Learn to create photographs with a pictorial aesthetic and bring them to life in post-production
The self-portrait is a form of art, but also an exercise in analysis in which the person who practices it can act as a creative director, subject and as an artist, controlling all the variables of his final piece. In the world of photography we find from the most mundane, a simple selfie, to works like those of Krishna, a visual artist who gives his photographic self-portraits a conceptual and pictorial load that will teach you to replicate in this course.
You will learn to seek inspiration to express your ideas and complement them with props to create self-portraits with great visual and conceptual narrative. You will also learn post-production techniques to take your pictures to the next level.
What's included in this course?
You will start knowing Krishna and his beginnings in photography: how and why he chose the camera as a tool to express his artistic concerns, his career as a photographer and his influences.
Before putting your camera to work you will learn to build the concept of your photography through sketches, moodboards and artistic references. Next, Krishna will share his process behind the camera: costumes, makeup, props, lighting and preparation of the set.
You will know how Krishna configures his camera to obtain the perfect portrait and, once configured, you will start taking photos until making a selection from which the ideal photo will appear.
You will learn the editing process of Krishna, first in Camera Raw, where you will touch some details of exposure, temperature and lighting, to then take your creation to Photoshop, where you will give the finishing touches with texturing tools, retouching of skin, eyes, hair and pictorial touches.
What is this course project about?
You will make a self-portrait in which you will be able to tell a story through costumes, color and environmental elements.
Who is it for?
To any photographer or hobbyist interested in expressing himself through the creative self-portrait.
Basic knowledge of photography and Photoshop is necessary.
With regard to materials you will need a camera of any kind (it does not necessarily have to be a DSLR), a computer with Adobe Photoshop, a tripod or tripod and an automatic trigger that fits your camera to make your job easier.
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Krishna VR is a young Mexican photographer specialized in self-portrait and known for her artistic pieces that erase the lines between photography and hyperrealistic painting, through the use of elements of scenography and postproduction that help to tell a story in her photos.
At the age of 17, he won the first prize in the 'Under 20' category of the Siena International Photography Awards. In his short career he has already exhibited some of his pieces in such important museums as the Louvre in Paris, where he participated in the Exposure Award Collection with the photo 'Path Of Destruction', as well as in Amsterdam, New York or Japan.