Program / Family & Celebrity Portraiture: Quick ‘n Easy
Derrel Todd
Derrel Todd
Session Time: Jan 15th 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Location: National Harbor 3
Track(s): Portrait, Technique


Derrel R. Todd is a successful wedding, family, and celebrity photographer. His 33 years of experience in our chosen profession has given him a front row seat to the numerous trends, client desires, and changes within our ever evolving photography industry.  In this class, attendees will learn:

  • How to quickly put their subjects at ease,
  • How to obtain the kind of images that will one day be considered timeless
  • How to set themselves apart from a seemingly already crowded field



  • Watch as Derrel uses one key light to create traditional and dramatic lighting on subjects. Attendees will become proficient with one light thereby creating compelling portraits, quickly.
  • Attendees will also learn how to add additional lights as desired in order to give their images more “snap” and a commercial appeal.
  • Getting your resulting images in front of stakeholders, including but not limited to managers, publicists, and more.