Create a creative self-portrait with simple lighting techniques and digital post-production
The photographer Pitu López, specialist in advertising and editorial portraits, will teach you how to create a fantastic scene using the technique of photocomposition.
From several photographs and an elaborate process of postproduction in Photoshop, you will achieve impressive images that will make the viewer doubt between reality and fiction.
What's included in this course?
You will begin to know better the work, the beginnings and the influences of Pitu López within the creative photography.
Then Pitu will teach you the importance of having a good idea and be creative during the creation process based on the sketch, the analysis of the means you will need to compose your scene and how to make a good pre-production before the photo session.
Defined the idea and the elements to use, you will discover how to elaborate the lighting scheme starting from the sketch and prepare a background that adapts to the needs of the scene.
Once in the studio, you will learn to photograph people interacting with the environment and you will see Pitu's work flow between the camera and the computer. You will also know how to get the most out of RAW files and organize them so that all your resources are well controlled.
Finally, in the post-production phase with Photoshop you will learn how to turn the background into a night scene with adjustment layers, integrate the elements on the background, shading with brushes, create volumes and endow the final image with an atmosphere according to the scene. lighting effects and textures.
What is this course project?
The objective of this course is to create a photocomposition with yourself as a protagonist in which there is a great creative and visual charge.
Who is it aimed at?
To photographers, designers, illustrators and all those people interested in creative photography, illustration, film posters and the world of digital art.
You will need a digital camera, basic lighting equipment and a computer with Photoshop. If you also have a graphics tablet, much better, but it is not essential.
No previous knowledge of Photoshop is necessary but knowing the basic aspects of the photographic technique (speed, obturation, ISO, etc).
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Pitu López is a photographer specialized in photocomposition. Its portfolio includes scenes for advertising, editorial portraits and images for the promotion of different artists and brands.
He has worked for brands such as Clarins, Hendrick's Gin, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche or Banco Santander among others and personalities such as Vinila Von Bismark, Eva Hache, Leo Harlem or Alex O'Dogherty.
In most of his professional projects he develops several artistic disciplines, always with photography as a starting point.
In his personal work always seeks to create scenes with characters to generate an atmosphere from them. His images make the viewer doubt the confusion of the real fiction through the photocomposition.