Drew Gardner’s behind the photo, On the Wall video how-to tutorial

In this video tutorial Drew Gardner talks about his conceptual photograph, On the Wall, from his Alice in Wonderland photography series. This is tutorial 2 of 15 from the series, you will learn that sometimes the most magical and successful photographs not only come from careful planning but also adapting so you can take advantage of an unforeseen opportunity. Drew discusses how he happened upon the most picturesque perfect spot during a 2 day shoot and adapted to incorporate the location into the schedule.

To see another great example of adapting your photo shoot under pressure you should check out the Sea of Tears how-to, another awesome shot from the Alice in Wonderland series.

One tip Drew offeres from his years of expertise is to engage the model, this provides for the perfect expression and builds your relationship with your subject. To see an example of engaging the model for a true portrait you should check out the Vinnie Jones portrait tutorial.

This video will answer the following questions:

  • what are the benefits of adapting for the unforeseen opportunity for your conceptual photography shoot?
  • how do you light on location for a large area to achieve great depth and perspective?
  • what are the benefits of adapting to unforeseen problems during your photoshoot?
  • what is the importance of engaging/communicating with the model?

Length:

00:32

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