Editorial photography for Beauty and Digital Retouching

A course by The Nobody Photography
Photographer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 05/20/2017
, Photographer

Learn the secrets of lighting, colour and post-production for a fashion session

  • 98% Positive reviews (104)
  • 2218 students
  • Spanish with subtitles
Editorial photography for Beauty and Digital Retouching

Learn the secrets of lighting, colour and post-production for a fashion session

  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 98% Positive reviews (104)
  • 2218 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 22 Lessons (3h 34m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Color and lighting are the main ingredients in the photography of Fernando Rodríguez -known internationally as The Nobody Photography, a pseudonym with which he signs the numerous photographs that have appeared in publications around the world-. A technique with which he likes to experiment in search of a solid visual identity.

Focused on beauty and fashion photography, with his editorials he always finds a storyline that helps him tell a story. In this course, he will teach you how to conceptualize a fashion photographic production focusing especially on the use of light and color in photography. It will show you the process to carry out an editorial, from the first steps to post-production in Photoshop.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. How to prepare our editorial
  • U3
    U3. Production
  • U4
    U4. Postproduction
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by discovering the way in which Fernando documents for his editorials and will choose the theme for your project. You will also learn to create a moodboard that will help you profile lighting, styling, makeup and any other relevant element for production.

To continue, you will define the color palette that best suits your project, as well as the ideal lighting scheme.

You will learn to select and work with a model according to the needs of your publisher, as well as the essential points that you must take into account before choosing them. In addition, Fernando will give you the guidelines to organize the team of professionals that will help you during the photo shoot, from the assistant to the makeup manager.

It will be then when you get into the studio, the lights go on and you stand behind the camera to start the shooting. Fernando will talk about the equipment he usually uses and will give you some tips to prepare your lighting scheme.

You will see how a professional shooting is with Fernando and his team, in which five looks , varying the lighting, makeup and costumes.

Once the photographs are taken, you will learn to reveal the RAW files in order to work the postproduction in Photoshop, to take care of the framing and to use the liquefied tool correctly.

You will learn to treat the skin and hair with the technique of frequency separation. You will also discover how to use mask tools, focus and how to create and upload actions in Photoshop to automate processes in a professional manner.

To give depth to your image you will learn to use the technique of "dodge and burn", providing lights and shadows in a localized way. Using your predefined palettes you will finish making color adjustments in your photographs.

To finish, Fernando will teach you how to put together the editorial and how to prepare it for the different media.

What is this course's project?

You will develop a complete beauty editorial, from the conception of the idea, to the final postproduction, going through all the stages of production of a fashion editorial.

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Who is it for?

To photographers, designers and any passionate about color, lighting and the world of fashion.

What you need

Basic knowledge of photography and lighting is required, as well as an intermediate level of Adobe Photoshop.

With regard to materials, you will need a SLR camera with an 85 or 50mm lens, a lighting equipment (flashes or speedlights), light diffusers, colored gelatins and a computer with Lightroom and Photoshop.


2218 Students
104 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

The Nobody Photography


Fernando Rodríguez, better known as The Nobody Photography (the pseudonym with which he signs his photographs), is a graphic designer and creator of images. The prestigious fashion photographer Nick Knight is one of his references and masters.

His photographs have been published in magazines and publications in countries such as Mexico, the United States, Canada and England, among which Schon! , Lucys Magazine , Ellements , Elegant , Vulkan , Dreamingless , HUF , Flesh or Y-NOT among many others. In addition, his works have been exhibited in the United States and Mexico.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    How to prepare our editorial

    • Beauty editorial vs. editorial fashion
    • Conceptualization
    • Visual reference: moodboard
    • Color palettes
    • Light scheme
    • Model selection
    • Selection of the work team
  • U3


    • Workflow: makeup and styling
    • Technical team
    • Lighting and tests
    • Shooting I
    • Shooting II
  • U4


    • Files in Lightroom, copyright and file preparation for Photoshop
    • Smoothie and reframe
    • Skin retouching (frequency separation) I
    • Skin retouching (frequency separation) II
    • Masking and focus / contrast (actions)
    • Dodge & burn
    • Color correction and lights
    • File output and final editorial assembly
  • FP

    Final project

    • Editorial of beauty and digital retouching

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Editorial photography for Beauty and Digital Retouching. A Photograph, , and Video course by The Nobody Photography

Editorial photography for Beauty and Digital Retouching

A course by The Nobody Photography
Photographer. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 05/20/2017
  • 98% Positive reviews (104)
  • 2218 students