Creative Portrait Photography Series: Outdoor Milk Bath
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- Create pool-style portraits on a small budget - including detailed prop shopping tips
- How to visualize the setup and consider the location
- Know what the best camera settings are for your project, as well as tips for flash
- Posing tips on how to shape the model in a small space
- Understand how to use the light meter
- 3+ hours of Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop to retouch your images - these tricks will help you in all your future portrait shoots!
- You should have basic DSLR skills, and access to a flash unit with a trigger (e.g. pocket wizard)
- Access to Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom, and Photoshop
- The desire to create fashion inspired portrait images!
"This tutorial is first-rate! It shows step-by-step the process of doing an outdoor creative water shoot, and is loaded with helpful tips on how to do it (based on first-hand experience). Highly recommended for anyone interested in doing this super-creative type of shot!" - Dave Palmer
Are you looking for fresh inspiration in your beauty and fashion photography?
Do you want to take advantage of the nice weather and bring your photography sessions outdoors?
Do you suffer from a slow summer season and need new ways to attract more clients?
Do you want to create jaw dropping mini sessions to boost your income?
Do you want to stand out from the crowd, wow your clients and attract models with eye-catching photography?
Then this course is perfect for you. Celebrate the summer with a magazine style 'pool shoot' that is playful with a gorgeous feminine yet empowering look! Your clients will feel like top models in the Caribbean - and what's more, creative portrait photography doesn’t have to break the bank. There are no borders to conceptual photography, as we'll show you with inexpensive props and a small outdoor area.
You’ll be amazed at what you can do with just a kiddie pool, bath drops, flowers, milk and other creative props!
You will learn:
Preparing the shoot - location, practical considerations.
Posing tips when the model is lying in the kiddie pool.
Camera settings, using a light meter, flash and natural lighting options.
Fly on the wall view of 3 photoshoot sets - water, colors and flowers, milk 'hot pink'.
3+ hours of Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop videos to transform the images into stunning works of art!
Do you love working with flash? Natural light? Both?
Sandy and Matt will cover flash techniques and camera settings, as well as the best ways to take advantage of natural light to get the most variety from your shoot.
First, Sandy and Matt take you through the preparation and set up of the shoot, including what props to buy, practical tips on handling posing your model in water, and camera and lighting settings. Then you'll get a fly on the wall view of the shoot that implements all the ideas so you can do exactly the same.
Then Sandy walks through a complete, comprehensive Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop set of tutorials (over 3 hours) on how to transform the images into amazing works of fine art. At the end, your images will look like they belong in a high fashion magazine and your clients will receive a truly unique style of photography that sets you apart from your competitors.
Whether you are a beginner DSLR photographer or a seasoned pro, you will find a host of tips and tricks that will help you create fantastic images.
This highly practical course shows you a new way of beauty photography - how to create a ‘dreamy water’ pool-style that will be an outstanding addition to your portfolio. If you want to achieve higher sales, and help to think outside the box for your next photoshoot, then this course is for you!
- Portrait photographers who are looking for new inspiration
- Photographers who want to enhance their skills in Adobe Photoshop
Shooting in a small area like a kiddie pool only gives you a small frame in which to shoot, which may feel limiting at first. This is why briefing the model with the right posing instructions is crucial to achieving a wide variety of images. For your convenience you will also find some excerpts from Sandy's book Posing Like A Pro which gives you the most important overview on how to pose the model's hands.
Last but not least - we will explain why a light will make your life easier and why it takes the 'guess work' out of your photoshoot so you can focus on taking great images and not have to worry if your lighting is correct. In Photoshop this frees you up so you can be creative in your enhancements instead of focussing on corrections.
A fly on the wall view of the first set with just the kiddie and water - watch how Sandy communicates with the model Lady Aurora and flows through the different angles and poses. At the end you will see the original images versus the final images to give you a taste of what's the come!
The color label is just one way to rate your images, in this tutorial Sandy will show you how to rate your images with the star-system.
In this step it's all about "Bodytransformation" and "Bodyshaping" - how to change the model's body to make it looks its best without changing too much. Sandy will guide you to her workflow to help you using the Liquify Filter to create subtle yet stunning results.
Learn about the Frequency Separation Technique and How to save an "action". If you ever wanted to know how professional photographers are using the Frequency Separation (FS), now is your chance to watch Sandy do it. She will explain all these steps that look complicated at first but once mastered, you can apply it in future retouching projects with ease. And - you will learn how easy it is to record a "photoshop action" ! This way you won't need to worry about remembering all the steps about FS in the future.
After creating soft and beautiful looking skin, now it's time to add back some contrast to it. Sandy will explain different ways how photographers are using the "Dodge and Burn" Technique and which way to use it to master the best result for a three dimensional result that will slim, shape and flatter any body type.
In this lecture you will learn how to add even more flattering and dramatic contrast while at the same time you can judge if the image would also work as a black and white image.
As Sandy stated it is not necessary that you need to employ a make-up artist for your shoot. As long as your model or client can apply her make-up in a way that it provides a good base - everything else we can enhance and intensify in photoshop. See how easy it is to apply a different colored eye shadow, intensify blush and lipstick - and even nail polish you can change if you wish.
In this lecture you will see how Sandy edits the second set: It's going to be dreamy and you will learn to create stunning fine art.