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How to Use a Chair as a Prop for Studio Portraits by Gavin Hoey

2/09/2023 Matt 0 Comments


The chair next to you could become the ideal accessory to make your next portrait session one-of-a-kind.  So, how can you integrate a chair into a studio portrait session?

Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates three methods to use a chair effectively as a component of the portrait instead of just a random piece of furniture.

First, Gavin emphasizes the importance of illuminating both the model and the chair with proper lighting. He then demonstrates how to incorporate the whole chair into the frame and composition. Finally, he shows how a chair can serve as both a prop and a posing aid.

Lastly, Gavin reveals his quick and easy Photoshop editing process to achieve the desired muted color palette.

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About Gavin Hoey:

Gavin Hoey, an AdoramaTV veteran, is a seasoned photographer, a master of Photoshop, Olympus ambassador and trainer of all things photographic.Let's Get Connected:

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