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Narrative Photography: Storytelling with Photo Essays

with Mike Hill
Go on location to capture and curate shots that reveal the unique story of your subject!

Go behind the scenes on two Las Vegas photo shoots with professional photographer Mike Hill, and learn how to create captivating photo essays from start to finish. Navigate on-location demands, and collaborate with subjects for candid, authentic photos. Effectively frame compelling shots using compositional principles, and learn when and how to adjust available light with on and off-camera flash and affordable modifiers. Then, enjoy step-by-step guidance through Adobe Lightroom to quickly narrow down hundreds of photos to a small collection of shots that reveal your subject’s story.

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Lesson 1. What is Narrative Photography?

  • Mike offers recommendations on pre-shoot planning and shares photos from his portfolio as he explains how to tell a person's story through striking imagery.


Lesson 2. Shooting Process: Indoors


Lesson 3. Environmental Portraiture


Lesson 4. Shooting Process: Outdoors


Lesson 5. Organizing Photos in Lightroom


Lesson 6. Editing Photos in Lightroom

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