Editorial Photography for Magazines

A course by Jorge Alvariño
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 04/23/2014
, Photographer

Learn photography for editorial portraits

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% Positive reviews (121)
  • 2184 students
Editorial Photography for Magazines

Learn photography for editorial portraits

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% Positive reviews (121)
  • 2184 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 20 Lessons (2h 58m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Lights, camera ... photon! Learn to make step by step an editorial portrait session for the cover of a magazine, from preproduction to the final touches, following the techniques and tricks of renowned photographer Jorge Alvariño.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preproduction
  • U3
    U3. Production
  • U4
    U4. Editing and Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final project
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The editorial portrait is a discipline within photography that allows us to approach a work method that will be useful for any type of photo session. The idea of the course is to learn to make portraits with flash lighting and continuous light, shelling the workflow from start to finish so that it can be applied not only to portrait work but to any photographic work in the future.

We will start with preproduction: We will analyze the assignment, the medium where we are going to publish, the needs of the photographic session -and we will think about the concept of the session, of course-.

Once the previous work is closed, we will go to a studio to make the photographs, using three different light sources: studio flash, strobist flash and continuous light. Remember that this course is 100% online, you do not need to get up from your chair to go to any studio. Observe and take note.

Afterwards, we will download the photos in our computer and with Ligthroom we will carry out the selection process for the cover and interior of the publisher, we will reveal the raw and we will finish squeezing those images with Photoshop.

To finish, we will prepare our final file to send our client online. And with this you will be the master of the coated paper! ;)

What is this course's project?

Create a photographic editorial for the cover and interior of the imaginary magazine "Domestika Magazine".

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at photographers, retouchers or advanced amateurs who want to learn techniques and tricks to improve their photographic skills, especially in portraiture.

What do you think you do not have the level? Do not worry, you can learn by seeing a professional working and understand the entire process of creating a studio photo.

What you need

To get the most out of this course you should know how to handle with the camera of photos and have basic knowledge of Photoshop and Lightroom.

Materials that you need: Camera of photos - if it is reflex better - and a computer with Photoshop and Lightroom installed. And most important: Your muse! A model or friend who does not mind leaving in your final project. It does not have to be the act of Tamar Novas or that he has won a Goya, we know that not everyone has the contacts of Jorge Alvariño ...


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Jorge Alvariño

A course by Jorge Alvariño


I'm Jorge Alvariño and I started working as a fotofija in film shoots, making promotional photographs and movie posters with international producers and distributors like Apaches Entertainment, Aurum, Paramount, Universal Pictures, Telecinco Cinema or Antena 3 Films.

I have carried out advertising campaigns for different clients: Coca Cola, Banco Santander, BBVA, Bancaja, EMI music and, since mid-2011, I am represented in advertising by Maribel Zaldivar, for the agency Essencial.

I have portrayed celebrities such as Elijah Wood, Javier Bardem, Alec Baldwin, Sasha Gray, Clive Owen, Pau Gasol, Daniel Brühl, Corey Feldman for publications such as Esquire, Empire, Rolling Stone, Premiere, American Cinematographer, Vogue, El Pais Semanal, El Sunday and other international journals. I am currently the director of photography of the magazines for ipad VIS-À-VIS and MINE.


  • U1


    • I introduce myself
    • Influences and references
    • Presentation of the course / Workflow
  • U2


    • Analysis of the editorial order
    • References
    • Preparing the equipment - Part 1
    • Preparing the equipment - Part 2
  • U3


    • Method of work in a shooting
    • Making the cover: Shooting with flashes
    • Performing photo with black background
    • Realizing indoor photo on white background
    • Making an interior photo in cyclorama
    • Shooting with continuous light
    • Shooting with strobist
  • U4

    Editing and Postproduction

    • Edition / negotiation / edition - Part 1
    • Edition / negotiation / edition - Part 2
    • Post-production in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC - Part 1
    • Post-production in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC - Part 2
    • Post-production in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC - Part 3
    • Final file preparation and shipping
  • FP

    Final project

    • With flash and crazy

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Editorial Photography for Magazines. A Photography, and Video course by Jorge Alvariño

Editorial Photography for Magazines

A course by Jorge Alvariño
Photographer. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 04/23/2014
  • 95% Positive reviews (121)
  • 2184 students