Learn advanced techniques to create realistic images with scale models
Although the final aspect of all his photographs is great, Felix Hernandez stands out for his work with scale models. Working with miniatures allows you to create any imaginable world without limitations, something that has captivated customers like Audi, Volkswagen or Mattel, among many others.
Yes in the course Creative photography in studio with scale models , Felix taught you how to create incredible action scenes with toy objects, in this one goes a step further, using scale models to create portraits with a high level of detail and realism, through the use of advanced focus stacking techniques ( or stacking focus) and photo stitching.
What's included in this course?
To start, Felix will show you his work and will tell you what inspires him most. In addition, he will talk about the technique of focus stacking and will make some technical recommendations on the most suitable equipment for this type of shots.
In the preproduction phase you will decide which scale model you are going to use and you will create the concept of your scene. You will discover, too, that you can take advantage of countless materials that are within your reach to set the set.
Felix will talk about the technique of photo stitching, which will allow you to join several photographs in a high resolution image; thus obtaining the greatest detail in all the elements of your portrait.
In the production process you will create the scene, set up a lighting scheme and experiment with the soft light and hard light of a studio flash.
Once you have taken the photos, you will go to the post-production stage. You will start with the focus stacking process, then reveal the photos with Camera Raw and join the images with the photo merge technique.
To finish, you will make the final adjustments of composition and color in Photoshop and Felix will explain how to prepare the photographs to use in different media.
What is this course project?
You will create and photograph a scene with a scale model, obtaining a realistic result full of details.
Who is it aimed at?
To photographers and creatives, professionals or amateurs, and to anyone who is looking for new ways to shape their ideas.
You must have previous knowledge of photography and digital editing. With regard to the materials, you will need a 35mm digital camera, any 24mm to 70mm lens, a tripod, a light source, a computer, a scale model and materials to make the scene.
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Photographer, graphic designer and digital artist, he has excelled in the industry thanks to his photographic work with scale models. The work of Felix Hernandez has been published in magazines such as: Retouched Magazine, Docma Germany, Digital Camera, Digital Photo, DSLR Photography, Good Light Magazine, A Design, Cuartoscuro, among others and in digital media such as: Wired, Fstoppers, Petapixel, 500px, DIY Photography, Retouching Academy, Daily Mail, The Country, Bored Panda, Adobe Magazine, Capture One, RGG EDU, etc.
In addition, he directs the creative agency 'Proyecto Matatema' and the photography studio 'Hernandez Dreamphography', from where he develops creative projects for national and international brands such as Audi Germany, Audi Middle East, Volkswagen, Nickelodeon, Wilson Mexico, Jungle Island Miami, etc. .
He has also participated as a judge in the 'Handam International Photography Awards' in Dubai and in the 'Art Directors Club' of New York; activities that it makes compatible with conferences and workshops that it imparts in different parts of the world.