Scenic Portraits Masterclass

$97

Learn how to capture better environmental portraits in this in-depth course starting from what gear to select, how to best capture the shots all the way through the post production using Lightroom and Photoshop.

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What you’ll Learn

In this course, we will go out on location for a live photo shoot at a beautiful coastal location. While on location you will learn about everything you need to know to capture stunning photographs. We will discuss how to search for the right spot, fit a person harmoniously into the scene, and use different types of lenses.

After the shoot we will go through a post-production workflow, explaining how to find the keepers from your shoot and bring your favorite images to life. Along the way I’ll share tips that can help you enhance your photos, correct underexposure, improve backlit photos, and more.

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Length

1 Hours 20 Minutes

Level

Beginner

Software

Lightroom + Photoshop

Curriculum

 

Welcome

Welcome and overview of the live shoot.

 

Pre Shoot Preparation

Listen along as Chris shares a few things to consider before a shoot begins.

 

Essential Gear

Chris shares what gear he’ll be using on this shoot.

 

Working with a Telephoto Lens

In this segment, Chris will discuss and demonstrate how to work best with a telephoto lens.

 

Directing subject and working with Props

Listen as watch as Chris discuss how including a prop can add some character to a frame.

 

Capturing Images with Props

Watch and learn how to best capture environmental portraits that include props.

 

Finding the Right Composition

Discover how you can compose and recompose the frame in order to get the best shot.

 

Working with a Wide-Open Scene

On this next location, Chris discusses how to work with wide open spaces to tell the story of this surfer with her surfboard.

 

Working with a Wide Angle Lens

Learn how to best use a wide-angle lens to include different elements (foreground, midground and background) cohesively into the frame.

 

Working with Backlight

Learn how to create a backlit sunburst effect.

 

The Wrap

Watch and listen as Chris wraps up the live shot and talks about what comes next.

 

Welcome

Watch a quick welcome and overview of what you’ll learn in this next section of the course.

 

The Initial Review and Essential Settings

Discover how best to approach all those images that you’ve captured so that you can review the shoot and apply some essential settings.

 

Grouping Images Into Collections

Learn how to group and organize your images together into a collection.

 

Rating the Images

Discover how to effectively rate your photographs so that you can separate the keepers from the rest.

 

Improving the Tree Photos

Using the Develop module controls, learn how to improve the photographs with the subject and the tree.

 

Final Details Before Photoshop

Discover how to finish up the image in Photoshop by using some powerful retouching tool.

 

Extending the Canvas in Photoshop

Learn and advanced technique for extending the canvas and improving the composition.

 

Correcting Underexposure

Learn how to fix exposure issues so that your images look their best.

 

Improving the Back Lit Photos

Learn key steps when processing back lit photography.

 

Making Subtle Improvements

Sometimes it’s the small adjustments that make all the difference in the world. Watch and learn as Chris makes some subtle yet significant improvements.

 

Lesson 22 - Finishing the Close Up Portraits

 

 

Going from Good to Better

Discover what’s required to finish up the close up portraits.

 

Rebuilding the Foreground in Photoshop

Learn how to take what you have done so far and make it even better.

 

Putting the Keepers in a Collection

Learn how to rebuild the foreground of an image in Photoshop in order to improve the overall composition.

Sneak Peak

 

Scenic Portraits Masterclass

$97

Learn how to capture better environmental portraits in this in-depth course starting from what gear to select, how to best capture the shots all the way through the post production using Lightroom and Photoshop.

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