Studio Lighting and Posing Tips by Rick Ferro

April 2, 2009 by  
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Learn to make photos like this

Here’s a photography class EVERY wedding and portrait photographer needs to see.

In this 30-minute photography video titled “Contemporary Bridal Portraiture”, we join master photographer Rick Ferro in creating contemporary bridal portraits.

Watch as Rick shows us how he creates his award winning images using very simple easy to duplicate lighting set-ups. All of the portraits created in this video were made with the latest in continuous lighting, the Wescott Spiderlites.

In the first set up Rick walks you through creating traditional bridal portraits. Then moves to a traditional 3/4 length bridal and cover proper lighting and hand posing.

In the next session watch as Rick creates romantic bridal portraits using a very simple lighting set-up. Theses romantic portraits can be created in the studio or can be easily created in the brides home.

In the next session watch and learn as Rick demonstrates how he creates his high fashion bridal portraits with only one light.

In the next scenario Rick creates much more dramatic bridal portraits with a simple one light set-up. Then modifiers the set slightly and demonstrates lighting and posing techniques for perfect profile portraits

Topics Include:

• Traditional Bridal Portraits
• Posing the Bride
• Fashion Bridals Using One Light
• Perfect Profile Portraits
• Dramatic Lighting Techniques
• Romantic Portraits

About Rick Ferro:
For the last 39 years Rick has impacted the photographic community by being one of the leading photographers in the nation. Rick began his career photographing for the Miami Dolphins, going on to owning several successful studios and in 1993 helped develop the Wedding Photographic Department for Walt Disney World. He started Signature Studio in 2001 when he married his wife Deborah. He is a Certified, Master Photographer and received, along with his wife, the United Nations Leadership Award from the International Photographic Council in 2006. Rick’s love and passion for photography and people is evident in his work.    Rick’s Website

View the Trailer

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Here’s are a few of the images from the shoot.  Learn how to make photos like these with this video.