Portrait Photography and Retouching with Continuous Light

A course by Mikeila Borgia
Photographer, art director and retoucher. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined July 2015
, Photographer, art director and retoucher

Experiment with the colour of the image through illumination and post-production

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (91)
  • 2108 students

Experiment with the colour of the image through illumination and post-production



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (91)
  • 2108 students
  • 15 lessons (1h 58m)
  • 16 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Mikeila Borgia - visual artist specializing in conceptual photography, art direction and digital retouching - uses photography as an expressive medium that allows her to explore her own environment. In his work it is common to find a lot of color, which is incorporated into photography through light, styling, retouching and different everyday elements that bring a unique touch.

In this course he will teach you to experiment with continuous light in your portraits, using neon lights. Through this and other elements you will achieve vibrant images that allow you to play with the emotional meaning of photography thanks to color.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Creativity and preproduction
  • U3
    U3. Realization and shooting
  • U4
    U4. Digital creativity, how to enhance our images with Photoshop
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by knowing the work of Mikeila, who will tell you about her experience as a visual artist and her referents.

Then, you will talk about the process of preproduction of the image and you will understand the importance of the creative process, the choice of the model and you will learn to make decisions regarding makeup and styling, which are so much present in the work of Mikeila.

You will see how a shooting is done, observing how Mikeila works with her models directing poses, lighting and experimenting with other elements such as prisms and CDs.

In the post-production phase, you will get into Photoshop. You will use this tool to make cosmetic retouching, add textures and volumes.

What is this course's project?

You will make a series of photographic portraits using the expressive, luminous and compositional techniques learned during the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To photographers, retouchers, designers and digital artists, professionals or amateurs, who want to incorporate expressive techniques and resources into the portrait using light as a means to explore color.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is necessary, since Mikeila will guide you throughout the process, although it is advisable to have at least basic knowledge of photography and digital retouching.

With regard to materials, you will need a reflex camera, a continuous light source, a computer in which you must have Photoshop installed and a digital development program -like Lightroom or Camera Raw- and all kinds of elements that add texture to your photographs , such as prisms, CDs, mirrors, etc.


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2108 Students
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95% Positive ratings

Mikeila Borgia

A course by Mikeila Borgia

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Photographer, art director and retoucher

Mikeila Borgia has been working as a visual artist specialized in conceptual photography, art direction and digital retouching for over a decade. He has always used photography as a medium and an expressive channel, using light and color as the main vehicle.

He has worked in film and advertising adapting to different areas such as art direction, photography direction, postproduction and character design, among others. Among its customers are Philips, Avon and Coca-Cola, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Creativity and preproduction

    • Gestation of the idea and creative development
    • Materialization and production planning. The role of the producer.
  • U3

    Realization and shooting

    • Preparation of space and technical equipment
    • Lighting and creation of atmosphere
    • Shooting urban look and futuristic look
  • U4

    Digital creativity, how to enhance our images with Photoshop

    • Get the highest quality
    • Preparation and analysis of the image
    • Cosmetic Retouch I
    • Cosmetic Retouch II
    • Experiment with textures
    • Color mutation and final finish
    • Retouch futuristic look I
    • Retouch futuristic look II
  • FP

    Final project

    • Photographic portrait with continuous light

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Portrait Photography and Retouching with Continuous Light. Photography, and Video course by Mikeila Borgia

Portrait Photography and Retouching with Continuous Light

A course by Mikeila Borgia
Photographer, art director and retoucher. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined July 2015
  • 95% positive reviews (91)
  • 2108 students