Minimalist Portrait Techniques, Avedon style with LaCour Studio

Minimalist Portrait Techniques, Avedon style with LaCour Studio



hey guys today I'm going to show you some minimalist portrait techniques we're gonna photograph a friend of mine named Jesse he's a fellow jiu-jitsu artist and we're gonna use this camera this is the 5d Mark 3 with a 85 millimeter lens also Jesse's gonna give us some ideas of how to tell when your steak is done the portraits we're going to do a very simple so you can tell it focus on the subject and I keep it with a very simple flat light and which we're using open sky today I have a Instagram called liqueur studio got the idea from Richard Avedon one of his most famous books was in the American West he basically used a white background just like this and he would set it up outdoors and it gives you the studio look but you're also able to you know experience nature you know and there's another thing another factor to this is when you have people outside and you're photographing them they seem to you know I feel like you can get more out of your subject if you are photographing them outside it's not as confined as a studio look here comes our portrait subject now what's up this is Jesse Jesse is also a fellow jiu-jitsu artist and I am gonna do some quick portraits of him I kind of want to talk to you a little more about your tournament as well you prepared go ahead and sit right there for a second check it out do you have a good training session last night everything was good and smooth and controlled it was just like I said taking that that small little file and getting that razor edge now yeah order went over a few little small shift in my hips of right place and I feel confident now today is gonna be a small probably hop on the bike flush out a few things just okay easy but might recovery day keep it easy I had a friend at the old gym I trained at and Marcelo Garcia's Phil one of the black belts there said something to me before one of my first tournaments he told me you kind of want to miss it a little bit I was like should I take a day off I was like I didn't know if I should take a day off you get hungry for you yeah oh man all right yeah a breeze a little spark thank you yeah because it makes you a little more hungry you just ready to just hit it hard and so I think that's a good some good advice I kind of wanted to see if I can give you some sort of being that I've been doing it for a while but currently we're doing a portrait and like I said we're simulating a look by Richard Avedon where he uses a simple white background and we're gonna use the sky the open sky to light our subject and we'll get a few portraits and then you're also going to see a little later we're gonna have he's gonna be explaining a little bit about why he does jiu-jitsu and so you'll see that in a minute right now you're just gonna see us take a few portraits I always use this little crook color car to custom color photos good thing to use the only drawback with this is the wind in the background but we're gonna make it work um facing and we're also dealing with yeah that kind of stuff with the windy location [Applause] best thing about doing a portrait outside subjects a little more free and just less confined than like a studio setting but sometimes you got a deal with this you have to deal with the elements that's the hard part a lot of times if you learn to work with the elements you can make it work for you you always get something really good something you didn't expect in the past let's get steaks Jesse and I are gonna race tomorrow for diet I don't think we even had any bed Jesus that's fine that probably looks good yeah we're gonna throw that on here bull he looks like he's a grill pro dude just just by tapping it yeah I think it they'll tell about how much the juice is coming out of it that's when it's when is with the gushing out art is still good and bread and still cook on the inside when stocks kind of juice in as much and start getting it kind of burning like that on there it's cooked fully through cuz that juice coming out is what keeps it from burning on these outside that you won't want happen one of these down this make sure I'm doing the macros anyway so I'm trying this takes really good right mm-hmm so what made you wanted to be a mechanical engineer what made you go do you know when you realize that you wanted to do that um I never truly realized it was one of those things where said okay mechanical engineering no it was kind of the the jack-of-all-trades it was the way I looked at it was there's always gonna be something broken that needs to be fixed know what a mechanical engineer does for the most part and a lot of these positions is looks at a problem solves it gives it back up and running and that's what I like to do it I like to fix things like to help that's really when you really think about it that's kind of like what life is anyway yeah it's probably something yeah tabali solving weights only trying to fix it exactly it's kind of figure out and I mean it yeah that's what you know we go didn't train you just before you figure out the problem that you have and then you go and you work to solve it okay so that's a that's actually no the reason why I kind of like jujitsu to give my problem solver mind that I kind of have it's very fun to see all those different avenues and solving the issue that that's why I love drillings you know I love sitting there picking that partner moving that need one spot different argument living your hand on the collar of an inch and you're just figuring those kind of stuff out as always thanks for watching don't forget to Like subscribe hit the bell all those things and don't forget always go to class always go to class I kind of like how you can see through this thing

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