Robert Harrington who recently talked Phottix Journal through how to shoot real estate has achieved something unique with his latest YouTube video lecture entitled The ’40s Glamour Portrait. Harrington’s tutorial has done a rare online double of being both an interesting video lecture, and becoming something of a viral, despite its 90 minute run time.
It’s easy to understand why the tutorial has become so popular among photography fans. The video is an informative and helpful presentation that keeps your interest beyond the first ten minutes right until the end. Despite only being uploaded 2 days ago it has received over 10,000 plays. Given its lengthy run time, and that not once does it feature toddlers or children, the buzz surrounding it is extra special.
Hailed by PetaPixel “because it’s a fantastic workshop that portraitists aren’t going to want to miss,” the tutorial “can’t wait.” They made Harrington’s video the exception to their norm of not posting long tutorials during the working week because both amateur and professionals will find the content to be of interest.
Harrington’s tutorial has seemingly inspired the online photography community, possibly because it isn’t like a lot of other tutorials where the viewer is left trying to follow a mouse as it whizzes about Photoshop. Instead it is well researched but delivered in a conversational tone, and focuses on, in Harrington’s own words, a refreshing style to re-discover for those who have been in the portrait game a long time. To benefit from the tutorial no prior knowledge is necessary as Harrington delivers at a pace which suits all levels.
The comments on YouTube show it has struck a genuine cord with viewers, fans appreciate ‘the unpolished but real qualities’ of the tutorial while at the same time they can ‘learn a lot’ from it. To watch the video click here.
What do you think? Have you tried 40s style photography before?