In this lesson we show how you can rig your portrait gear to save time and make lighting those school portrait jobs (or any set of similarly posed individual shots) a snap. All the preparation you need to make this lesson work for you is a quick and cheap trip to a hardware store.
The "String" method refers to simply attaching a length of string to each piece of gear you use to shoot your portraits.
Go to the String Method lesson at Web Photo School.
Web Photo School is a comprehensive photo-educational Web site with online lessons that are accessible via the Internet anywhere in the world, are self-paced and without limits on the number of lessons a user can view per month. When you become a Web Photo School member (by month or year), you get access to all the lessons. The WPS team has worked hard to achieve a balance between posting many photos in each lesson and maintaining a fast load time. In the coming months, WPS hopes to post a Review section where Members can post their images and get feedback from Instructors and other Members.
WPS has a team of contributing instructors who are mainly working professionals in their fields. The list currently includes Paul Markow, John Beckett, Steve Dantzig (author and Hawaii-based wedding/portrait photographer), Wyatt Dexter (recent graduate of Brooks Institute), Ric Deliantoni (commercial product photographer), Gene Kester (CEO of Photoflex and former San Francisco-based commercial photographer) and Ben Clay.
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