Music Photography: How to Create Stunning Portraits | Jay Blakesberg | Skillshare

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Jay Blakesberg, Rock & Roll Photographer

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9 Lessons (1h 33m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:05
    • 2. The Class Project

      4:20
    • 3. Understanding Your Gear

      13:02
    • 4. Shooting Live Events

      16:15
    • 5. Taking Portraits

      16:15
    • 6. Editing Your Photos

      17:59
    • 7. Selecting and Exporting

      12:46
    • 8. Bonus Lesson: Marketing Your Work

      9:27
    • 9. Conclusion

      1:12
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About This Class

Want to learn about the art of capturing a moment in music? Join famed rock photographer Jay Blakesberg as he takes you behind the scenes and shares his approach for taking meaningful portraits and live event photos.

In this 90-minute class, Jay Blakesberg dives head-first into the exciting world of rock and roll photography. Students in this class will gain deep insight into many aspects of photography, ranging from gear and camera settings, portrait work, live events, post production, marketing, and business.

Hands-on lessons include:

  • Choosing the right gear for portrait and live work
  • Shooting with your DSLR¬†and experimenting with¬†aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • Taking meaningful portraits with a live subject
  • Editing and marketing your photography to get your name out there.

Perfect for both beginner and intermediate photographers, this class will cover the basics of taking meaningful photographs, and move into a deeper understanding of navigating the live music scene, and how to get your work seen!


Note: this class focuses on DSLR photography. Many of the techniques can be used with smartphones, but DSLR cameras are suggested in order to get the most out of the class.