperture, shutter speed, and composition

  • The Whole Story: piecing your story together

  • Creating natural moments & connections: personal work, client sessions, posed photography vs storytelling

  • Watch Cami as she edits to help assist you in editing your own storytelling images: culling, Lightroom, Photoshop and creative edits vs clean edits

  • BONUS - Getting started on film: gear, film, exposure & processing

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