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TECH TIPS: Getting The Shot with Corey Rich: Athlete Portrait

“Getting The Shot: Tech Tips” are free 5- to 10-minute tutorials brought to you by Corey Rich, a Nikon USA Ambassador and one of the world’s leading commercial and advertising storytellers. An offshoot of “Getting the Shot with Corey Rich”—Rich’s more in-depth how-to video series—“GTS: Tech Tips” appear every month on These straightforward,  educational videos take virtually no time out of your day, but are sure to save you hours and hours of learning the hard way. “Getting the Shot: Tech Tips” is a fresh, relevant tutorial series for those wanting to produce great still imagery and dynamic motion spots.

Outtakes from” Getting the Shot: Athlete Portrait

Corey takes us inside a New York City studio and runs through the whole process of making an athlete portrait, start to finish. He explains the thought process behind the creativity, shows a lighting schematic and ultimately reveals the post-production process that goes into creating a great portrait.

Final portrait.


  1. Hi, loving the new blog, Tech tips is great !

  2. Because your inmages look considerbly different from the back of the camera (or tethered computer in this case) to the finish product. Did you show her the photographs during the shoot or only after they had been processed?

    • Corey Rich Productions says

      Hi Frank, Throughout the shoot, our model was able to see the images as they were being made by reviewing on the laptop during the shoot. Cheers!

  3. Corey – you are a great teacher (and funny)! I am really enjoying the creative live shoot plus your tech tips. I hope to see more of these posts – this is tremendously helpful.



  4. Corey, really enjoyed the 3 days at Creative Live. You are a great teacher and an outstanding photographer!


  5. Cory, CL was awesome. Got paid, bought the class. I have so many idea’s on different projects that I cant sleep. Thank you for taking me to the next level of photography.

  6. 6 lights? seems like a lot.
    Great result, but a very involved setup. It is beyond me.

    I look forward to more tech tips.

  7. Did not help me out at all. Just glossed over everything. Who can afford these lights?? What technique i can follow? None . Just another video bragging on what he can do . . .


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