STF: Building Drama
This 52 minute video tutorial follows Joel from start to finish on how he photographed and post processed this dramatic portrait of his son Nathan during a thunder storm in the Arizona desert. For this portrait Joel captured two images, one with the strobes in the frame, and one of a background plate and then in Photoshop he blends the two image together creating this final image. For the lighting, Joel demonstrate how he used only two small Speedlites to create this dramatic look. Take your creative skills to the next level with very minimal equipment to build drama in your portraits.
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Joel graduated from the University of Arizona in 1984 with a BFA in Photography, and soon established a commercial studio in Denver, Colorado. Joel has been selected as one of Canon’s exclusive Explorer Of Light photographers and a Westcott Top Pro Elite photographer. He has also been selected by Adobe as one of their Photoshop Feature Artists.
For over 30 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe. His assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and fifty countries around the globe. Joel currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.