2023 WorkshopsPhotography Workshops

Retro Polka

93 Minutes 4k Video Tutorial
Skill Level

Step back in time and embark on a journey into the retro world of polka-dot dresses, vintage cars, and more. In this tutorial, I’ll be using my trusted D750 DSLR along with a simple 50mm f1.8 lens and an old 80-200mm f2.8 push-pull lens from the 1980s.

In this comprehensive tutorial, I will show you how to determine the optimal lighting (naturally lit, of course) and address color casts from adjacent walls that reflect beautiful soft light patterns onto my lovely model, Susan. We’ll discuss concepts, styling, colors, posing, compositional errors, and how to rectify them. My aim is to inspire you to think more about visual artistry so that you can create your own themed/styled shoots that, in turn, can lead to potential client opportunities!

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Original price was: $59.00.Current price is: $19.00.


About Daniel

Hey there! I’m Daniel, a passionate portrait photographer and educator who’s determined to uplift and motivate fellow photographers worldwide. My goal is simple: to empower you to become the best photographer you can be!

Ever since I began my professional photography journey back in 2013, I’ve poured countless hours into honing my craft, pushing boundaries, and falling head over heels for the art of capturing Portraits. So if there’s anyone who knows what it’s like to grow 2 full-time photography businesses, you’re looking at him!

As a full-time photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of people from couples tying the knot to growing families, expectant mothers, adorable newborns, and everything in between. And now, I’m thrilled to share my hard-earned knowledge with you through my carefully crafted online photography classes that promise to transform your skills and techniques.

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about portrait photography and post-production skills in a way that’s easy to understand and put into practice. My aim is to help you see the world through a professional photographer’s eyes, so you too can create award-winning shots that capture the essence of any moment.

So, whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting, join me on this exciting journey to explore the beauty of portrait photography together!

1 review for Retro Polka

  1. Clifton Yaney

    Great tutorial! Of the 90 minute lesson, the first third is about everything that happens before the first shot is taken: Location, how the surrounding features play a huge role in indirect lighting, some thoughts on posing and direction, lens choice (and the different characteristics of different lenses in the same situation), etc. Maybe the most complete tutorial he’s offered yet. Great job.

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