Learn to use the language of lighting and photograph retouching with Photoshop to tell stories
In the world of photography, the creation of a concept is as important as the mastery of technique. Félix Hernández -phographer and graphic designer known internationally for his creations with miniatures, which he teaches to perform in the course Creative photography in studio with scale models - will teach you to develop concepts, exploring your personal vision, to achieve unique and impacting images.
In this course you will immerse yourself in the universe of conceptual studio portraiture, using the language of light as the guiding thread to create dazzling images.
What's included in this course?
You will begin to understand the importance of creating a solid concept to ensure that they have their own language and great visual content.
In the preproduction stage Felix will talk to you about the technical team necessary to carry out your project, with special emphasis on the study flashes and their modifiers. It will teach you to land your ideas, choose your models and make a lighting scheme.
Once on the set, you will work with one, two and three points of light to create your own scenes and photograph them.
Once you have your photographs, Felix will tell you about the post-production process. It will explain how to do the development with Camera Raw, the separation of frequencies, dodge and burn and retouch with Photoshop and the color grading with Nik Collection.
You will learn to gather several images to get a higher resolution. You will discover how to make black and white images through three different processes and you will see how to export images in art quality and how to optimize them in order to share them in social networks.
What is this course project about?
You will realize three photographic projects illuminating with one, two and three studio flashes.
Who is it for?
Professional or amateur photographers and anyone interested in looking for their own photographic style exploring the conceptual possibilities of the image.
It is advisable to know how to use your camera in manual mode and have basic knowledge of Photoshop.
You will need a 35mm camera, a 50mm lens or more, a tripod, three studio flashes or speedlights. In addition, you will need modifiers such as beauty dish, softboxes and umbrellas, a background, a model and all kinds of props. A computer with Photoshop and Nik Collection Software is also indispensable.
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The secret of Felix Hernandez is to imagine and create concepts consistent with his photographs. Working primarily in studio, he mixes camera effects with digital art to achieve realistic images and bring his scale models to life. In recent years, his work with figures to scale has gone viral and has been shared and published in media around the world.
He currently lives in Cancun where he produces creative concepts and images for clients of his own creative firm, as well as for other advertising agencies and national and international clients. He also writes custom-made articles for photographic magazines such as: Retouched Magazine, DOCMA, Digital Camera, Digital SLR Photography, Digital Photo, Good Light Magazine, etc.